On July 6, the House approved, 369-53, S. 1252, the Global Food Security Act. The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the bill on May 18 (see The Source, 5/20/16); the Senate approved the measure on April 20 (see The Source, 4/22/16). The House approved an earlier version of the measure (H.R. 1567) on April 12 (see The Source, 4/15/16). The vote clears the measure for President Obama’s signature.
The legislation would authorize U.S. foreign assistance to address global poverty and hunger, and improve nutrition security, especially among women and children.