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S. 1252 (114th): Global Food Security Act of 2016

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by President Barack Obama on July 20, 2016.

The law authorizes a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive, sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes.

This law has been endorsed by a number of humanitarian organizations, including Oxfam, Food for the Hungry, Bread for the World, The Borgen Project and the ONE Campaign. …

Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Casey

Sponsor. Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2016
Length: 10 pages
May 7, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 20, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 20, 2016.

Pub.L. 114-195

15 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 7 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

In 2016, Casey Produces Results on National Security and Measures to Help PA’s Middle Class, Seniors and Kids
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] (Sponsor) on Dec 28, 2016

Isakson Touts Accomplishments on Behalf of Georgians, Veterans
    — Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA, 2005-2019] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 15, 2016

It is time for a paradigm shift in U.S. foreign aid
    — Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3, 2013-2020] on Jul 5, 2016

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 1567: Global Food Security Act of 2016

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 12, 2016. 89% incorporated. (compare text)


May 7, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 10, 2016
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 20, 2016
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 18, 2016
Considered by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 6, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 20, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1252 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1252. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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