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S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016

Jul 6, 2016 at 4:05 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House.

This was a vote to pass S. 1252 (114th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

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 Obama on July 20, 2016.

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

This law has been endorsed by a number of humanitarian organizations, including Oxfam, Food for the Hungry, Bread for the World, The Borgen Project and the ONE Campaign.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 87%
 
 
369
186
 
183
 
Nay 13%
 
 
53
53
 
0
 
Not Voting
 
 
11
7
 
4
 

Passed. 2/3 Required. Source: house.gov.

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