H.R.6187 - MEALS Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] (Introduced 03/11/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6187 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/11/2020)
Maintaining Essential Access to Lunch for Students Act or the MEALS Act
This bill modifies food and nutrition programs of the Department of Agriculture to allow certain waivers to requirements for the school meal programs, including waivers that increase federal costs during a school closure related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).
Such waivers must be requested by a state or service provider and be for purposes of providing meals and snacks during such a closure.