Congress is considering many pieces of legislation that would make food healthier, safer, more affordable and better for you and the environment.
H.R. 203 Summer Meals Act of 2017
This bill would expand the summer meal program by increasing the areas in which it operates, reimbursing institutions that serve meals and snacks outside of school hours (after school, weekends, and holidays), and establishing competitive USDA grants to increase participation in the program.
H.R. 1284 To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish This bill would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require all food products containing genetically engineered fish to be labeled as such.
H.R. 1284 Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States ActThis bill would prohibit the shipping, transporting, selling, or purchasing of genetically altered finfish or foods containing those fish in commerce, as well as possessing these products with the intent to transport, ship, purchase, or sell them. The bill would also prohibit engaging in net-pen aquaculture of genetically altered fish and the release of those fish into the natural environment.
H.R. 1284 Assistance, Quality, and Affordability (AQUA) Act
This bill would Increase funding for communities with aging water systems in need of repair and increase grant programs to remove lead pipes from public water systems.
H.R. 609 Food Donation Act of 2017
This bill would expand food donation under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to extend liability protections to food donated directly to the hungry, and to allow the donation of foods that are labeled in ways that do not affect safety (“sell by” dates, for example).
H.R. 1189 Anti-hunger Empowerment Act of 2017
This bill would reduce administrative requirements in the SNAP application process, authorizes funding to increase access to SNAP offices, and establishes grants for local charitable feeding organizations.