US HB5849 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)
Status: Introduced on May 16 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-06-22 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
Pending: House Nutrition Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Food Security Improvement Act of 2018 This bill amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) benefits to be calculated using a low-cost food plan. The Department of Agriculture must determine the requirements for the low-cost food plan using the diet described in the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion's publication entitled "The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007" and adjustments specified in this bill. The bill revises the amounts of nutrition assistance block grants for Puerto Rico and American Samoa and requires the amounts to be modified based on adjustments to the low-cost food plan.

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Food Security Improvement Act of 2018



2018-06-22HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
2018-05-16HouseReferred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
2018-05-16HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB4425 (Related) 2017-11-16 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


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