H.Res. 507: Supporting the goals of National Dairy Month

H.Res. 507

Supporting the goals of National Dairy Month

Sponsor
Rep. Joe Courtney

Date
July 7, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 507 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) on June 4, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 507 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Supports the goals of National Dairy Month;
  • "Encourages States and local governments to observe National Dairy Month with appropriate activities and events that promote the dairy industry;
  • "Recognizes the important role that the dairy industry has played in the economic and nutritional well being of Americans;
  • "Commends dairy farmers for their continued hard work and commitment to the United States economy and to the preservation of open space; and
  • "Encourages all Americans to show their continued support for the dairy industry and dairy farmers."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, there are nearly 70,000 dairy farms throughout the United States, and approximately 99 percent of these farms are family owned. The dairy industry in the United States produces more than 170 billion pounds of milk annually and contributes tens of billions of dollars to the economy. The American Dairy Association and National Dairy Council have designated June 2009 as National Dairy Month