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Chairman McGovern Announces Delegates to Join Rules Committee Roundtable Examining Hunger in U.S. Territories

Chairman McGovern Announces Delegates to Join Rules Committee Roundtable Examining Hunger in U.S. Territories 

Sixth in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration could take to finally end food insecurity in this country 

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today announced that Delegates Radewagen, Sablan, Plaskett, Gonzalez-Colon and San Nicolas will join a Rules Committee roundtable examining hunger in the U.S. territories on Tuesday, July 20th at 3pm EDT. The event is the sixth in a series of committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America and examining the steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to equitably combat it. Ending Hunger in America: Hunger Across the Territories follows the committee roundtable last week, Ending Hunger in America: Local Innovations to Inform a National Strategy.

“No community is immune from the hunger crisis plaguing our country today. More than four million American citizens live in the territories, and they deserve to have their voices heard. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the challenging and opportunities confronting these communities as we continue building a record to inform an eventual White House hunger conference,” said Chairman McGovern. 

Chairman McGovern recently asked Americans to share their experiences, research, and possible solutions to help guide the committee in this work. He has also called for a substantive, policy-focused White House hunger conference to create the roadmap to end hunger by 2030, which the United Nations has called for. 

Co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, McGovern authored legislation which created the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program. Now in its third decade, McGovern-Dole aims to provide at least one nutritious meal a day to some of the world’s most vulnerable children in a school setting. It has reduced the incidence of hunger among school-age children, increased school enrollments and attendance, and increased the support of families and communities for education. He also founded the bipartisan Food is Medicine working group in Congress to highlight how critical healthy meals are for American families.

What: Ending Hunger in America: Hunger Across the Territories

Who:   

  • Jon Fernandez, Superintendent of Education Department in Guam
  • Kimberley Causey-Gomez, the Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
  • Carmen Ana Gonzalez, Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of the Family 
  • Tom Tebuteb, Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation

When:  Tuesday, July 20th at 3pm EDT

Where: This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov via Cisco Webex

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