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Early Childhood

H.R.5919-Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act of 2021

Take action:

  • Allowing an additional meal or snack for children in a full day of care, which improves the adequacy of benefits;
  • improving reimbursement rate adjustments for child care home providers, making sure reimbursements keep up with the cost of a providing a healthy CACFP meal;
  • 通过年度资格获得专有托儿中心的资格来简化父母和提供者的参与;
  • maximizing technology to eliminate overly burdensome and outdated paperwork; and
  • making improvements to the serious deficiency process.

资源:FRAC’s factsheet

众议员Suzanne Bonamici(D-OR)和Jaime Herrera Beutler(R-WA)于2021年11月9日推出。检查查看当前的同伴House

S. 1270-Access to Healthy Foods for Young Children Act of 2021

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它能做什么:Strengthens and expands the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) by:
  • allowing another meal or snack for children in a full day of care;
  • creating consistency across programs by allowing annual eligibility for proprietary child care centers;
  • 为提供者和年代增加还款利率ponsors;
  • improving area eligibility; and
  • eliminating overly burdensome and outdated paperwork.
资源: FRAC’s factsheet;press release fromSen. Bob Casey(D-PA).
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced on April 21, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theSenate

S.853/H.R.2011-Wise Investment in Children Act (WIC Act)

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它能做什么

  • Extends the WIC certification period to two years.
  • Extends program eligibility for children from 5 years until their sixth birthday.
  • Extends postpartum eligibility to two years for all mothers.

Resources新闻稿s fromSen. Casey(D-PA),Sen. Collins(R-ME), andRep. DeLauro。(D-CT).

Sens。Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Jenniffer González-Cólon (R-PR), Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), and Don Young (R-AK) introduced on March 18, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theSenateandHouse

School-Based

S. 1530/H.R. 3115- 2021年的通用学校餐饮计划法

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它能做什么:
  • Provide school breakfast and lunch at no charge to all children.
  • 增加学校早餐和学校午餐的报销费用,以符合美国农业部(USDA)学校营养和进餐成本研究的建议费率(2019年4月)。
  • Provide free afterschool and summer meals and snacks to all children.
  • Expand Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) to all low-income children.
  • Provide up to three meals a day and a snack at no charge to children in child care.
  • 为购买当地食品的学校提供​​30美分的报销。
Sens。Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced on May 10, 2021. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced on May 11, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theHouseandSenate
检查以查看list of national and state organizations那个法案都认可。

S. 1590/H.R. 3997- 照顾2021年的儿童法案

它能做什么:
The bill would allow automatic eligibility for free school meals for the following groups of children:

  • 受到收养或监护援助的亲戚抚养的孩子
  • Children being raised by grandparents or other relatives due to placement by a state or tribal child welfare agency
  • Children living in “grandfamily” housing or receiving housing assistance under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996
  • Children who are automatically eligible for Medicaid, such as children formerly in foster care or children with a disability
Additionally, the bill extends children’s eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals into the school year immediately following placement with a grandparent or other relative.
资源: FRAC’s factsheet;press release fromSen. Bob Casey(D-PA).
参议员鲍勃·凯西(D-PA)和众议员Jahana Hayes(D-CT)和Don Bacon(R-NE)于2021年5月12日引入。SenateandHouse

Out-of-School Time

S. 1831/H.R. 3519-The Stop Child Hunger Act of 2021

Take action:

  • Organizations:通过签字来认可《停止儿童饥饿法》this letter。Clickhereto see the current list of national and state organizations endorsing this bill.
  • Organizations/Individuals:敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Stop Child Hunger Act of 2021.

它能做什么:

  • Provide low-income families with children an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to purchase food when schools close for five days or more, during the summer, school breaks, and unanticipated school closures (such as in response to a pandemic or a natural disaster).

资源:支持2021年《停止儿童饥饿法》

Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Jahana Hayes (D-CT) introduced on May 25, 2021, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced on May 26, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theHouseandSenate

S. 1170/H.R. 783-Summer Meals Act of 2021

Take action:

  • Organizations:
    • Endorse the Summer Meals Act bycompleting this form。Clickhereto see the current list of national and state organizations endorsing this bill.
  • Organizations/Individuals:

它能做什么

  • Improves the area eligibility test by lowering it from 50 percent to 40 percent to allow more low-income communities to provide summer meals.
  • 允许非营利组织和地方政府机构通过夏季食品服务计划全年无缝提供餐点。
  • 允许所有网站提供三餐
  • Provides grant funding to support efforts to reach underserved areas.

ResourcesSupport the Summer Meals Act of 2021

Sens。Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced on April 15, 2021. Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) introduced on February 3, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theSenateandHouse

SNAP

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H.R.2837-Making Essentials Available and Lawful (MEAL) Act of 2021

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它能做什么Remove restrictions on SNAP and TANF for people with prior felony convictions

  • Repeals the 1996 ban on people with drug felony convictions receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Allows for applications to these programs before their release

Resources新闻稿fromRep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

代表Cohen(D-TN),Moore(D-WI),Watson Coleman(D-NJ)和Hayes(D-CT)于2021年4月26日推出了其他19个其他原始同伴。检查以查看当前的同伴House。检查以查看list of national and state organizations那个法案都认可。

S.2192/H.R.4077-Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021

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它能做什么Increases baseline SNAP benefits, expands SNAP benefits to territories, and eliminates eligibility limits and unrealistic barriers by:

  • Using the Low-Cost Food Plan as the basis for calculating the SNAP formula, increasing the baseline benefits by approximately 30 percent
  • Permanently authorizes the standard medical deduction in every state for seniors and disabled individuals applying for SNAP benefits at a minimum of $140
  • Eliminates the cap on the Excess Shelter Deduction in the SNAP formula for all households
  • 消除利益的时间限度
  • 建立过渡的途径,那些在美国领土上生活和工作的人,从而结束歧视并扩大领土的利益

Resources新闻稿s from参议员基尔斯滕·吉利布兰德(Kirsten Gillibrand)(D-NY),,,,Rep. Adams (D-NC),,,,andRep. Lee (D-CA)

参议员Kirsten Gillibrand(D-NY)和代表Alma Adams(D-NC),Jahana Hayes(D-CT),Barbara Lee(D-CA)和NydiaM.Velázquez(D-NY)于6月23日推出,2021年。检查以查看当前的同伴SenateandHouse

H.R. 1753- 改善获取营养法

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它能做什么

  • Eliminates SNAP’s arbitrary three-month time limit and ensures that all people have access to nutrition assistance and stay healthy while seeking full-time work.
  • Note:Under a law enacted in 1996, certain adults aged 18-49 without dependents are subject to an arbitrary three-month time limit of SNAP benefits unless they document 80 work hours a month.

ResourcesFRAC博客;press release fromRep. Lee(D-CA).

众议员芭芭拉·李(D-CA)和19 original cosponsorsintroduced on March 10, 2021.

S. 2515/H.R. 1919- 增强了2021年的SNAP ACT(EATS ACT)

Take Action敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么:有助于低收入大学生的级别访问权限。

Resources新闻稿s fromRep. Gomez(D-CA) and参议员吉利布兰德(D-NY)。

Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Josh Harder (D-CA), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced on March 16, 2021 and Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced on July 28, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theHouseandSenate

S. 1809/H.R. 3822-ASSET Act

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它能做什么

  • 消除了临时资产限制,有需要家庭的临时援助(TANF)和低收入家庭能源援助计划(LIHEAP)。
  • 提高了补充安全收入(SSI)计划的资产限制。

Resources新闻稿s fromSen. Coons (D-DE),,,,布朗参议员(D-OH),,,,andRep. Gomez (D-CA)

Sens。Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Kim Schrier (D-WA), and Jahana Hayes (D-CT) introduced on May 20, 2021.

检查以查看当前的同伴SenateandHouse

Additional Anti-Poverty Priorities

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H.R. 4497-Housing is Infrastructure Act

Take Action:敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么

  • Provides $70 billion to address a decades-long divestment in public housing and the subsequent backlog of capital needs
  • Invests $45 billion in the住房信托基金to preserve and build more than 200,000 rental homes that low-income households can afford
  • Repeals the Faircloth Amendment of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, enabling localities to allow for net increases in public housing
  • Advances equity via a $2.5 billion investment in fair housing enforcement and a requirement of federal agency grantees to consult fair housing organizations or agencies

Resources:See the National Low Income Housing Coalition’ssynopsisH.R.4497。

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and29 original cosponsors于2021年7月16日推出。

H.R. 4496- 结束无家可归法

Take Action:敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么Enables all eligible households to obtain rental assistance, addresses the supply side of affordable housing, and aims to address urgent housing needs

  • Over ten years, provides additional funding until all eligible households can access housing vouchers
  • Over five years, grants $5 billion to the住房信托基金用于负担得起的租赁房屋和50亿美元的赠款来建造支持性住房
  • 颁布禁止收入来源和资深的状态歧视,并为其执法提供资金
  • 为美国无家可归者委员会提供永久授权(USICH) and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Resources:See the National Low Income Housing Coalition’ssynopsisH.R.4496。金融服务主席水域评论on the need for universal vouchers in the fight to end homelessness at a June 9thcommittee hearing.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and27个原始共同提案于2021年7月16日推出。

S. 2182-Eviction Crisis Act

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它能做什么

  • 减少可预防的驱逐并减轻与驱逐有关的后果,包括通过创建一个国家,永久的紧急援助基金来测试,评估和扩大验证的干预措施,以帮助由于意外的经济冲击而面临住房不稳定的低收入家庭。
  • Improves data and analysis on evictions
  • Improves information on tenant screening reports

Resources新闻稿fromSen. Bennet (D-CO)andfactsheetandstatementfrom Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign.

Sens。Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced on June 23, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theSenate

S.53/H.R.603-Raise the Wage Act of 2021

Take Action:敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么

  • Raises the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Note: The current minimum has been at $7.25 since 2009.
  • Phases out employers’ ability to pay sub-minimum wages to tipped workers, workers with disabilities, and teenagers.

Resources新闻稿andfactsheetfrom众议院教育和劳工委员会。新闻稿fromSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsFactsheetfrom NELP and EPI.

Sens。Sanders (I-VT) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) introduced on January 26, 2021. Check to see current cosponsors in theSenateandHouse

Equity

H.R.5227-LIFT the BAR Act of 2021

Take Action敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么通过以下方式向移民扩展医疗保健,营养援助和其他关键支持计划

  • 消除五年的酒吧(即等待期)访问医疗补助,芯片,快照,tanf和SSI计划
  • Repealing key provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 that restrict eligibility, erect barriers, and deter access to critical services for immigrants with sponsors
  • Including any individual who is lawfully present in the U.S. in the definition of “qualified noncitizen,” which is used to determine eligibility for many federal programs
  • Restoring flexibilities for states and localities to provide benefits to immigrants with their own funds

Resources新闻稿s fromRep. Jayapal(D-WA) andRep. Cárdenas(D-CA)

众议员Pramila Jayapal(D-WA)和TonyCárdenas(D-CA)于2021年9月10日推出。检查查看当前的同伴House

S.2747-Freedom to Vote Act

Take Action敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么Advances equity and access to the ballot box by setting basic national standards to make sure all Americans can cast ballots in the way that works best for them

  • Enacts automatic voter registration and ensures access to online voter registration and same day registration
  • Makes Election Day a public holiday
  • 确保所有选民至少可以连续15天提早投票参加联邦选举
  • Strengthens voter list maintenance standards and sets federal minimum standards on vote by mail and drop boxes
  • Requires provisional ballots to count for all eligible races within a county, regardless of the precinct in which the ballot was cast
  • 恢复为为重罪定罪服务的人们的联邦选举的投票权
  • Sets a uniform national standard for states that require identification for in-person voting
  • Expands voting access protections for those with disabilities, Native Americans, the military, overseas voters, and underserved communities

Resources新闻稿fromSen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Sens。Klobuchar (D-MN), Kaine (D-VA), King (I-ME), Manchin (D-WV), Merkley (D-OR), Padilla (D-CA), and Warnock (D-GA) introduced on September 14, 2021. See current cosponsors in theSenate

S. 1/H.R. 1-For the People Act

Take Action:敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么Returns power to the people by protecting and strengthening voting rights, ending the dominance of big money in politics, ending extreme partisan gerrymandering, and putting in place ethics reforms, among many other voting and election reforms.

ResourcesFRACstatement;资源页面Rep. Sarbanes(D-MD).

Sens。Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced on March 17, 2021. See current cosponsors in theSenate。Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced January 4, 2021, and the House通过the bill on March 3, 2021.

S.393/H.R. 5-Equality Act

Take Action:敦促your Members of Congress to cosponsor.

它能做什么禁止基于性别的歧视,性奥列ntation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.

Resources新闻稿s fromRep. Cicilline(D-RI)和Sen. Merkley(D-OR).

Sens。Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced on February 23, 2021. See current cosponsors in theSenate。众议员David Cicilline(D-RI)于2021年2月18日推出通过the bill on February 25, 2021.

Budget/Appropriations

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H.R.1319-American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Became Public Law No: 117-2 on March 11, 2021.

它能做什么

  • COVID-19 relief bill will help bolster nutrition assistance and other critical needs for tens of millions of people across the country.

ResourcesFRACstatement;USDAfactsheeton nutrition provisions; and Senate Budget Committeeresources,包括逐节摘要。

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