H.Res. 270: Recognizing the establishment of Hunters for the Hungry programs

H.Res. 270

Recognizing the establishment of Hunters for the Hungry programs

Date
July 20, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 270 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) March 19, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 270 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

 

  • "Recognizes the cooperative efforts of hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, State meat inspectors, and hunger relief organizations to establish Hunters for the Hungry programs across the United States; and
  • "Recognizes the contributions of Hunters for the Hungry programs to efforts to decrease hunger and help feed those in need."

Background

According to the resolution findings, Hunters for the Hungry programs are cooperative efforts among hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, State meat inspectors, and hunger relief organizations to help feed those in need. During the past three years Hunters for the Hungry programs have brought hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and food banks.