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H.R. 1238: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1238 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a program to coordinate the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense from acts of terrorism and other high-consequence events that pose a risk to homeland security.

Sponsor and status

David Young

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Feb 28, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 30, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 30, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-43

History

Feb 28, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Mar 8, 2017
 
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.

Mar 16, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Mar 22, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

May 24, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 20, 2017
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 30, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1238 is 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.

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