S. 1007 (97th): Food Stamp and Commodity Distribution Amendments of 1981


Apr 27, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 10, 1981 but was never passed by the House.


Jesse Helms

Senator from North Carolina


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to restrain food stamp program spending, to increase States agency flexibility, to focus benefits toward the most needy, to extend appropriations authority, to amend the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973, and to extend and improve the commodity distribution programs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Apr 27, 1981

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 13, 1981
Reported by Committee

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Jun 10, 1981
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

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


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1208 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 4, 1983

H.R. 3273 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 28, 1981

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