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house Bill H.R. 2715

Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015

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Title

Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015

Official Title

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to establish a permanent, nationwide summer electronic benefits transfer for children program.

Summary

Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 This bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require the Department of Agriculture to establish a program providing eligible households with summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards in order to give children access to food during the summer months to: (1) reduce or eliminate children's food insecurity and hunger, and (2) improve their nutritional status. An "eligible household" is a household that includes one or more children who are eligible to receive free or reduced price meals under the school lunch or breakfast programs. The amount on each summer EBT card is set at $150 per child in 2017, with adjustments thereafter reflecting changes in reimbursement rates for school meals under the school lunch program. If children are enrolled to receive free or reduced price meals under the school lunch or breakfast programs, they must be enrolled in this program without further application. Summer EBT cards may be used only to purchase food from retail food stores that have been approved for participation in the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program).

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    IntroducedJune 10th, 2015
    He has not fulfilled the promises he was re-elected for. He has been a rubber stamp for Obama. From bills ranging from immigration to the national debt, he has rolled over. Coasting to retirement, he is the archetypal symbol of why we need to get rid of career politicians.
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    Most of these families cannot afford more than peanut butter, baloney, or nothing at all. These children are malnourished in either case, and their intellectual and physical development suffers as a result. These families have already been vetted for free school lunches and deserve better at no fault of their "working poor" parents. It will more likely cost taxpayers fractions of pennies to help these kids grow up healthy and smart, resulting in themselves achieving a higher tax bracket and earning a larger income than they would otherwise.
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    Proper meals create better environments for children to thrive in. It is in all of our best interest
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    A bipartisan bill in support of those who can't fend for themselves. This is a no-brainer.
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    I agree that $150 is low, but at least it is something.
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    I agree with the fundamental purpose of this bill, but $150 is an insufficient amount. Children are out of school for approximately 80 days, which works out to be $1.88 a day.
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    We are too rich a country to have starving children
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    For many children this is their only meal of the day.
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    I think it's time to let someone else do the job! You are out of step with what Americans need today. Retirement is not that bad.
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