Urge Passage of HEROES Act (H.R. 6800)

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The House is voting on the HEROES Act on May 15, 2020. Contact your House Members and urge them to vote for the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800), which, among other things,

 

  1. boosts SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent;
  2. increases the minimum monthly SNAP benefit from $16 to $30; and
  3. prevents SNAP rules changes that weaken eligibility or benefits.

 

Boosting SNAP benefits is key for promoting public health and economic activity. Each $1 in SNAP benefits during a downturn generates between $1.50 and $1.80 in economic activity. 

Read FRAC President Luis Guardia’s statement about the bill and FRAC’s analysis of the bill, which will boost funding for SNAP by $10 billion and child nutrition programs by $3 billion, among other food assistance provisions, and make additional investments designed to address hardship and provide much needed economic stimulus now.

FRAC encourages swift passage of the HEROES Act in the House and urges the Senate to retain the critical provisions that will provide assistance to struggling individuals and families. The relief provided in the HEROES Act is urgently needed and cannot come soon enough.

 

Check out FRAC’s COVID-19 Updates page for more resources and FRAC’s blog  — Why the Administration and Congress Need to Build on SNAP Down Payments.