Summary

                            To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Assistant
Secretary for Health Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to
carry out a program to coordinate DHS efforts related to defending the food,
agriculture, and veterinary systems of the United States against terrorism and
other high-consequence events that pose a high risk to homeland security.

Such program shall:

 * provide oversight and management of DHS's responsibilities pursuant to
   Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 - Defense of United States
   Agriculture and Food;
 *  provide oversight and integration of DHS activities related to veterinary
   public health, food defense, and agricultural security;
 * lead DHS policy initiatives related to food, animal, and agricultural
   incidents and to overall domestic preparedness for, and collective response
   to, agricultural terrorism;
 *  coordinate with other DHS components on activities related to food and
   agriculture security and screening procedures for domestic and imported
   products; and
 *  coordinate with appropriate federal departments and agencies.

Reported to House without amendment, Part I
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been
expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) to carry out a program to coordinate DHS efforts related to defending the
food, agriculture, and veterinary systems of the United States against terrorism
and other high-consequence events that pose a high risk to homeland security.

Such program shall:

 * provide oversight and management of DHS's responsibilities pursuant to
   Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 - Defense of United States
   Agriculture and Food;
 *  provide oversight and integration of DHS activities related to veterinary
   public health, food defense, and agricultural security;
 * lead DHS policy initiatives related to food, animal, and agricultural
   incidents and to overall domestic preparedness for, and collective response
   to, agricultural terrorism;
 *  coordinate with other DHS components on activities related to food and
   agriculture security and screening procedures for domestic and imported
   products; and
 *  coordinate with appropriate federal departments and agencies.

Passed House without amendment
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary
of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) to carry out a program to coordinate DHS efforts related to defending the
food, agriculture, and veterinary systems of the United States against terrorism
and other high-consequence events that pose a high risk to homeland security.

Such program shall:

 * provide oversight and management of DHS's responsibilities pursuant to
   Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 - Defense of United States
   Agriculture and Food;
 *  provide oversight and integration of DHS activities related to veterinary
   public health, food defense, and agricultural security;
 * lead DHS policy initiatives related to food, animal, and agricultural
   incidents and to overall domestic preparedness for, and collective response
   to, agricultural terrorism;
 *  coordinate with other DHS components on activities related to food and
   agriculture security and screening procedures for domestic and imported
   products; and
 *  coordinate with appropriate federal departments and agencies.

Passed Senate amended
Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) to carry out a program to coordinate DHS efforts related to defending the
food, agriculture, and veterinary systems of the United States against terrorism
and other high-consequence events that pose a high risk to homeland security.

Such program shall:

 * provide oversight and management of DHS's responsibilities pursuant to
   Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 - Defense of United States
   Agriculture and Food;
 *  provide oversight and integration of DHS activities related to veterinary
   public health, food defense, and agricultural security;
 * lead DHS policy initiatives related to food, animal, and agricultural
   incidents and to overall domestic preparedness for, and collective response
   to, agricultural terrorism;
 *  coordinate with other DHS components on activities related to food and
   agriculture security and screening procedures for domestic and imported
   products; and
 *  coordinate with appropriate federal departments and agencies.

Public Law
(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on May 24,
2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) to carry out a program to coordinate DHS efforts related to defending the
food, agriculture, and veterinary systems of the United States against terrorism
and other high-consequence events that pose a high risk to homeland security.

Such program shall:

 * provide oversight and management of DHS's responsibilities pursuant to
   Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 - Defense of United States
   Agriculture and Food;
 *  provide oversight and integration of DHS activities related to veterinary
   public health, food defense, and agricultural security;
 * lead DHS policy initiatives related to food, animal, and agricultural
   incidents and to overall domestic preparedness for, and collective response
   to, agricultural terrorism;
 *  coordinate with other DHS components on activities related to food and
   agriculture security and screening procedures for domestic and imported
   products; and
 *  coordinate with appropriate federal departments and agencies.



                        

Actions

  • Became Public Law No: 115-43.

    Jun 30th, 2017
  • Became Public Law No: 115-43.

    Jun 30th, 2017
  • Signed by President.

    Jun 30th, 2017
  • Signed by President.

    Jun 30th, 2017
  • On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection. (text as House agreed to Senate amendments: CR H4974-4975)

    Jun 20th, 2017
  • Mr. Katko asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H4974-4975)

    Jun 20th, 2017
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Jun 20th, 2017
  • Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.(text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H4974-4975)

    Jun 20th, 2017
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House.

    May 25th, 2017
  • Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.

    May 24th, 2017
  • Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3151-3152)

    May 24th, 2017
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.

    May 24th, 2017
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.

    May 24th, 2017
  • Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.

    May 24th, 2017
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

    Mar 23rd, 2017
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 6 (Roll no. 187). (text: CR H2304-2305)

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 6 (Roll no. 187).(text: CR H2304-2305)

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2330-2331)

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1238.

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2304-2307)

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 22.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Committee on Agriculture discharged.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-42, Part I.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-42, Part I.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Committee on Agriculture discharged.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

    Mar 8th, 2017
  • Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Mar 8th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Mar 3rd, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 28th, 2017