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117th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1919

 To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to treat attendance at an 
  institution of higher education the same as work for the purpose of 
 determining eligibility to participate in the supplemental nutrition 
                          assistance program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 16, 2021

  Mr. Gomez (for himself, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Panetta, Mr. 
  Auchincloss, Ms. Barragan, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of 
Pennsylvania, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Cardenas, Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Chu, 
Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Correa, Mr. Costa, Ms. Dean, Mr. DeFazio, 
 Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Gallego, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. 
   Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. 
Huffman, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Kind, Ms. Lee of California, 
  Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Lieu, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. 
 Matsui, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McGovern, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Norton, Ms. 
Omar, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Rush, Ms. Sanchez, Ms. 
     Schakowsky, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Schrier, Mr. Sires, Mr. Smith of 
    Washington, Mr. Soto, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Swalwell, Mr. Takano, Mr. 
  Thompson of California, Mrs. Torres of California, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. 
 Vargas, Mr. Vela, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Welch, and Ms. Williams of 
   Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                        Committee on Agriculture

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to treat attendance at an 
  institution of higher education the same as work for the purpose of 
 determining eligibility to participate in the supplemental nutrition 
                          assistance program.

    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 ``Enhance Access To SNAP Act of 2021'' 
or the ``EATS Act of 2021''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.

    Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (e)(4) by striking ``employed'' and 
        inserting ``attending an institution of higher education (as 
        defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1002)) or employed, in the aggregate,'', and
            (2) in subsection (o)(2)(A) by striking ``work'' and 
        inserting ``attending an institution of higher education (as 
        defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1002)) or work, in the aggregate,''.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act shall take effect on January 2, 2022.
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