[actionDate] => 2002-11-20
[displayText] => Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S11792: text as passed Senate: CR S11792; text of measure as introduced: CR S11741)
[externalActionCode] => 17000
[description] => Agreed to in Senate
Shown Here: Passed Senate without amendment (11/20/2002)
Expresses the sense of the Senate that the United States should adopt a global strategy with coordinated activities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia to address the short-term humanitarian needs and long-term rural development needs of countries affected by the collapse of coffee prices. States that the President should explore measures to support and complement multilateral efforts to respond to the global coffee crisis. Urges private sector coffee buyers and roasters to work with the United States to find a solution to the crisis which is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for all interested parties, and which addresses oversupply in the world coffee market.