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S. 677 (116th): Equitable Nutrition Assistance for the Territories Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide for the participation of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Vermont. Independent.

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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Mar 6, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 6, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


11 Cosponsors (11 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sanders lidera la carta indagando ante el retraso para proveer asistencia nutricional de emergencia para Puerto Rico por parte de la administracin de Trump
    — Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT] (Sponsor) on Jun 27, 2019

Gonzlez Coln promueve legislacin federal bipartita de asistencia nutricional para los programas del PAN y el WIC
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] on May 13, 2020

Sanders Leads Letter Probing Trump Administration Delay in Providing Emergency Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico
    — Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT] (Sponsor) on Jun 27, 2019

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Mar 6, 2019

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

S. 677 (116th) 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 S. 677. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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