About the bill
Should schools be able to buy food for school lunches from anywhere in the world, even if it’s cheaper that way? Or should a waiver be required to purchase from any foreign country?
A Sacramento Bee investigation and public records request revealed California school districts importing foods such as canned peaches from China for their school lunches, despite having not just one but four canned peach processing centers nearby. The Chinese alternatives were less expensive.
The National School Lunch Program, created in 1946, feeds about 30.4 million children. It was amended in 1998 to include a “Buy America” provision encouraging schools to purchase American foods and products for students “to the maximum extent practicable.”
However, these are only guidelines without the force of law.
What the bill ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019
Length: 5 pages
What legislators are saying
“Garamendi Outlines Major Accomplishments for 116th Congress”
— Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Sponsor) on Oct 28, 2020
Nov 14, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6299 (114th).
Feb 7, 2019
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Jan 25, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 465.
H.R. 1066 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1066. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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