Sunday, July 10, 2016

Child Nutrition Reathorization Bill Could Reach Senate Floor This Week

Here are a few updates from the Food Research and Action Center regarding action on domestic nutrition programs  this week. 

On July 6th, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced S. 3136, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill that the Committee had approved in January. Senate Agriculture Committee leaders reportedly still hope to use an expedited process with limited debate to bring a CNR bill to the Senate floor before Congress leaves for the July 15th summer recess. For background and updates on CNR developments, check FRAC’s Legislative Action Center.

A Look Ahead: FRAC is readying resources for advocacy during the congressional recess that begins on July 16th. See FRAC’s Child Nutrition Site Visit Guide (pdf).

CNR Sign On: Take action now to join FRAC and more than 2,500 organizations (pdf) signing onto the statement opposing the three-state school meals block grant provision included in the House CNR bill to prevent the bill (H.R. 5003) from moving to the House floor. The extended deadline is July 15th.

SNAP Needs A Raise: Urge House Members to cosponsor H.R. 5215, which would raise SNAP benefits and protect jobless adults willing to work from arbitrary time limits on SNAP eligibility. Follow these links to information on H.R. 5215 and opposition to block granting and cutting SNAP.

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