H.R.2730 - George Thomas "Mickey" Leland Hunger Relief Stamp Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 08/05/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||08/23/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Postal Service.|
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Summary: H.R.2730 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/05/1999)
George Thomas "Mickey" Leland Hunger Relief Stamp Act of 1999 - Amends Federal law to require the Postal Service to establish a special rate of postage for first class mail that is up to 25 percent higher than the regular rate as a voluntary alternative that the public may use to contribute to funding for emergency food relief within the United States.
Requires 50 percent of collected amounts to be paid to the: (1) Department of Agriculture, for purposes of the Emergency Food Assistance Program; and (2) Agency for International Development, for purposes of the Africa Food Security Initiative.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that nothing in this Act should: (1) cause a net decrease in total funds received by the Department of Agriculture, the Agency for International Development, or any other Federal agency below the level that would have otherwise been received but for this Act's enactment; or (2) affect first-class or other regular postage rates.
Requires special postage stamps to be made available to the public.