S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016

This was a vote to pass S. 1252 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 Hussein Obama II 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, Bread for the World, The Borgen Project and the ONE Campaign.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Congress
114th Congress
Date
Jul 6, 2016
Chamber
House
Number
#354
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House
Result:
Passed

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 369
 
 
85%
186 183
  Nay 53
 
 
12%
53 0
Not Voting 11
 
 
3%
7 4
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov
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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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