Chairman Royce Announces Committee Webpage Devoted to Bipartisan Food Aid Reform Efforts

Jun 14, 2013

Washington, D.C. Today, U.S. Rep Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the launch of a new committee webpage that serves as a repository for information about bipartisan efforts to modernize U.S. international food aid delivery to feed more people, more quickly, at a lower cost.  The webpage launch follows Wednesday’s full committee hearing on food aid reform.  Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios testified at the hearing in support of the reform efforts.

Royce said:  "Modernizing U.S. international food aid to help more people facing starvation, more quickly, at a lower cost is common sense, especially given our deep fiscal challenges.  I am pleased that this reform effort is supported by a broad, bipartisan coalition.” 

The Committee webpage on food aid is available at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/foodaid.

**Royce and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1983, the Food Aid Reform Act last month. The bill is expected to save $500 million over the next ten years while at the same time enabling the United States to reach more people, more quickly, at less expense. To learn more about the bill, click here

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