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110th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1st Session 110-343
RECOGNIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY PROGRAMS ACROSS
THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THOSE PROGRAMS EFFORTS TO
DECREASE HUNGER AND HELP FEED THOSE IN NEED
September 24, 2007.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be
Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted
R E P O R T
[To accompany H. Res. 79]
The Committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred the
resolution (H. Res. 79) recognizing the establishment of
Hunters for the Hungry programs across the United States and
the contributions of those programs efforts to decrease hunger
and help feed those in need, having considered the same, report
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the
resolution be agreed to.
H. Res. 79 acknowledges the efforts of hunters, sportsmen's
associations, meat processors, State meat inspectors and hunger
relief organizations to provide food for those in need.
In the past 3 years, hundreds of thousands of pounds of
venison have been provided to feeding programs, and donations
The House recognizes the cooperative efforts of all
participants in the Hunters for the Hungry programs and their
contributions toward decreasing hunger.
PURPOSE AND NEED
H. Res. 79 recognizes the establishment of Hunters for the
Hungry programs across the U.S. and the contributions of those
programs efforts to decrease hunger and help those in need.
I. Full Committee Consideration
The Committee on Agriculture met, pursuant to notice, with
a quorum present, on May 17, 2007, to consider H. Res. 79 and
other pending legislation.
Members were recognized and each made a statement in
support of the legislation. Counsel was also recognized for a
brief explanation of the resolution.
There being no amendments, Mr. Goodlatte moved that H. Res
79 be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation
that it pass.
By a voice vote, and in the presence of a quorum, H. Res.
79 was ordered favorably reported to the House.
Chairman Peterson then advised Members that pursuant to the
rules of the House of Representative that Members have 2
calendar days to file such views with the Committee. No Members
came forth with intent to file additional views.
Without objection, staff was given permission to make any
necessary clerical, technical or conforming changes to reflect
the intent of the Committee.
Chairman Peterson thanked all the Members and adjourned the
meeting subject to the call of the chair.
REPORTING THE BILL--ROLL CALL VOTES
In compliance with clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the House of
Representatives, H. Res. 79 was reported by voice vote with a
majority quorum present. There was no request for a recorded
COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS
Pursuant to clause 3(c)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
House of Representatives, the Committee on Agriculture's
oversight findings and recommendations are reflected in the
body of this report.
BUDGET ACT COMPLIANCE (SECTIONS 308, 402, AND 423)
The provisions of clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules
of the House of Representatives and section 308(a)(1) of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (relating to estimates of new
budget authority, new spending authority, new credit authority,
or increased or decreased revenues or tax expenditures) were
not requested from the Congressional Budget Office as this
resolution would result in no new costs to the Federal
Government. Therefore, the Committee advises that the
resolution contains no measure that authorizes funding, so no
comparison of the total estimated funding level under clause
3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of
Representatives and sections 402 and 423 of the Congressional
Budget Act of 1974 for the relevant programs are not considered
PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
H. Res. 79 does not authorize funding, therefore, clause
3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of
Representatives is inapplicable.
CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
House of Representatives, the Committee finds the
Constitutional authority for this legislation in Article I,
clause 8, section 18, that grants Congress the power to make
all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the powers
vested by Congress in the Constitution of the United States or
in any department or officer thereof.
COMMITTEE COST ESTIMATE
Pursuant to clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that H. Res. 79
would result in no new costs to the Federal Government.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT
No advisory committee within the meaning of section 5(b) of
the Federal Advisory Committee Act was created by this
APPLICABILITY TO THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public
services or accommodations within the meaning of section
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law
FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT
H. Res. 79 contains no Federal mandates.
EARMARK STATEMENT REQUIRED BY CLAUSE 9 OF RULE XXI OF THE RULES OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
H. Res. 79 does not contain any congressional earmarks,
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined in
clause 9(d), 9(e), or 9(f) of rule XXI of the Rules of the
House of Representatives.
CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW
H. Res. 79 does not amend any existing Federal statute.