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  • Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015

    by Representative Tom Emmer

    Posted on 2015-02-12

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    EMMER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015.



    Roughly one in 10 Minnesotans live in poverty. Sadly, this means that many Minnesotans, including children, lack access to the food and resources they need to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

    This morning, I had an opportunity to tour and make sandwiches at Martha's Table, an organization here in D.C. that reaches more than 18,000 people through their programs. I saw firsthand the need for legislation like this.

    This legislation will permanently extend the enhanced charitable deduction for all businesses that donate food to charities and food banks. This will encourage more businesses to chip in and help in the ongoing fight against hunger.

    [[Page H1011]] We have an obligation to help those around us, and this is a nonpartisan, bipartisan way to make a big difference.

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