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Oppose Cuts to Food Assistance for Children

From Share Our Strength (http://strength.org/): One of Congress’s biggest struggles this year has been to pass a Farm Bill and reauthorize the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), the country’s most critical anti-hunger program.  Nearly half of SNAP enrollees are children, and … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Sign On to Letter Protecting Vulnerable in Deficit Reduction Plan

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (“Super Committee”) held its first meeting on September 8, and its first hearing on September 13 to be briefed by the Congressional Budget Office.  … Continue reading

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Take Action to Protect Nutrition and Other Safety Net Programs Over August Congressional Recess

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   Last week, the debt ceiling agreement was passed and signed into law. In addition to raising the debt ceiling, the agreement creates a multi-stage process that will lead to damaging program … Continue reading

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Protect SNAP, Child Nutrition and Other Safety Net Programs from Budget Cuts

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   On August 2, President Obama signed the debt ceiling agreement into law. The deal creates a multi-stage process that may lead not just to a raised debt ceiling but to damaging … Continue reading

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President’s Proposed Budget Spares Most Children’s Programs

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Total federal spending on children would rise 6 percent, despite a five-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending, under President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2012 budget. Children’s share of discretionary funding would rise slightly, … Continue reading

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President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Includes Restoration of SNAP Cuts

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   Washington, D.C. – February 14, 2011 – The budget released by President Barack Obama today provides strong support for the federal nutrition programs and the anticipated growth in those programs – … Continue reading

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USDA Issues Proposed Rule on School Meal Nutrition Standards

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   Today (January 13) the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its proposed rule on school meal nutrition standards:  Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (pdf; http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-01-13/pdf/2011-485.pdf). … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Eight Facts You Need to Know NOW

From the Food Research and Action Council (http://www.frac.org):   This morning (December 15), President Obama signed The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law, accompanied by a commitment to work with Congress to fix the SNAP cut included in that Act. … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

From Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   Posted at http://www.chn.org/humanneeds/100811d.html   On August 5 just hours before beginning its summer recess, the Senate passed by voice vote the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (S.3307, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3307). Since the Agriculture Committee … Continue reading

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Support Investments in Young Children in the Federal Budget

From the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF at http://www.childrensdefense.org):   Members of Congress have started work on the 2011 Federal Budget (CDF analysis at http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/ending-child-poverty/president-obama-fy2011-budget-analysis.html), which determines how much funding will be available for child care, early education programs, and other … Continue reading

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