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  • Senate Unveils FY 2021 Appropriations Bills, Including WIC Funding

    November 10, 2020 - News & Blog
    This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled a series of spending bills for fiscal year 2021, including the Agriculture Appropriations bill that funds WIC. This signals that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will prioritize passing the full appropriations bills before the continuing resolution expires on December 11, resolving the appropriations process before a presidential transition occurs in January. Action on the appropriations package before December 11 – or another continuing resolution – is necessary to avert a government shutdown.

  • COVID Relief Uncertain as Congress Passes WIC Waivers Extension

    October 1, 2020 - News & Blog
    With only six hours to spare, the Senate approved a continuing resolution last evening by a vote of 84-10. The President signed the continuing resolution later in the evening, averting a last-minute government shutdown by extending federal funding through December 11.   The House approved the bipartisan agreement last week shortly after it was reached by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. After months of pressing for additional investments in child nutrition, Speaker Pelosi secured an additional $8 billion in child nutrition programs in the legislation. Crucially, the continuing resolution includes an extension of USDA waiver authority for WIC and other child nutrition programs through September 30, 2021.

  • State Spotlight: Nevada WIC Implements Innovative Delivery Program

    September 28, 2020 - News & Blog
    Nevada WIC worked with their health department, legislators, and advocates to develop a plan for WIC online ordering to maintain WIC participation and create a more equitable shopping experience for WIC families. With a unified coalition and champions in leadership across state agencies, Nevada WIC was able to tap into a portion of CARES Act funding to support home delivery for WIC food items. Nevada WIC has showcased the significant success that comes from working in partnership towards common goals – increasing access to WIC while also protecting WIC families from increased exposure to COVID-19.

  • Senate Proposal 'Wholly Inadequate' to Address Needs of Babies and Children

    July 27, 2020 - News & Blog
    After two months of delay and with continued unreasonably high levels of unemployment and rising COVID-19 infections across the country, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a number of Senate Republicans have unveiled a series of proposals that – taken together – are wholly inadequate to address the needs of infants and young children. With one-in-six families with children struggling to afford food, it is unconscionable to advance another relief package without robust nutrition assistance.

  • House Unveils FY 2021 Appropriations Bills, Including WIC Funding

    July 6, 2020 - News & Blog
    After several months of focusing on COVID-19 response, House appropriators returned to regular order and unveiled several spending bills for fiscal year 2021.

  • Reopening WIC: Additional Steps Need to Be Taken to Address Clinic Concerns

    June 22, 2020 - News & Blog
    As federal, state, and local governments plan for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, WIC staff and participants alike have expressed concern about whether WIC services are ready to normalize operations. In recognition of these difficulties, NWA has created resources to assist state and local WIC providers in thinking through different elements of reopening.

  • Weekly WIC Policy Update

    December 1, 2014 - News & Blog
    Read the latest WIC policy updates.

  • Weekly WIC Policy Update

    November 17, 2014 - News & Blog
    Read the latest WIC policy news.

  • Weekly WIC Policy Update

    October 14, 2014 - News & Blog
    NWA makes statement on WIC Food Package review.

  • Weekly WIC Policy Update

    September 22, 2014 - News & Blog
    Read the latest WIC policy updates.