Current status: The Senate and the House are currently working to create and vote on appropriations bills for FY 2015. This includes the bill which funds the programs under the Department of Agriculture, including the USDA nutrition programs. The Agriculture funding bills have been considered by the full House and Senate Agriculture Committees and are awaiting floor votes.
Resolved: NANASP opposes any cuts to key USDA nutrition programs that support seniors, particularly those seniors who have lower incomes. These nutrition programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.