H.R.2129 - Feeding America's Families Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] (Introduced 05/03/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/31/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry.|
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Summary: H.R.2129 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/03/2007)
Feeding America's Families Act of 2007 - Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 with respect to: (1) inflation adjustments; (2) standard deduction increases; (3) combat pay, retirement account, and education account exclusions; (4) minimum benefit increases; (5) countable resource increases; (6) legal immigrant eligibility; (7) work requirements; (8) state option to provide food assistance to foster community reintegration; (9) program administration; (10) cash payment pilot projects; (11) food stamp program reauthorization; (12) block grants for Puerto Rico and American Samoa; (13) outreach; (14) food stamp use at farmers' markets; (15) community food projects, community food assistance, and food bank infrastructure; (16) creation of the national food for the hungry transportation, self-help, and job-training fund; and (17) hunger-free communities collaborative grants.
Establishes in the Department of Agriculture the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program and the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program. Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to repeal the hunger fellowship program.
Amends the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 to extend the commodity supplemental food program.