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H.R. 6565 (116th): Emergency Ensuring Access to SNAP (EATS) Act of 2020

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 21, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 6565


April 21, 2020

(for himself, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Panetta, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Soto, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Cohen, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Jackson Lee, and Mr. Ted Lieu of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


To ensure that low-income college students are eligible for emergency supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Emergency Ensuring Access to SNAP (EATS) Act of 2020.


SNAP preventing hunger among low-income college students

Beginning with the first month that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act, and for each subsequent month through the end of the month following—


the month the current public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act based on an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) is terminated, or


the end of the first college term following the end of such public health emergency,

whichever is later, eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits shall not be limited under section 6(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(e)).