Scott Statement on Passage of Child Nutrition Reauthorization Legislation in the Senate Ag Committee

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January 20, 2016                                                                                                                                 202-226-0853 

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the passage of child nutrition reauthorization legislation in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry:

“I commend Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow on their good faith effort to reach a bipartisan compromise to reauthorize child nutrition programs and WIC.  These programs are vital to the health and the success of our nation’s children and families and the longstanding bipartisan support for these programs is warranted.  It is my hope that the House can work together to improve access to healthy foods, maintain robust nutrition standards in federal nutrition programs, and invest in our nation’s future.”