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Roll Call

The House

March 24, 1985

Hunger Panel

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

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