H.R. 1882: Safety Net Abuse Prevention (SNAP) Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of May 08, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1882

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 8, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on 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

A BILL

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to prohibit the Department of Agriculture from entering into partnerships with foreign governments to promote enrollment in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and to terminate the current Partnership for Nutrition Assistance Initiative between the United States and Mexico.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safety Net Abuse Prevention (SNAP) Act of 2013 .

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Additional limitation on use of funds authorized to be appropriated under Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

(a)

Prohibition on promotion agreements with foreign governments

Section 18 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 ( 7 U.S.C. 2027 ) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(g)

Funds appropriated pursuant to any authorization of appropriations in this Act may not be used by the Secretary for any agreement with a foreign government intended to promote enrollment in the program and the availability of program benefits.

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(b)

Termination of existing agreement

Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the memorandum of understanding entered into on July 22, 2004, by the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Mexico and known as the Partnership for Nutrition Assistance Initiative is null and void.