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H.R. 2837: Making Essentials Available and Lawful (MEAL) Act of 2021

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To amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to repeal a certain disqualification to receive benefits under title IV of the Social Security Act and benefits under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; and to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide that incarcerated individuals who are scheduled to be released from an institution within 30 days shall be considered to be a household for purposes of such Act.

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Sponsor and status

Steve Cohen

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Apr 26, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 26, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

37 Cosponsors (37 Democrats)

Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Apr 26, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 2837 is 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 H.R. 2837. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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