The Senate has now approved HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by a vote of The President is expected to sign the bill into law quickly in order to make the funds and authorities provided by the bill available.
As a reminder, the food assistance program provisions included in the bill are:
The bill also provides additional funding:
As you know the President is seeking another response package beyond this one, and Senator McConnell has said the Senate is working on developing the bill. There has not been any additional open discussion of food program provisions at this time, but we do know that the committees responsible for these programs are paying close attention to the concerns that have been voiced and what needs remain. We will continue to monitor developments and report as appropriate.