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Beckmann on CNN Money

David Beckmann appeared on CNN Money yesterday to talk about the newly released food insecurity numbers in the United States. As you would expect, the numbers aren’t good—but Congress has the opportunity to act, said Beckmann.

“In the next couple weeks, Congress and the president have to do two really important things that are important to hungry kids in this country,” he said. “One is they have to finalize the Child Nutrition Act. That will determine whether we provide better school lunches for our kids.

"Also, as they consider taxes, it looks like everybody’s going to get their current tax benefits extended, and it’s really important that that includes the working poor. If Congress omits them from the tax bill they’re going to be passing in the next few weeks, that in itself will push a million more kids into poverty next year.”

Watch the entire interview here.

 

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