To establish an interagency working group to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to control locust outbreaks in the East Africa region and address future outbreaks in order to avert mass scale food insecurity and potential political destabilization, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Length: 7 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 18, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.
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7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Smith, Bass introduce bipartisan bill to help African nations facing locust infestation, starvation”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jun 22, 2020
“the daily leader: wednesday, november 18, 2020”
— Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 17, 2020
“the weekly leader: friday, november 13, 2020”
— Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 14, 2020
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What stakeholders are saying
Jun 18, 2020
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 29, 2020
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.
Nov 13, 2020
Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).
Nov 18, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 7276 (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. 7276. 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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