Legislative Action Center

2015 Congressional Calendar (pdf)

Immediate Action Needed! Sign our Petitions!

Organizations: Sign to Endorse Two Critically Important Summer Nutrition Bills
Two bicameral bills—the Summer Meals Act of 2015 (S. 613 / H.R. 1728), introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) and the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 (S. 1539, H.R. 2715) introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Susan Davis (D-CA)—have the potential to dramatically reduce hunger during summer vacation. Show your organization’s support by endorsing these two bills.

Individuals: Sign our Petition to Support SNAP
Tell Congress you want an end to hunger in America, not ill-considered budget proposals that would cut SNAP and – as a result — increase hunger. Learn more about SNAP.

Ask your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor These Bills

Summer Meals Act of 2015
Click to ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Summer Meals Act of 2015 to strengthen, protect and expand access to the Summer Nutrition Programs. Learn more.

Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015
Click to ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Stop Child Summer Hunger of 2015 to help supplement the Summer Nutrition Programs with an improved Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program. Learn more.

These two bills are part of Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization (CNR). The child nutrition programs need to be reauthorized by September 30, 2015, and Congress is currently introducing bills that will serve as building blocks for a larger reauthorization bill. Learn more about CNR.

Learn the Latest on the Budget

MAY-JULY
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees begin to meet and hold hearings. Each appropriations subcommittee must pass a bill to designate funding levels for specific programs and projects.

  • Action Items: If you have a member on the Appropriations Committee, ask them to support nutrition funding. If you don’t, you can still ask your Senators and Representative to weigh in with members of the Appropriations Committee about the need to support funding for nutrition programs. We have tools and resources to help you schedule, organize, and formulate your Hill/District meetings with Members of Congress.

About the FRAC Action Council

The FRAC Action Council is the 501(c)(4) arm of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).