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HAPPENING NOW: The @EdLaborCmte is holding a hearing on this administration's proposed rule that would threaten the food security for 1 million children. Watch live! #NationalSchoolLunchWeek
@EdLaborCmte As @RepBonamici explains, by the USDA's own analysis, the proposed change would cut automatic free school lunch access for almost "1 million children." This move will greatly threaten the nutrition and education of many school children. #NationalSchoolLunchWeek
@EdLaborCmte @RepBonamici .@RepMarciaFudge: So because one person scammed the system, we're supposed to punish hungry kids...Don't punish all of these hungry children in this country or senior citizens because one person broke a rule. #NationalSchoolLunchWeek
@EdLaborCmte @RepBonamici @RepMarciaFudge WATCH: @RepMarciaFudge asks Deputy Lipps, "So you think it's okay to put in place rules that would put four million people off of SNAP?"
@EdLaborCmte @RepBonamici @RepMarciaFudge "You started out your testimony by saying, 'those who can provide for themselves should.' Should I remind you that children can't provide for themselves?"--@RepJahanaHayes #NationalSchoolLunchWeek
@EdLaborCmte @RepBonamici @RepMarciaFudge @RepJahanaHayes .@RepJahanaHayes: If this is a program integrity issue...how many children did you say would remain protected if this rule was implemented?

Deputy Lipps: 96 percent.

Representative Hayes: So this isn't a program where there was rampant misuse...

@EdLaborCmte @RepBonamici @RepMarciaFudge @RepJahanaHayes This administration has established this week as #NationalSchoolLunchWeek and praised the success of the program. However, this new proposed rule would remove 1 million children from the program and put their education at risk.
@EdLaborCmte @RepBonamici @RepMarciaFudge @RepJahanaHayes .@RepKimSchrier points out the irony that today is #WorldFoodDay and the proposed rule by this administration would increase hunger among children in the U.S.
@EdLaborCmte @RepBonamici @RepMarciaFudge @RepJahanaHayes @RepKimSchrier @RepJayapal: How much money does the administration save by cutting off 1 million children from free school meals as you've proposed?

The answer: The proposed rule will not save any money & the costs will actually rise by 2 billion dollars.

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