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H.R. 1194: Expanding Access to Emergency Meals Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 22, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1194

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 22, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Carbajal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

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.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Expanding Access to Emergency Meals Act.

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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:

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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)).

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