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Clinton's daily schedule: food security breakfast

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's public appointment schedule:

8:00 a.m.  Meeting with Members of Congress on Food Security
12:00 p.m.  Officiate at Swearing In Ceremony for Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
2:30 p.m.  Greet Michelle Kwan, Public Diplomacy Envoy


UPDATE: Per Clinton's 8am breakfast on food security, sources say that Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) attended, along with a number of House members. On the agenda, a bill, the Global Food Security Act, S. 384, introduced by the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Casey in February.

The Global Food Security Act is a five-year authorization that would do three things to counter the global food crisis, Casey and Lugar said in a statement announcing the bill. It creates a White House Special Coordinator for Global Food Security to coordinate a food security strategy. It authorizes "resources for agricultural productivity and rural development." And it "improves the U.S. emergency response to food crises by creating a separate Emergency Food Assistance Fund that can make local and regional purchases of food, where appropriate."



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