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
Sponsor. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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).
28 Cosponsors (28 Democrats)
Dec 8, 2010
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5012 (111th).
Mar 21, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1395 (113th).
Mar 26, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1676 (114th).
Nov 28, 2018
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H.R. 7185 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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.
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