S.583 - Nutrition Assistance for Working Families and Seniors Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/21/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||03/21/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2665-2667) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.583 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.
Introduced in Senate (03/21/2001)
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.