On the House Passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), House Foreign Affairs senior committee member and chairman of its Africa subcommittee, welcomed passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act (S. 2269) on Friday:
“Today’s reauthorization solidifies the importance of food security as a key US foreign policy objective, and will help millions of people achieve agricultural self-sufficiency. It will also help reduce stunting that affects so many children around the world. Congress will continue to conduct vigorous oversight in its implementation, to ensure that our food and nutrition programs are integrated with our deworming efforts so as to maximize results. We want to make sure we are feeding the children, not feeding the worms.”
Smith is the prime sponsor of H.R. 5129, the House analogue to the bill which passed today. H.R. 5129 has over 130 bipartisan cosponsors.