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H.R. 7185 (115th): Weekends Without Hunger Act

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About the bill

13.1 million American households with children often go without food. While these children are generally eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school, it’s a different story during times when school is closed.

What the bill does

The Weekends Without Hunger Act [H.R. 7185] would create a five-year pilot program for schools and food banks to offer food to eligible school children on weekends, during the summer, and over holiday breaks.

The bill’s text does not contain an explicit dollar amount, meaning it’s unclear exactly how much the program would cost taxpayers.

It was introduced on November 28 by Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV1).

What supporters say

Supporters argue the bill provides a necessary lifeline for lower-income or disadvantaged students who may be experiencing food insecurity.

“In the Clark County …

Sponsor and status

Dina Titus

Sponsor. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
Nov 28, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 28, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

28 Cosponsors (28 Democrats)

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History

Nov 28, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 7185 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 7185. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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