S. 541: Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Mar 12, 2013
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Mar 12, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed Senate
Passed House
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Mary Landrieu
Senior Senator from Louisiana
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2013
Length
3 pages
 
Full Title

A bill to prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
28 cosponsors (24D, 3R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/12/2013--Introduced.
Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem equine (horses and other members of the equidae family) parts to be an unsafe food additive or animal drug.
Prohibits the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human consumption.

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