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H.R. 1078 (115th): Military Hunger Prevention Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2017 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1078


February 15, 2017

(for herself, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Young of Alaska, and Mr. Walz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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


To amend title 37, United States Code, to exclude the receipt of basic allowance for housing for members of the Armed Forces in determining eligibility for certain Federal benefits, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Military Hunger Prevention Act.


Basic allowance for housing and certain Federal benefits


Exclusion of basic allowance for housing

Section 403(k) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


In determining eligibility to participate in any Federal program issuing benefits for nutrition assistance (including the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance program under section 402a of this title), the value of a housing allowance under this section shall be excluded from any calculation of income, assets, or resources.



Conforming amendments

Section 5(d) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(d)) is amended—


in paragraph (18), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;


in paragraph (19)(B), by striking the period and inserting ; and; and


by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


any allowance under section 403(k)(4) of title 37, United States Code.