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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reauthorize child nutrition programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
12/08/2016Committee on the Budget discharged.
12/08/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 114-852, Part I.
04/20/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (9)

Date
12/08/2016Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 665.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2016Committee on the Budget discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/08/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 114-852, Part I.
05/18/2016Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 14.
05/18/2016Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/20/2016Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/20/2016Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/20/2016Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/20/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 05/26/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce04/20/2016 Referred to
05/18/2016 Markup by
12/08/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-852
House Budget04/20/2016 Referred to
12/08/2016 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to House amended, Part I (12/08/2016)

Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016

This bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to reauthorize and modify: (1) child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and other institutional food service programs; and (2) the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

The bill extends the authorizations for:

  • the Summer Food Service Program,
  • WIC,
  • the WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, and
  • State Administrative Expenses.

(Under current law, several programs such as the NSLP and the School Breakfast Program are permanently authorized.)

For the child nutrition programs, the bill makes policy changes that:

  • establish a demonstration project to permit up to three states to receive a block grant instead of open-ended funding currently provided by several child nutrition programs;
  • require the Department of Agriculture to review school meal regulations every three years and make any necessary revisions;
  • increase reimbursement rates for the School Breakfast Program;
  • increase the eligibility threshold for participation in the Community Eligibility Provision that permits schools in high poverty areas to serve all meals free of charge;
  • permit states to provide summer meals away from a congregate site (specific sites where children come to eat and are supervised) in rural or low-income areas without access to summer service; and
  • revise application verification requirements for the school meal programs.

For WIC, the bill:

  • authorizes appropriations at the current FY2016 level for the next five years,
  • permits commercial availability and participant demand to be considered when amending the list of supplemental foods, and
  • modifies the competitive bidding and contract award process for infant formula and infant foods.