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Letter Signed by Democrats and Republicans Calling for Increased McGovern-Dole Funding

A group House members recently signed a letter recently calling for increased funding for McGovern-Dole global school lunch program. This is critical especially with the number of hunger emergencies around the world.

Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Stee Watkings (R-KS) led the initiative which includes about 100 members including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Hopefully the w whole congress will support the increased funding. Here is a copy of the letter and all the signatories.

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Congress can unite over food

It seems like Democrats and Republicans never agree on anything. But think again. They are finding common ground over food. And it could make a huge difference for America.

When Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) recently signed on to the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act of 2015, he found allies from across the aisle. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined him. So did Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). From his party Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) were among the first to join Brown.

Read the full article at The Hill:

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Feeding America supports the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act

Feeding America says it strongly supports new legislation to end the summer hunger crisis. The Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 would provide an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to low-income families.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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Congress must hear the cries of hunger from abroad

As Congress debates the foreign aid budget, they should hear the cries of hunger from abroad. They should also listen to the echoes of history.

In fact, one of these came at a recent congressional hearing on the foreign aid budget, which included activists Ben Affleck and Bill Gates. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) mentioned the 1948 Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Europe and won the peace after World War II.

Read my full commentary at The Huffington Post.

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The State of the Union hunger crisis

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Read the interview at Examiner.

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Senate urged to pass Feed the Future bill

Earlier this week at Huffington Post I wrote about the Feed the Future bill pending in the House. The legislation is officially titled the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 5656).

Read the full article at Examiner.

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House to vote on bill that fights world hunger

It won’t make headlines that the House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that fights global hunger. But it’s truly an event that can change the world, if we have the will.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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