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Witnesses:

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Statements Filed:

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Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Family Farms, Rural Development, and

Special Studies Subcommittee
Open business meeting
Rural Development Policy Act

Action taken:

– Nolan technical and clarifying amendments adopted by voice vote.

Sebelius amendments regarding strategies of the Working Group for Rural Development, and the appointment of a Rural Development Advisory Committee were adopted without objection.

- H.R. 3580, as amended, ordered reported by voice vote to full Committee.

Chairman Nolan convened the meeting for the purpose of marking up H.R. 3580, the Rural Development Policy Act of 1979.

Subcamittee Staff Director Jim Swiderski was recognized to give a summary of a section-by-section analysis of the bill. The summary and a detailed analysis are attached.

The Chairman offered technical and clarifying amendments, attached, which were adopted by voice vote. Amendments by Mr. Sebelius, also attached, were offered by the Chairman, and they were adopted without objection.

During the meeting, a ten-minute recess was held in order to allow Members to attend another Subcommittee markup in progress.

Mr. Nolan reconvened the meeting at 10:25 and recognized Mr. Grassley who moved that the bill as amended be reported to the full Committee with the recomendation that it do pass. Thus, H.R. 3580, as amended, was ordered reported by voice vote to the full Committee.

Counsel requested and was given permission to make any necessary technical and clarifying corrections.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:32, to reconvene subject to the call of the chair.

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Peggy Pecore

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Page 3, line 23, immediately after "Agriculture" insert "and shall

meet not less than quarterly and at such other times as the

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Page 4, line 25, immediately after "designed" insert "specifically".

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"January".

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Page 10, line 2, immediately after "Home" insert "and Rural

Development".

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Page 10, line 22, delete "any" and insert in lieu thereof "each".

Page 12, line 17, immediately after "provide" insert "rural

development" and immediately after the comma insert "rural

community".

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(f) as subsection (c)" and insert in lieu thereof "(f)".

Page 14, line 11, immediately after ", Guam," insert "the Commonwealth

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#2 SEBELIUS

Amendment to page 5 of H.R. 35805

Amend Subsection 607(b)(2)(C) by inserting "state and" after "improve",

and "state and" after "expand education and training opportunities for".

Ame ndment to page 11 of H.R. 3580s

Amend Section 607 by adding the following new subsections

"(1)

Not later than six months after the date of the enactment of this

Act, the President of the United States shall appoint a Rural Development

Advisory Committee to provide recommendations on all aspects of rural

development and otherwise assist the Working Group in its work.

The

Committee shall include representatives of States, regional and local units

of government, farmers, rural residents, and other groups and organizations

who can provide expertise in rural development matters.

The Committee

shall be convened during development of the strategy under subsection (b),

and prior to any subsequent revision of such strategy,"

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