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H.R. 5229 (rds) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 219 South Church Street in Odum, Georgia, as the ``Ruth Harris Coleman Post Office Building''. [Received in the Senate] ...


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108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5229

 To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide 
for automatic eligibility for free school lunch and breakfast programs 
to children of parents who are enlisted members of the Armed Forces on 
                              active duty.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 6, 2004

   Mr. Baca introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide 
for automatic eligibility for free school lunch and breakfast programs 
to children of parents who are enlisted members of the Armed Forces on 
                              active duty.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) Families of active duty military are undergoing 
        hardship while the Nation is at war.
            (2) Providing free lunch to children of active duty 
        military families is a temporary measure to help alleviate the 
        burden placed upon them during a time of war.
            (3) During this difficult period, the Nation must ensure 
        that the needs of those who are serving the Nation are taken 
        care of.

SEC. 2. FREE SCHOOL LUNCH ELIGIBILITY FOR CHILDREN OF PARENTS ON ACTIVE 
              MILITARY DUTY.

    (a) In General.--Section 9(b)(12)(A) of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(12)(A) is amended--
            (1) in clause (v), by striking ``; or'' and inserting a 
        semicolon;
            (2) in clause (vi), by striking the period and inserting 
        ``; or''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new clause:
            ``(vii) the child of a parent who is an enlisted member of 
        the Armed Forces on active duty or of the National Guard on 
        active duty (as such terms are defined in section 101 of title 
        37, United State Code).''.
    (b) Sunset.--The amendment made by this section shall cease to have 
effect 2 years after the date of enactment of this section.
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