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Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations

Chair Fudge: USDA Admits Categorical Eligibility Changes Could Put Free School Meals at Risk for A Million Children

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WASHINGTON (October 16, 2019) – Nearly a million U.S. children would lose direct eligibility for free school meals under the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility, according to an impact analysis released this week by the Agriculture Department. That number is more than twice the original estimates from the Department upon the proposal’s release. Ohio Congr... Read more »

Fudge: White House War on the Poor Continues with Changes to SNAP Standard Utility Allowance

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WASHINGTON – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement Thursday in response to a proposal from the White House that would cut $4.5 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The change, which involves eliminating state flexibility in administering the Standard Util... Read more »

Subcommittee Chairs Fudge and Plaskett Comment on Delayed Reports Due to ERS Staffing Issues

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Departmental Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, and Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands released a statement Wednesday following reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service will likely delay a large number of the agency’s ... Read more »

Chair Fudge: Public Charge Changes “Discrimination in Regulatory Form”

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CLEVELAND (August 12, 2019) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations in a statement Monday blasted the Administration’s rewrite of the nation’s “public charge” rule. The announced changes will allow federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who have received—or are deemed by the Administration likely to a... Read more »

Chairs Fudge, Plaskett Joint Statement on OIG Report on ERS/NIFA Relocation

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WASHINGTON (August 6, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands issued the following joint statement in response to a report from the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that the Administration has not followed proper... Read more »

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