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Introduced in Senate (03/14/2017)

Food Security is National Security Act of 2017

This bill amends the Defense Production Act of 1950 to: (1) require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to consider the potential effects of a proposed or pending transaction on the security of the U.S. food and agriculture systems, including any effects on the availability of, access to, or safety and quality of food; and (2) include the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services as members of the committee.


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Date
03/14/2017 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
03/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced:

Food Security is National Security Act of 2017

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced:

A bill to amend section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 to include the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services as members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and to require the Committee to consider the security of the food and agriculture systems of the United States as a factor to be considered when determining to take action with respect to foreign investment, and for other purposes.


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Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 03/14/2017
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 03/14/2017
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] 04/03/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs03/14/2017 Referred to

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