WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives rejected a proposed continuing resolution that would have implemented a 30% cut to discretionary funding programs across the federal government.
The following is a statement from Kate Franken, board chair of the National WIC Association, regarding ongoing negotiations in Congress over funding the federal government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “With hours remaining until the federal government shuts down, it is imperative that Congress consider and adopt serious funding proposals to ensure that federal programs like WIC — which provides critical health and nutrition support for nearly seven million women and children — are there for any individuals and families who need them. The bill considered today by the House of Representatives does not measure up; a 30% cut to WIC would be completely devastating and leave millions of people in the lurch. We strongly urge Congress to put the health and wellbeing of women and children ahead of politics and immediately pass legislation that keeps the government open and fully funds WIC.”