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  • Subcommittee Examines the Future of SNAP
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a hearing to discuss the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as part of the hearing series to set the stage for the next farm bill. During the 114th Congress, the committee completed a comprehensive review of SNAP—known as the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP—which helped members gain a better understanding of the program and the population it serves,... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson: Nutrition Subcommittee Hearing: The Next Farm Bill: The Future of the SNAP
    Posted in Opening Statements on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and welcome to today’s Nutrition Subcommittee hearing on the future of SNAP. This hearing continues the Committee’s series to review current policy and set the stage for the next farm bill. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to be here, particularly our five witnesses for their participation and respective insights. The House Committee on Agriculture completed a comprehensive review of SNAP during the 114th Congress. Known as the Past, Prese... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson: Nutrition Subcommittee Hearing: The Next Farm Bill: Nutrition Distribution Programs
    Posted in Opening Statements on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Nutrition

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and welcome to today’s Nutrition Subcommittee hearing on food distribution programs. This hearing continues the Committee’s series where each subcommittee is undertaking a comprehensive review of the current farm bill as we move to draft the next. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to be here, particularly our witnesses for their participation and respective insights. USDA's food distribution programs—The Emergency Food Assistance Program, t... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Chairwoman Walorski Nutrition Subcommittee Hearing: Improving Innovation and Success in Employment and Training Programs
    Posted in Opening Statements on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning and welcome to today’s Nutrition Subcommittee hearing. Thank you to everyone for being here and thank you, in particular, to our witnesses for your participation and valuable insights. We are continuing the series of hearings looking at the past, present, and future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, by examining employment and training, or E&T, programs. While we know that a job is the surest way to get out of poverty, it ca... Read more

  • Subcommittee examines ways to improve SNAP employment and training programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a hearing to discuss the initiatives states are taking to further improve their SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) programs to help recipients transition into the workforce and obtain additional skills to increase their earnings. This hearing is a continuation of the committee’s top-to-bottom review known as the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP. Members heard from representatives from three o... Read more

  • Subcommittee Examines Connection between Farm Policy and Food Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Nutrition, Focus on the Farm Economy

    Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a hearing to examine the connection between U.S. farm policy and the stability of food prices for consumers. This is the fourth hearing in the Focus on the Farm Economy series, where each of the six subcommittees are reviewing the state of the farm economy from the perspective of the subcommittee. Members heard from a panel of witnesses who explained the share of the food dollar th... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairwoman Jackie Walorski: Focus on the Farm Economy: Food Prices and the Consumer
    Posted in Opening Statements on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Nutrition, Focus on the Farm Economy

    Remarks as prepared: Good afternoon and welcome to today’s Nutrition Subcommittee hearing. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to be here and a special thanks to our witnesses for lending their expertise. Today’s hearing is the fourth in a series, held by each subcommittee, taking a look at the state of the farm economy. This subcommittee is focusing in particular on food prices and how every consumer is impacted by the economic conditions in farm country. The United States has the safest,... Read more

  • Nutrition Subcommittee reviews food incentive programs
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a hearing to review incentive programs aimed at increasing low-income families’ purchasing power of fruits and vegetables. Members heard from a variety of witnesses on how incentive programs are increasing the consumption of healthier foods, along with the challenges and opportunities for these programs moving forward. While most healthy food incentive programs have stemmed from local communit... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairwoman Walorski: Food Incentive Programs
    Posted in Opening Statements on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Nutrition

    Remarks as prepared: Good morning and welcome to today’s Nutrition Subcommittee hearing. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to be here and I want to thank, in particular, our witnesses for their participation and valuable insights. It’s easy to think of malnutrition only in terms of the quantity of food intake: Is someone eating enough? But there’s another crucial element that we can’t overlook when discussing malnutrition, and that’s the nutrition itself: What is the quality of what they... Read more

  • Nutrition subcommittee examines challenges faced by seniors, veterans, and active-duty military
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a hearing to examine the various challenges faced by low-income seniors, veterans, and active-duty military. This hearing is a continuation of the full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP. The subcommittee heard from a panel of witnesses who shared their first-hand experience with the everyday challenges these spe... Read more