More Support Needed for Nutrition Funding in Farm Bill

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Celia Cole /(512) 320-0222 x110

April 12, 2002

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Before the Easter recess in March, House and Senate conferees agreed to $6.4 billion over 10 years for the nutrition title of the Farm Bill. When they started meeting again earlier this week to decide which specific provisions to fund, the debate on legal immigrant benefit restorations really heated up. Consequently, these restorations are in jeopardy.