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House Subcommittee Examines Global Food Security Act

On July 18, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “Implementing the Global Food Security Act.” The Global Food Security Act, S. 1252, would authorize U.S. foreign assistance to address poverty and hunger, and to improve nutrition security. The House passed the legislation during the 114th Congress (see The Source, 7/8/16).

The hearing focused on assessing the impact of the Global Food Security Act, such as the success of programs designed to improve nutrition for women and children.

The following witnesses testified:

  • Theodore Lyng, acting special representative for Global Food Security, Department of State;
  • Beth Dunford, Ph.D., assistant to the administrator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID; and
  • C.D. Glin, president and CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation.
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