Summary: H.R.3031 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3031. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/12/1997)

Congressional Hunger Fellows Act of 1997 - Establishes as an independent entity within the executive branch the Congressional Hunger Fellows Program to establish fellowships to develop and train individuals for careers in humanitarian service. Establishes a Board of Trustees to supervise and direct the Program.

Limits fellowship periods to 12 months.

Establishes the Congressional Hunger Fellows Trust Fund for the deposit and receipt of Program funds. Requires an annual audit of Program accounts.

Requires the Board to appoint a Program Executive Director.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer to the Program a specified amount of the surplus funds available for encouraging exportation and domestic consumption of agricultural products.

Requires the Board to report annually to the Secretary and the Congress on Program activities.