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Rule IVf of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, requires that the minutes of business meetings and hearings be published on a periodic basis.

In compliance with that rule, the minutes of business meetings and hearings from February 1, 1979, through June 28, 1979, are contained in this committee print.

The committee rule follows: f. Publication of Minutes.- The Chairman of the Committee, in consultation with the Ranking Minority Member, shall cause to be published as a Committee Print on a periodic basis (and insofar as practicable on a semiannual basis) the minutes of all business meetings and

hearings of the Committee and any of its Subcommittees and such min| utes shall include a record of the attendance of members, all recorded

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met in

open

Session at

11:00

The following Members were present:

Mr. Foley
Mr. de la Garza
Mr. Jones (N.C.)
Mr. Jones (Tenn.)
Mr. Mathis
Mr. Rose
Mr. Richmond
Mr. Nolan
Mr. Weaver
Mr. Baldus
Mr. Bedell
Mr. Fithian
Mr. Panetta
Mr. Skelton
Mr. Huckaby
Mr. Akaka

Staff present:

Fowler C. West
Bob Bor
Hyde Murray
John Hogan
John Kramer
Gary Norton
Glenda Temple
Gene Moos
Jim Culver
Bernie Brenner
Fred Appel
George Dunsmore

Susan Bell
Bert Pena
Lee Musil
Wayne Fletcher
Tom Adams
Jerry Jorgensen
Jim Swiderski
Joe Crapa
Julie Kogut
Wanda Worsham
Peggy Pecore
Mary Ross

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Witnesses:

None

Statements Filed:

None

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Thursday, February 1, 1979
Full Committee
Business Meeting
Committee Organization

Action Taken:

Establishment of Quorum.

Introduction of new Members of the Committee.

By a unanimous voice vote, Mr. de la Garza of Texas
elected Vice Chairman of the Committee.

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Announcement of Subcommittee Chairmen and Ranking Minority
Members.

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Motion of Mr. de la Garza to authorize Chairman Foley to act for the Committee approved by unanimous voice vote. Motion of Mr. Jones (Tenn.) to approve staff travel vouchers approved by unanimous voice vote.

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Sebelius amendment to Committee Rules concerning proxy
voting not agreed to by a show of hands vote of 8 yeas-
17 nays.

Motion of Mr. de la Garza to approve Conmittee Rules for
the 96th Congress agreed to by a unanimous voice vote in
the presence of a quorum.
Motion of Mr. de la Garza to enable Chairman to appoint
an Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Trade approved by a unanimous
voice vote.

Motion of Mr. de la Garza to enable Chairman to appoint
an Ad Hoc Subcommittee on the Budget for reporting to the
full Committee approved by a unanimous voice vote.

Chai Foley called the meeting to order and directed the Clerk to call the roll. The following Members responded when their names were called:

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