Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate Transmitting Proposed Emergency Food Assistance Legislation
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
I am transmitting today proposed legislation, the "President's Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1984," together with a section-by-section analysis and supporting justification.
On July 10, 1984, the thirtieth anniversary of the P.L. 480 Food for Peace Program, I announced a major five-point emergency food aid initiative designed to reduce the suffering and loss of life brought about by acute hunger situations overseas. The proposal I am transmitting today carries out, in part, that initiative by authorizing:
—the creation of a special $50 million Presidential fund designed to provide emergency food and related assistance more quickly and effectively; and
—the payment of inland freight and distribution costs under Title II of P.L. 480 in special emergency cases.
I consider enactment of this legislation of great importance and would appreciate your efforts in seeing that it is enacted.
Note: This is the text of identical letters addressed to Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives, and George Bush, President of the Senate.
Ronald Reagan, Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate Transmitting Proposed Emergency Food Assistance Legislation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/261846