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Chairman David Scott and Chairwoman Jahana Hayes Statement on USDA Funding for Food Insecurity and Food Bank Capacity

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WASHINGTON – (June 4, 2021) House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chairwoman Hayes issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) investing $1 billion to purchase healthy food for food insecure Americans and build food bank capacity: “This announcement is yet another pos...

Chair Hayes Opening Statement at Hearing on SNAP

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Jahana Hayes delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled "The Future of SNAP: Moving Past the Pandemic": [As prepared for delivery] Good afternoon and thank you, everyone, for participating today in the first hearing in the 117th Congress of the Subcommittee on Nutrition, ...

Witness List: The Future of SNAP: Moving Past the Pandemic

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Public Virtual Hearing RE: “The Future of SNAP: Moving Past the Pandemic” Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:00 p.m. This hearing will be streamed live via YouTube WITNESS LIST Dr. Lauren Bauer, Fellow in Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. Ms. Odessa Davis, on behalf of Share our Strength, Washington, D.C. Mr. James Whitford, Executive Director, Watered Gardens, Joplin, MO Ms. ...

Chairman David Scott and Chair Jahana Hayes Issue Statement on USDA ABAWD Ruling

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Nutrition Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes issued the following statement following USDA’s announcement on a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia action. The Court approved USDA’s move to withdraw its appeal on the previously vacated final rule, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adu...

Chairman David Scott and Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes Issue Statement Following Hearing on Food Insecurity

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes issued the following statement after today’s hearing entitled: "A Look at Food Insecurity in America": “Today’s hearing was just the start of the work the Agriculture Committee will do to address hunger and food insecurity in this country,” said Chairman...

Fudge Slams Administration for Appealing ABAWD Ruling

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio reacted Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) appeal of a federal district court ruling striking down the Trump Administration’s rule to strip Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits away from able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). ...

Chair Fudge Statement on Court Ruling Striking Down USDA's Attempt to Strip SNAP Away for ABAWDs

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WASHINGTON (October 19, 2020)- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition and Oversight Marcia Fudge released the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rule to strip Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits away from able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). "I am pleased the Distri...

Fudge, Nutrition Subcommittee Members Demand Information, Documents from USDA on Mismanagement, Political Nature of Food Box Program

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WASHINGTON (October 9, 2020) – House Agriculture Nutrition, Oversight, and Departmental Operations Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio and her fellow members of the panel sent a letter Friday demanding answers from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on a range of issues and questions to which USDA has yet to respond to the Committee. In particular, Fudge and her fellow members raised concer...

Fudge Calls Out USDA Following GAO Report on Lopsided MFP Payments

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio issued a statement Tuesday following a Government Accountability Office report outlining discrepancies in the levels of payments made to producers from different states and of different commodities as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Facilitation Program. ...

Fudge Condemns Senate, White House for Abandoning Hungry Families

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WASHINGTON (July 29, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations slammed the Senate’s proposed coronavirus relief legislation announced on Monday for its lack of funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as more Americans lose their jobs and fall into food insecurity. Fudge also cr...

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