S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016

Introduced:

May 7, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 20, 2016

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

Law:

Pub.L. 114-195

Sponsor:

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Senior Senator from Pennsylvania

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2016
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary

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 Hussein Obama II on July 20, 2016.

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History

May 7, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 10, 2016
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued 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

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.

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.

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