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H.R.1794: Halal and Kosher Food Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Kosher and Halal Food Act of 2013 - Amends the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to: (1) provide for the increased purchase of Kosher and Halal food if such food is cost neutral as compared to food that is not from food manufacturers with a Kosher or Halal certification, and (2) modify the labeling of the commodities list under the emergency food assistance program to enable Kosher and Halal food bank operators to identify which commodities to obtain from local food banks.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.