Summary: H.R.3293 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/14/2001)

Agricultural Bioterrorism Countermeasures Act of 2001 - Authorizes appropriations for biosecurity upgrades at specified Department of Agriculture and related facilities.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to bioterrorism countermeasures, to: (1) expand Agricultural Research Service programs to protect the domestic food supply; (2) establish a Consortium for Countermeasures Against Agricultural Bioterrorism comprised of institutions of higher education in partnership with Federal agencies to develop long-term biosecurity programs; (3) enhance the National Research Initiative of the Competitive Grants Program of the Award Grants Program of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service by awarding grants for bioterrorism protective measures; and (4) expand the capacities of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Food Safety Inspection Service. Authorizes appropriations.