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Congress is trying, again, to end hunger in the military

Posted on AllSides September 29th, 2021
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In 2016, Erika Tebbens was living outside Seattle, one of the most expensive places in America, trying to feed a family of three on her husband’s enlisted sailor's salary of less than $25,000 a year. 

Tebbens said she did not qualify for Agriculture Department nutrition assistance because of a rule that military personnel include in their income any housing allowance they receive. That same rule was a big reason a Pentagon poverty assistance program that started in 2000 failed to help many servicemembers and was discontinued in 2016.

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https://www.rollcall.com/2021/09/29/congress-is-trying-again-to-end-hunger-in-the-military/

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