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  • 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

  • Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairwoman Walorski: Addressing Special Populations
    Posted in Opening Statements on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Remarks as prepared: Good morning, happy new year, and welcome to today’s Nutrition Subcommittee hearing. I want to thank everyone for taking the time to be here and I want to thank, in particular, our witnesses for their participation. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is by far the nation’s largest federal food assistance program. Last year, we began a review of the past, present, and future of SNAP, holding ten hearings at the full committee and subcommittee level. The r... Read more

  • Nutrition subcommittee examines how to break the cycle of poverty in young adults
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a hearing to examine how growing up in poverty impacts children’s ability to move up the economic ladder and break the cycle of poverty. This hearing is part of the committee’s ongoing review of the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP, currently known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and formerly referred to as food stamps. The subcommittee heard from a panel of witnesses who shared the impact pov... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairwoman Walorski: Breaking the Cycle
    Posted in Opening Statements on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Remarks as prepared: Good morning and welcome to our meeting of the Nutrition Subcommittee. Thank you all for making time in your schedules to be here and thank you to today’s witnesses for your participation. This is the latest hearing in our series, the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP. Today, we are examining how to break the cycle of poverty. This hearing was inspired by a visit I made last year to Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana, in my district. I’m sure my colleagues are familiar ... Read more

  • Nutrition Subcommittee examines evidence-based solutions to improve nutrition programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a hearing to discuss the development and utilization of evidence-based solutions to improve nutrition programs. This hearing is a continuation of the committee’s ongoing review, known as the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP. The subcommittee heard from experts who shared how results from quality research can be implemented in meaningful ways to improve recipients’ lives and better target limited taxpayer dollars. Read more

  • Joint Committee Reviews How Our Welfare System Can Discourage Work
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Today, the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee held a joint hearing with the House Committee on Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee addressing how certain welfare programs and related benefits can discourage work as a result of the high effective marginal tax rates they impose on certain populations. Read more

  • Opening Statement: Nutrition Subcommittee Chairwoman Jackie Walorski Joint Hearing with Ways & Means Committee: Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: How Our Welfare System Can Discourage Work
    Posted in Opening Statements on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you to Chairman Ryan and Subcommittee Chairman Boustany for hosting this historic joint hearing between our two committees as we better explore how our welfare system can discourage work. As the chair of the Nutrition Subcommittee, we have spent the past five months exploring the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. Our review of the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP has brought us to today, where we will explore real issue... Read more