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Tamar Hallerman

The untold story of Georgia’s hand in the food security bill President Obama just signed

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18:  U.S. President Barack Obama is handed one of 12 bills from Staff Secretary Joani Walsh, to sign at his desk in the Oval Office at the White House December 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Later today President Obama will travel to San Bernardino, California, to meet with families of the 14 victims of the recent mass shooting, before heading to Hawaii for Christmas vacation and return on January 3, 2015.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama signs several bills at his desk in the Oval Office in December 2015. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — With the political world fixated on the Republican National Convention that was then unfolding in Cleveland, President Barack Obama quietly signed into law one of the most significant food security initiatives of his career last month.

The bill had a pretty dry Washington title — the Global Food Security Act — and Obama’s signature wasn’t met with a fancy photo op with supporters looking on or multiple special pens.

But the measure’s path in Congress was still a pretty remarkable one for a scorched earth election year like this one, with several Georgia actors working behind the scenes for the better part of a decade to get it done.

Read more about how Georgians helped shape and shepherd the legislation here.