Senate Bill 2695
116th Congress(2019-2020)
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 24, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 24, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 17, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2695
Congress
116
Policy Area
Agriculture and Food
Agriculture and Food
Primary focus of measure is agricultural practices; agricultural prices and marketing; agricultural education; food assistance or nutrition programs; food industry, supply, and safety; aquaculture; horticulture and plants. Measures concerning international trade in agricultural products may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
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No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Act of 2019

This bill provides statutory authority for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act through the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to provide integrated research and development to defend U.S. agriculture and food against bio- and agro-terrorism threats.

Specifically, the bill requires USDA to use the facility to implement research and development objectives to (1) develop veterinary countermeasures for emerging foreign animal diseases and animal transboundary diseases; and (2) provide advanced test, diagnostic, and evaluation capability for threat detection, vulnerability assessment, and veterinary countermeasure assessment for animal and zoonotic diseases.

Text (2)
December 17, 2019
October 24, 2019
Actions (5)
12/17/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 376.
12/17/2019
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Reported by Senator Roberts with amendments. Without written report.
12/17/2019
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
10/24/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
10/24/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 25, 2019 4:42:30 AM
Updated
Jan 13, 2021 5:53:25 AM