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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Global Food Security Act of 2016

Short Titles as Reported to House

Global Food Security Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced

Global Food Security Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize 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.

Actions Overview (3)

04/12/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 370 - 33 (Roll no. 139).(text: CR H1612-1614)
04/12/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 114-482.
03/24/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber
07/14/2016SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
04/13/2016SenateReceived in the Senate.
04/12/2016-6:53pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/12/2016-6:53pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 370 - 33 (Roll no. 139). (text: CR H1612-1614)
04/12/2016-6:33pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1617-1618)
04/12/2016-5:40pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
04/12/2016-5:17pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1567.
04/12/2016-5:17pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1612-1617)
04/12/2016-5:17pmHouseMr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/12/2016HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 367.
04/12/2016HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 114-482.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
04/23/2015HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
04/23/2015HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/24/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
03/24/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (127)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4]* 03/24/2015
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]* 03/24/2015
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 03/24/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 03/26/2015
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 04/13/2015
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 04/21/2015
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 04/22/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 04/22/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 04/22/2015
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 04/23/2015
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 04/28/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 04/28/2015
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 04/30/2015
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 05/14/2015
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 05/14/2015
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 05/14/2015
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 05/14/2015
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 05/18/2015
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 05/18/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 05/19/2015
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/19/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 05/19/2015
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 05/20/2015
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/20/2015
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 05/21/2015
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 05/21/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 05/21/2015
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 06/01/2015
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 06/01/2015
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 06/01/2015
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 06/01/2015
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/08/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 06/09/2015
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 06/09/2015
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 06/10/2015
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 06/10/2015
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 06/10/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 06/10/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 06/10/2015
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 06/23/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 06/23/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 06/24/2015
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 07/07/2015
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 07/07/2015
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 07/07/2015
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 07/07/2015
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 07/07/2015
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 07/13/2015
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 07/13/2015
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 07/15/2015
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 07/21/2015
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 07/21/2015
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 07/21/2015
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 07/23/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 07/27/2015
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 07/29/2015
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 07/29/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 07/29/2015
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 07/29/2015
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 07/29/2015
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 07/31/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 09/08/2015
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 09/09/2015
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 09/11/2015
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 09/17/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 09/17/2015
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 09/17/2015
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 09/17/2015
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 09/25/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/25/2015
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 10/01/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 10/06/2015
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24] 10/06/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 10/06/2015
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 10/09/2015
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 10/09/2015
Rep. Jolly, David W. [R-FL-13] 10/21/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 10/21/2015
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 10/21/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 10/27/2015
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 10/27/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 10/27/2015
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 10/27/2015
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 10/27/2015
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 10/29/2015
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 10/29/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 11/03/2015
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 11/03/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 11/03/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 11/03/2015
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 11/05/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 11/16/2015
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 11/16/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 11/16/2015
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 11/17/2015
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 11/17/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 11/17/2015
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 11/18/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 11/18/2015
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 11/30/2015
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 12/02/2015
Rep. Graham, Gwen [D-FL-2] 12/16/2015
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5] 01/11/2016
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19] 02/01/2016
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 02/01/2016
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 02/23/2016
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 02/23/2016
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 02/29/2016
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 03/03/2016
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 03/23/2016
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 03/23/2016
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 04/11/2016
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 04/11/2016
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 04/11/2016
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 04/11/2016

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs03/24/2015 Referred to
04/23/2015 Markup by
04/12/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-482
Senate Foreign Relations07/14/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (04/12/2016)

Global Food Security Act of 2016

This bill requires the President to develop and implement a Global Food Security Strategy to promote global food security, resilience, and nutrition.

(Sec. 2) This section specifies that it is in the U.S. national security interest to promote global food security, resilience, and nutrition, consistent with national food security investment plans through programs and activities that:

  • accelerate inclusive, agricultural-led economic growth that reduces global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition;
  • increase the productivity, incomes, and livelihoods of small-scale producers;
  • build resilience to food shocks among vulnerable populations and households while reducing reliance upon emergency food assistance;
  • create an environment for agricultural growth and investment;
  • improve the nutritional status of women and children;
  • align with and leverage U.S strategies and investments in trade, economic growth, science and technology, agricultural research and extension, maternal and child health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene;
  • strengthen partnerships between U.S. and foreign universities that build agricultural capacity; and
  • ensure the effective use of taxpayer dollars in achieving these objectives.

(Sec. 3) This section sets forth definitions that apply to this bill.

(Sec. 4) The President must coordinate a whole-of-government strategy to promote global food security, resilience, and nutrition, consistent with national food security investment plans.

This section specifies required goals and criteria for the strategy. The President must coordinate the efforts of federal departments and agencies to implement the strategy by establishing: (1) monitoring and evaluation systems, coherence, and coordination across federal departments and agencies; and (2) platforms for regular consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders and congressional committees.

The President must submit the strategy, including agency-specific plans, to Congress by October 1, 2016.

(Sec. 5) To carry out the strategy, the President may provide assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to prevent or address food shortages.

(Sec. 6) The President must report annually to Congress on the implementation of the Global Food Security Strategy.

(Sec. 7) This section specifies that nothing in the Global Food Security Strategy or this bill should be construed to supersede or otherwise affect the authority of federal departments and agencies to carry out specified food and nutrition security or emergency and nonemergency food assistance programs.