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House GOP Cuts Would Force WIC to Turn Away 325,000-475,000 Women and Young Children

May 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM

The Center just issued a report on House Republicans’ proposed cuts in the WIC nutrition program.  Here’s the main story:

House Republicans are proposing a cut in the WIC nutrition program that would force WIC to turn away 325,000 to 475,000 eligible low-income women and young children next year. This cut — part of the 2012 appropriations bill that Rep. Jack Kingston, chairman of the House agriculture appropriations subcommittee, unveiled today — would break a 15-year commitment by Administrations and Congresses of both parties to provide enough WIC funding to serve all eligible women, infants, and children who apply.

Click here for the full report.


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