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SEP 28, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly likely government shutdown won't affect most of the federal government's safety net, like retirement and health insurance programs, but nutrition support for millions of women and babies could be in trouble. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday that if Congress can't cut a deal to fund government operations past Monday, "No additional federal funds would be available to support the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)’s clinical services, food benefits and administrative costs." The $6 billion program ... Read More

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