H.R. 7276: East Africa Locust Eradication Act

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Date of Report

Fri September 25th, 2020

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To establish an interagency working group to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to eradicate locust outbreaks in the East Africa region and address future outbreaks in order to avert mass scale food insecurity and potential political destabilization, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Christopher Smith — R — NJ

Establishes an interagency working group to (1) assess the scope of the locust outbreaks in the East Africa region and their impacts on food security and political stability, including in the context of restrictions relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019); (2) review the effectiveness of regional and multilateral efforts to eradicate locust outbreaks; and (3) develop and implement a plan to eradicate locust outbreaks and address futur...

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