Summary: H.R.2142 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2142. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/12/2001)

Nutrition Assistance for Working Families and Seniors Act of 2001 - Amends the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to make legal immigrants eligible for food stamp program benefits.

Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 respecting the food stamp program to: (1) increase standard income deductions; (2) increase the minimum household allotment; (3) increase the transitional benefits period; (4) provide for personnel training, a toll-free information number, pilot programs for inter-program application and verification, and Internet and telephone participation; (5) provide grants for partnerships and technology to enhance program access, including outreach to families with low program participation, or participating in (or unable to participate in) the temporary assistance for needy families program.

Amends the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to authorize additional appropriations for emergency food assistance commodities.