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Passed Senate without amendment (07/09/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Recognizes, with respect to the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 on July 10, 1954, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Agriculture, and associated partners for: (1) providing emergency food assistance to address famine or other extraordinary relief requirements; (2) forging linkages between the abundance of food produced under the agricultural system of the United States and people in need of assistance throughout the world; (3) undertaking activities to alleviate hunger; (4) promoting economic, agricultural, educational, and community development in developing countries; (5) identifying the private partners capable of carrying out the mission of the programs established under that Act; (6) implementing procedures governing the use and evaluation of the programs and funds; and (7) overseeing the use of taxpayers' dollars to carry out such programs.

Declares that July 10, 2004, is a day that recognizes: (1) the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the concessional credit program and the Food for Peace program under such Act; and (2) the accomplishments of USAID, the Department of Agriculture, and associated private voluntary organization and nongovernmental organization partners in alleviating hunger and poverty, bolstering development, and restoring hope around the world.