Rep. Jim McGovern has been pushing for a nationwide focus on ending hunger for a long time and in his role as Rules Committee Chairman, he included funding for a White House conference on the subject. Now, he's looking ahead at who should be included and subjects to be covered.
An extension of the 15% boost in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and more money for the Women, Infants and Children program are included in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package President-elect Joe Biden plans to propose to Congress.
The new Congress rekindled a dispute left over from last year’s farm bill debate as House Republicans sought to protect USDA’s move to tighten work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
If Democrats win control of the House, U.S. agriculture will face a very different set of committee leaders and approaches to regulatory policy than it has since the chamber has been under GOP control.