Last week, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Global Food Security Act (S. 1252). This common sense legislation will save lives by combatting hunger and malnutrition in disaster areas around the globe. And it will do all that without increasing spending by a single dime. In fact, it requires a results-based approach for U.S. food aid spending and authorizes a humanitarian program that will better empower people to rise out of poverty instead of depending upon foreign assistance or seeking refuge beyond their own borders. 

Speaker Ryan was joined by the bill's authors, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), when he signed the bill. It is now in-waiting at the White House, where it is expected to become law.

The Global Food Security Act signed by Speaker Ryan