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Senate Proceeding on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 4:35:28 to 4:39:24
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Robert P. Casey, Jr.

4:23:24 to 4:35:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

4:35:19 to 4:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: call upon my friends in congress in both chambers, on both sides of the aisle to join me and millions of advocates across the country in a mission to end hunger.| mr. president, i yield the floor. a

Saxby Chambliss

4:35:28 to 4:35:39( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss: i ask unanimous consent that following my comments senator bennett be recognized. the presiding officer: without

Saxby Chambliss

4:35:28 to 4:39:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

4:35:39 to 4:35:50( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: objection. mr. chambliss: mr. president, i rise to join my colleague from pennsylvania, senator casey, in supporting the resolution to recognize july 30, 2008, as the 40 anniversary of the establishment

Saxby Chambliss

4:35:50 to 4:36:06( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: of the senate select committee on nutrition and human needs. 40 years ago there was a significant awakening in this country about the issue of hunger and its impact on americans. as the resolution

Saxby Chambliss

4:36:06 to 4:36:17( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: states, the cbs-award winning documentary "hunger in america" was an important impetus to putting a human face on this situation. like many americans, senators george mcgovern of south dakota and

Saxby Chambliss

4:36:17 to 4:36:30( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: robert dole of kansas were moved by this documentary, and, thus, into action. the first step was the creation of the senate select committee on nutrition and human needs. the committee focused on

Saxby Chambliss

4:36:30 to 4:36:45( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the magnitude of hunger within our borders as well as shortcomings of existing domestic nutrition assistance programs. for example, the food stamp program required participants to purchase a portion

Saxby Chambliss

4:36:45 to 4:36:59( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: of their food stamp allotment, which left many americans unable to receive any benefit because they could not atoward to buy stamps. the -- could not afford to buy stamps. the mcgovern-dole partnership

Saxby Chambliss

4:36:59 to 4:37:17( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: led to many improvements in our country's nutrition assistance safety net. today domestic food assistance programs touch one in five americans each year. the food stamp program, which was recently renamed in

Saxby Chambliss

4:37:17 to 4:37:30( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the farm bill, the supplemental nutrition assistance program, the cornerstone of this safety net by assisting over 27 million americans each month. the special supplemental nutrition program for women,

Saxby Chambliss

4:37:30 to 4:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: infants and children, or wick, serves 8.5 million americans and provides expecting mothers and their young children with the nutrition needed for a healthy start in life. the national school lunch program

Saxby Chambliss

4:37:47 to 4:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: provides over 31 million lunches each day and nourishes schoolchildren with balanced and healthy meals. and as a husband and father of public school teachers, i particularly know the direct correlation

Saxby Chambliss

4:38:01 to 4:38:13( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: between healthy, nutritious meals and the ability of a child to learn. the emergency food assistance program assists food banks all across the country in meeting families' food needs in times

Saxby Chambliss

4:38:13 to 4:38:26( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: of sudden hardship. i'm very proud to serve as ranking member on the senate committee on agriculture, nutrition, and forestry. this committee ties the important role of production agriculture to the

Saxby Chambliss

4:38:26 to 4:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: necessity of ensuring that all americans have a safe, nutritious and affordable food supply. the select committee we are honoring today is the predecessor of the committee's subcommittee on nutrition

Saxby Chambliss

4:38:41 to 4:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and food assistance. and the issues before it receive significant attention. my colleagues on the committee and i share the determination to provide an effective nutrition safety net, and we continue to

Saxby Chambliss

4:38:57 to 4:39:12( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: -- we continue the bipartisan approach established by senators mcgovern and dole. this is proven in the recently enacted 2008 farm bill in which funding for domestic nutrition assistance was substantially

Saxby Chambliss

4:39:12 to 4:39:24( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: increased. 73% of the total spending in the 2008 farm bill is allocated to domestic nutrition assistance programs. giving -- given rising food prices, we worked to lend a hand to those citizens in both

Robert Bennett

4:39:24 to 4:39:39( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Bennett: rural and urban america that are struggling to feed their families. i'm pleased to be an original cosponsor of this resolution. i look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to fight -- in

Robert Bennett

4:39:24 to 4:49:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Bennett

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