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Action Alert for Proposed Legislation in Senate and House

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Help us in providing healthy school meals each day.  Contact your Senators and Member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor S. 427 or H.R. 1303.  For a form letter that you can send or revise and send, click here.

As you may know, Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Dan Coats (R-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), James Inhofe (R-OK), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Thune (R-SD), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced S. 427, the “Sensible School Lunch Act,” which would amend the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) by eliminating the weekly maximums for grains and meat/meat alternates. SNA staff worked with Senator Hoeven’s staff on drafting the legislation which would permanently resolve the first point on SNA’s 2013 Legislative Issue Paper.  The full text of S. 427 can be found here.

Also, Members of Congress Steve Stivers (R-OH), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), Jim Renacci (R-OH), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA),  and Doc Hastings (R-WA) have introduced a bill that will makes the USDA revisions to grains and protein permanent.  Here is the text of H.R. 1303.   

Again, here is the link to reach out to your Senators and House Member.

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