Welch works to cancel student lunch debt
WASHINGTON. (WCAX) - Vermont Senator Peter Welch is putting a different kind of school debt cancellation on his plate.
Welch introduced the School Lunch Debt Cancellation Act to stop debt collection when a school gives a student lunches with plans to collect payment later.
According to Welch, the national public meals debt totals $262 million a year. This bill directs the USDA to pay all debts owed to schools for breakfast or lunch programs.
Welch says this will relieve the strain on working families.
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