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National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Act of 2019

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National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Act of 2019

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A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide for the defense of United States agriculture and food through the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, and for other purposes.


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12/17/2019Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Reported by Senator Roberts with amendments. Without written report.
10/24/2019Introduced in Senate

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12/17/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 376.
Action By: Senate
12/17/2019Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Reported by Senator Roberts with amendments. Without written report.
12/17/2019Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
10/24/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Action By: Senate

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry10/24/2019 Referred to
12/17/2019 Markup by
12/17/2019 Reported by

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Introduced in Senate (10/24/2019)

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Act of 2019

This bill provides statutory authority for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act through the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to provide integrated research and development to defend U.S. agriculture and food against bio- and agro-terrorism threats.

Specifically, the bill requires USDA to use the facility to implement research and development objectives to (1) develop veterinary countermeasures for emerging foreign animal diseases and animal transboundary diseases; and (2) provide advanced test, diagnostic, and evaluation capability for threat detection, vulnerability assessment, and veterinary countermeasure assessment for animal and zoonotic diseases.