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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 7 - School Lunch and Child Nutrition Amendments of 1985

September 06, 1985

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House)
(Hawkins (D) California)

The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H-R. 7 because it (a) reverses reforms enacted in the 1981 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act that targeted benefits to low-income children; (b) contains none of the Administration's budget proposals; (c) creates new entitlement spending by increasing the school breakfast subsidy for all students—including high income students above 185% of poverty; (d) significantly increases expenditures for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program and the Special Milk Program; and (e) permits higher tuition private schools with high income students to receive school lunch subsidies.

If H.R. 7 were to reach the President's desk, his advisers would recommend its disapproval.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 7 - School Lunch and Child Nutrition Amendments of 1985 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326987