Senate Agriculture Bill Markup Postponed

Posted by Tim Howington on 9/16/2015

The U.S. Senate Agriculture committee was scheduled to mark up a replacement for the soon to expire Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 this Thursday, September 17 but the markup has been postponed. The chairman of the committee, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) reports that they are still working with ranking committee member Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to come up with bi-partisan legislation.

“I am continuing negotiations with Ranking Member Stabenow to get a bipartisan, budget-neutral agreement to move forward with child nutrition reauthorization. We're nearly at the finish line,” Roberts said in a statement Monday.

We will continue to monitor progress on the bill and provide updates to you as they are available.

In the meantime, you can help ensure Congress passes a strong 2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill by sending a letter to your representatives asking them to sponsor this key child nutrition bill. Please share this information with your friends and this neighbors so they can participate, too!

Source: School Nutrition Association