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Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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. ... Read more »

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... Read more »

Fudge, Nutrition Subcommittee Members Introduce Legislation to Extend SNAP Waiver Flexibility

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WASHINGTON (July 27, 2020) – New legislation introduced today by House Agriculture Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio and her fellow subcommittee members would allow states to extend administrative flexibilities for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , authorized by Congress in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). F... Read more »

Fudge Critical of Food Box Program Following Hearing

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WASHINGTON (July 21, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, released this statement following today’s hearing to review USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program: “The Subcommittee held today’s hearing to determine whether or not USDA is operating the Farmers to Families Food Box program in a way... Read more »

Chair Fudge Opening Statement at Hearing on Overview of Farmers to Families Food Box Program

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia Fudge of Ohio delivered the following statement at today's subcommittee hearing on the overview of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today for the House Agriculture Committee’s first hybrid hearing during this unp... Read more »

House Backs State Suit to Reverse Trump Attempts at SNAP Work Rule Crackdown Amid Pandemic

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WASHINGTON (July 8, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement Wednesday on the House’s filing of an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed by 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the City of New York to reverse the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rule to strip Supplemental ... Read more »

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