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S. 500: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Pat Roberts

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Kansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Mar 2, 2017

Status:

Ordered Reported on Mar 15, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 15, 2017.

Prognosis:

30% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 1238 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jun 30, 2017

History

Mar 2, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Mar 15, 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.

Apr 24, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

Pending
 
Passed Senate (House next)

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 500 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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