CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 442 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, May 18, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-VA) on May 15, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, which took no official action.
H.Res. 442 resolves that:
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funding to States to support food programs for children in child care centers or day care, as well as adults in day care facilities. Meal reimbursements are higher for meals served to low income individuals. According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the program "lacks up-to date independent evaluations to indicate whether or not recent program changes are achieving results." In an attempt to correct these assessment problems, OMB is "collecting annual data on the accuracy of reimbursement rate determinations in family day care homes to determine the program's efficiency in ensuring payments are made properly." According to the bill's findings, the program provided meals and snacks to about 3 million children in almost 200,000 child care facilities in 2008.