#AceWorldNews says the HuffPost Hill today UPSIDE DOWNER – The budget Congress just passed restores funding that was cut away last year from nutrition assistance for poor senior citizens.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America praised Congress Friday for replacing $46 million in funding that was lost in the big budget cut known as sequestration, which had hamstrung some of the local agencies that provide group meals and home-delivered food for poor seniors across the country.
"Today we congratulate and commend the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for producing a bipartisan bill that restores critical funding for vulnerable seniors," association president Ellie Hollander said in a press release…. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) had led a group of mostly Democrats last fall in calling on budget negotiators to restore the funding.
Not all programs hit by sequestration got their money back. [HuffPost]
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