In Brief: WIC funding
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
WIC funding: House Disaster Recovery Act of 1997 providing disaster aid for flooding in the West was amended May 15 to include $76 mil. in additional funding to states to maintain existing levels of participation in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children. Reps. Marcy Katpur (D-Ohio), Frank Riggs (R-Calif.), Marge Roukema (R-N.J.) and Jack Quinn (R-N.Y.) co-authored the amendment, which brings the level of supplemental WIC funding in the bill up from $38 mil. to the level specified in a recently revised Administration request. The Senate version of the bill provides an extra $58 mil. for WIC. Conference on the bills is scheduled for May 21. WIC received $3.7 bil. in funding in fiscal 1997...
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