Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement after President Obama signed the Global Food Security Act:
"With President Obama's signature, the Global Food Security Act is now the law of the land. I've worked on this legislation for years because it helps the world's most vulnerable and enhances American security by promoting stability in parts of the world experiencing challenges. The GFSA will ensure Feed the Future, which has helped improve nutrition for 12 million malnourished children and increased the income of 7 million farmers, will continue into the next Administration. This legislation wouldn't have become law with my partner in the Senate, Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Chris Smith and Betty McCollum in the House of Representatives. I also want to acknowledge Senators Mike Johanns and Richard Lugar who are no longer in Congress but were my earliest partners on this effort."