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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    110-343

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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

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 September 24, 2007.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted 
                             the following

                              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.

                           BRIEF EXPLANATION

    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 
have multiplied.
    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.

                        COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

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 
vote.

                      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 
applicable.

                    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 
legislation.

                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 
104-1).

                       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.