Republicans want to cut food assistance for 5 million low-income babies and parents

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“As the GOP eyes spending priorities, one program that provides access to nutritious food and health screenings for low-income parents and babies might see major cuts. Under the House GOP agriculture appropriations bill, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — known as WIC — would not be funded to the extent the program needs, according to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, potentially leading to hundreds of thousands of kids and postpartum parents getting turned away or cutting their food budgets.”

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