H.Res. 362: Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the goals and ideals of the National School Lunch Program

H.Res. 362

Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the goals and ideals of the National School Lunch Program

Date
March 2, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 362 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Diane E. Watson (D-CA) on April 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 362 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of the National School Lunch Program; and
• "Recognizes that America's pupils deserve access to high-quality, safe, nutritious meals available in the school setting."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the National School Lunch Program is declared to be the policy of the United States Congress to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the States, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of food and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.