IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 1, 2018
Ms. Duckworth (for herself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Udall, Mr. Jones, Mr. Van Hollen, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Mrs. Murray, Ms. Smith, Ms. Cantwell, and Ms. Harris) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
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.
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.
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 of title 37, United States Code.