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Introduced in House (12/06/2019)

1st Session
H. R. 5349

To prevent the changing of regulations governing the provision of waivers under the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes.


December 6, 2019

Ms. DeLauro (for herself, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Fudge, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Moore, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Speier, Mr. Rush, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Welch, Mrs. Torres of California, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Takano, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Omar, Ms. Adams, Ms. Waters, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Costa, Mr. Stanton, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Trone, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Luján, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Case, Ms. Meng, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Beyer, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Haaland, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Ms. Slotkin, Mr. Van Drew, Ms. Wild, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Gallego, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Sánchez, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Bass, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Clay, Mr. Clyburn, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Ms. Plaskett, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. Payne, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mrs. Demings, Ms. Wexton, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Delgado, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Hastings, and Mr. Kennedy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


To prevent the changing of regulations governing the provision of waivers under the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protect SNAP Act”.

SEC. 2. Preventing the changing of regulations governing waivers under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

No rule, regulation, proposed rule, policy directive, or guideline may be issued or enforced by the Secretary of Agriculture, by the head of any entity within the Department of Agriculture (including the Food and Nutrition Service), or by any other person or entity that—

(1) supersedes subsection (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) of section 273.24 of title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations as in effect on December 1, 2018; or

(2) modifies the effect or operation of any such subsection as so in effect.

SEC. 3. Restriction on Federal funds.

No Federal funds (including fees) made available for any fiscal year may be used to finalize, implement, administer, enforce, carry out, or otherwise give effect to the proposed rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents” (84 Fed. Reg. 980; February 1, 2019).

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