H.Con.Res. 164 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) July 10, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 164 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- "Recognizes the valuable historic and continued contribution of the Food and Nutrition Service and its employees to the citizens of the United States;
- "Commends the efforts of States, territories, local governments, and nonprofit charitable and faith-based organizations to end hunger and provide nutritious food to citizens of the United States;
- "Encourages the continued efforts to educate the citizens of the United States about the importance of eating nutritiously and living a healthy lifestyle; and
- "Recognizes and reaffirms the commitment of the United States to end hunger in the United States and continue to lead the world in ending global hunger."
According to the resolution findings, the Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture works with State and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based organizations to provide food and nutritional support to over 36,000,000 people in the United States.