National WIC Association

Weekly WIC Policy Update

March 16, 2015

FY 2016 Budget: There will be a USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services FY 2016 Budget Hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies this Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00am. This is the House Appropriations subcommittee that will set WIC funding for 2016. Witnesses at this hearing will include: Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services; Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service; Angela Tagtow, Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, and Donald Bice, Associate Director, Office of Budget and Program Analysis.

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price is planning to release his FY 2016 budget resolution this Tuesday, March 17. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi plans a two-day markup of the Senate budget resolution starting Wednesday, March 18.