H.R.2842: To create competition in the Department of Agriculture's canned tuna purchasing program to strengthen the Department's buying power, increase the availability of canned tuna to school lunch, child nutrition, and other Federal nutrition programs, and create jobs in the domestic canning industry.

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Sponsor Linda T. Sánchez, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 9 (4 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced July 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to revise the Agricultural Marketing Service Master Solicitation and Supplement specifications for the purchase of canned tuna to require that: (1) all such tuna be landed by U.S.-flagged fishing vessels; (2) not less than 75% of the value of such tuna be produced in the United States; and (3) all such tuna be canned in the United States, including Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, or U.S. territories or possessions.

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

    Bill Actions

    Date Description
    Aug. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.
    July 25, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
    July 25, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture