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FY2009 Budget Increases International Development Funding but Does Little for Domestic Nutrition Programs
Date:2/4/2008

to work by eliminating the critical support they need through this transition," said Beckmann.

Under the FY2009 budget, funding for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is $6.1 billion and is expected to serve a caseload of 8.6 million women, infants, and children in 2009. However, preliminary analysis by Bread experts indicates that it includes two harmful proposals-one that caps the funding for nutrition services and administration, and another that limits automatic WIC eligibility for Medicaid recipients. "We need to do all we can to help families who are struggling to pull themselves out of poverty," said Beckmann.


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