H.R.208: Anti-hunger Empowerment Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor José E. Serrano, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Anti-hunger Empowerment Act of 2013 - Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (formerly known as the Food Stamp Act of 1977) to replace current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) administrative cost provisions with provisions authorizing 75% reimbursement for specified state activities to increase program access.

States that fingerprinting shall not be required for program participation.

Beyond the Soup Kitchen Grants Program Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a Beyond the Soup Kitchen pilot program to provide grants: (1) to a primary community-based nonprofit feeding and anti-hunger group in each designated pilot community to allocate subgrants to other nonprofit feeding and anti-hunger groups in such community, and (2) for technical assistance grants.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.