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Global Food Security Bill Passes House

On April 12, the House approved, 370-33, H.R. 1567, the Global Food Security Act, sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the bill in April 2015 (see The Source, 4/24/15), while the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved its version of the legislation, S. 1252, on March 10 (see The Source, 3/11/16).

The bill would authorize $1 billion in FY2016 for the development of a government-wide strategy to improve “the nutritional status of women and children, particularly during the critical first 1,000-day window until a child reaches two years of age, and with a focus on reducing child stunting, through nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs, including related water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.”

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