Legislative Action Center

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Urge cosponsorship of Summer Meals Act

Contact your Members of Congress and urge them to cosponsor the Summer Meals Act (S.2527/H.R. 5012). This legislation would expand access to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for low-income children and simplify administration of the program for SFSP sponsors.

Urge co-sponsorship of H.R. 2384.

Urge your House Member to co-sponsor H.R. 2384, a bill to require SNAP benefits be calculated with reference to the cost of the low-cost food plan; authorizes SNAP appropriations through FY2015. See cosponsors.

On the Hill…

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Summer Meals Act, S. 2527 on June 25; bipartisan bill will enhance efforts to expand the reach of the Summer Food Program to low-income children and significantly simplify the administration of the program for sponsors.

FRAC sends letter to Senators (pdf) opposing provisions that delay or dilute school meal and WIC nutrition standards.

FRAC’s sends letter to House Members (pdf) in opposition to provisions that delay or dilute the nutrition standards for school meals and WIC.

Senate supporters of Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 1737) vow to bring bill back for consideration, after failing to get enough votes (54-42) to proceed with debate. More on the bill (pdf), which would raise the minimum wage.

Members of Congress send letter to USDA (pdf) regarding orderly SNAP Heat and Eat implementation.

On February 4, the Senate adopted the Farm Bill conference report by a vote of 68-32. The previous week, the House adopted the report by a vote of 251-166. The bill which includes $8.6 billion in cuts to SNAP now heads to the White House for the President’s signature.

About the FRAC Action Council

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