National Anti-Hunger Coalition v. Executive Committee of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
566 F. Supp. 1515 (1983)
President Reagan appointed a task force to recommend federal spending cuts. The task force submitted to the Department of Agriculture a report recommending to the Executive Committee of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (the committee) (defendant) the repeal of a number of statutory provisions related to food-stamp eligibility determinations. Specifically, the task force recommended repeal of the provisions establishing (1) the household size, (2) the $10 monthly minimum food-stamp benefit, and (3) the prohibition on including school-lunch benefits in income calculations. The committee approved the recommendations. The National Anti-Hunger Coalition (NAHC) (plaintiff) sued, seeking a declaration that the recommendations were made in violation of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requirements because the committee lacked fair balance.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gesell, J.)
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