S. 2415 (100th): A bill to provide that surplus dairy products should be provided to carry out the temporary emergency food assistance program before certain dairy export programs, to extend such dairy export programs and such food assistance program, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
May 19, 1988 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
John Melcher
Senator from Montana
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
S. 2560 (Related)
Hunger Prevention Act of 1988

Signed by the President
Sep 19, 1988

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 14, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 19, 1988
Referred to Committee May 19, 1988
Reported by Committee Jun 14, 1988
 
Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


5/19/1988--Introduced.
Amends the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to state that the dairy export incentive program and the export sales of dairy products program shall not be operated in a way that will reduce the dairy products available for the temporary emergency food assistance program (TEFAP) or any other domestic feeding program.
Extends TEFAP, including storage and distribution authorizations, through FY 1991.
Increases the amount of TEFAP funds for emergency feeding organizations.
Extends through FY 1991 the Secretary of Agriculture's responsibility to publish a notice of anticipated available commodities in the Federal Register. Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to extend through FY 1991:
(1) the dairy export incentive program; and
(2) the export sales of dairy products program.
Amends the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to direct the Secretary to establish procedures for State, local, or private donations to supplement Federal food assistance programs.
Authorizes States or emergency feeding organizations to use funds appropriated under this Act for facilities use and distribution costs.
Authorizes States to use such funds to conduct an information program regarding available food assistance programs, including the food stamp program and the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children.
Directs State and local agencies to continue to use volunteer workers and donated food stuffs in food distribution programs.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 2415 (100th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus