The House has extended the life of its Select Committee on Hunger for two years. The vote
was 286 to 124 and the resolution (H Res 20) does not require Senate action.
The panel's budget during the 99th Congress is estimated at $1.3 million. Because it is not a standing committee, it cannot pass legislation. It is one of five select committees in the House.
Supporters say a special committee is needed to give the hunger issue the undivided
attention it deserves. Critics say a non-legislative committee on hunger is unjustified in
view of budget deficits and the fact that at least eight standing committees already have
jurisdiction over the issue.
How They Voted Yea Nay Did not vote Rep. Anderson (D) x Rep. Dixon (D) x Rep. Dymally (D) x Rep. Fiedler (R) x Rep. Levine (D) x Rep. Lungren (R) x