H.R. 7675, a bill to amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish an Agricultural and Food System Supply Chain Resilience and Crisis Response Task Force, and for other purposes
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Agriculture on May 17, 2022
H.R. 7675 would establish a task force in the Department of Agriculture to evaluate the stability and reliability of the nation’s agriculture and food system supply chain. Under the bill, the Secretary of Agriculture would appoint a special advisor to head the task force and consult with the Secretaries of Commerce and Transportation as part of the evaluation. The bill also would require the advisor to report the task force’s findings to the Congress and recommend ways to improve the supply chain’s safety, security, and resilience. The task force’s authority would end on September 30, 2023.
Using information about the costs of similar activities, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost less than $500,000; any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.