Summary: S.Res.271 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (10/19/1977)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry with amendment, S. Rept. 95-503)

Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should establish a Commission on Domestic and International Hunger and Malnutrition to appraise the President and Congress of the pervasiveness of hunger and malnutrition and steps necessary to counteract the problem.

Directs the Commission to (1) establish clearly the causes of hunger and malnutrition and the relationship between domestic and international hunger and malnutrition; (2) identify and evaluate Federal programs and policies related to hunger and malnutrition; and (3) develop for the President and Congress specific recommendations for policies and legislation to reduce significantly hunger and malnutrition throughout the world and assist in implementing and disseminating such recommendations.

Terminates the Commission not later than two years after the appointment of all members to the Commission.