National Human Services Assembly

Issue Feature: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

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Issue Feature: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

By Zachary Tashman What is Child Nutrition Reauthorization? Child Nutrition reauthorization refers to the process of updating and making changes to multiple child nutrition programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The reauthorization process encompasses many programs that provide supports and services that help children and families afford food, […]

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Bicameral Legislation to Block The Administration’s Public Charge Regulation

By Marie Camino Last week, following the release of the final Public Charge regulation, Senator Maizie Hirono (D-HI) introduced the Protect American Values Act, Senate companion legislation to the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act (H.R. 3222). The bill would prohibit the government from using federal funds to enforce the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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The National Assembly Submits Public Comments on The Administration’s Recent SNAP Regulation

The new rule, entitled Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would limit Broad Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE), which allows states to circumvent duplicative application processes by making those who are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or programs that operate on Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funding automatically eligible […]

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Proposed SNAP Reform Threatens Community Well-Being

By Marie Camino Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).” SNAP is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to families to increase well-being. It is currently the largest food assistance program […]

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Farm Bill Update: Proposed Changes to SNAP

Federal programs that support financial stability, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can help families, older adults, and people with disabilities shore up their foundations and create a durable structure that will support them throughout their lives. SNAP is our nation’s most effective anti-hunger program, and improved the financial stability of roughly 8.4 million […]

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