House Passes Food Aid Amendment To Agriculture Appropriations Bill

House Committee on Foreign Affairs: House Passes Chairman Royce Amendment to Modernize U.S. International Food Aid
“…Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded House passage of his amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill to improve U.S. international food aid to help more people facing starvation, at a lower cost. Specifically, the Royce amendment provides funds for the ‘Local and Regional Purchase’ (LRP) program allowing the U.S. to buy food closer to areas in crisis, reducing transit time and costs…” (6/11).