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Short Titles as Introduced

Food Assistance for Kids and Families During COVID-19 Act of 2020

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To modify nutrition programs to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/03/2020Introduced in House

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04/06/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
04/03/2020Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and Labor, and 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
04/03/2020Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and Labor, and 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
04/03/2020Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and Labor, and 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
04/03/2020Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and Labor, and 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
04/03/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure04/03/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management04/06/2020 Referred to
House Agriculture04/03/2020 Referred to
House Education and Labor04/03/2020 Referred to
House Budget04/03/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/03/2020)

Food Assistance for Kids and Families During COVID-19 Act of 2020

This bill modifies food and nutrition programs of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).

The bill modifies the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) to require USDA to (1) notify retailers of the existing opportunities through which they can deliver groceries to SNAP participants; and (2) authorize public-private partnerships between itself, authorized SNAP retailers, and community-based organizations to support grocery delivery during the COVID-19 national emergency.

The bill provides funding for USDA to support grocery delivery for SNAP participants who are seniors, immunocompromised individuals, or other individuals who are unable to travel safely to a grocery store.

Additionally, the bill (1) extends the certification period under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for infants to two years, instead of the current one year; and (2) authorizes states to increase the certification time under WIC for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women to two years postpartum.

The bill also allows any federal agency charged with the administration of a federal assistance program to modify or waive administrative conditions during an emergency.