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Introduced in House (04/21/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6565


To ensure that low-income college students are eligible for emergency supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 21, 2020

Mr. Gomez (for himself, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Panetta, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Soto, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Cohen, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Jackson Lee, and Mr. Ted Lieu of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To ensure that low-income college students are eligible for emergency supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.

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 “Emergency Ensuring Access to SNAP (EATS) Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. SNAP preventing hunger among low-income college students.

Beginning with the first month that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act, and for each subsequent month through the end of the month following—

(1) the month the current public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act based on an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) is terminated, or

(2) the end of the first college term following the end of such public health emergency,

whichever is later, eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits shall not be limited under section 6(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(e)).


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