Proposed WIC Cuts Would End Food Assistance for 325,000-475,000 Women, Infants, & Children

 The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities just published an article revelaing how proposed federal budget cuts in the WIC nutrition program 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 on May 23 — 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.

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