H. R. 1194
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 22, 2021
Mr. Cárdenas (for himself and Mr. Carbajal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to ensure food assistance during a major disaster or emergency declared under such Act.
This Act may be cited as the
Expanding Access to Emergency Meals Act.
Exception to duplication of Benefits
Section 312(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5155(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Exception to prohibition on duplication of assistance
During the period of a major disaster or emergency declared under this Act, this section shall not prohibit the provision of Federal assistance under this Act to any person who is or may be entitled to receive nutrition assistance through a program administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, and receipt of such assistance shall not be considered duplicative assistance, except that a person receiving benefits (as defined in section 3 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012)) under only section 5(h)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(h)(1)) may not simultaneously receive food for distribution to households authorized under section 413 of this Act or be certified to receive benefits under section 5(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(a)).