Fall peppers and chiles at Bloomingdale Farmers Market on Nov. 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The market accepted Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program benefits coupons. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.)

Food benefits for low-income families at risk in a government shutdown, White House says

BY: - September 25, 2023

This article was updated at 4:35 p.m. Sept. 25, 2023, to add a chart of state-by-state WIC participants. WASHINGTON — As Congress barrels toward a partial government shutdown, the White House Monday warned that a program that helps millions of low-income families afford healthy food could see substantial cuts. The White House released a state-by-state […]

Photo of happy pregnant woman preparing healthy food in the kitchen with her husband.

Report: WIC program will need more funds to sustain participation

BY: - August 10, 2023

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report last month showing WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) needs additional funding to avoid turning away eligible families. “WIC is really important everywhere,  but particularly [important] in rural communities,” Katie Bergh, senior policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy […]

U.S. House Republicans push through two anti-abortion measures in first work week

BY: - January 11, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday approved its first abortion-related measures under a new Republican majority, eliciting strong support from GOP members and opposition from Democrats, who rejected the legislation as misleading and incomplete.  Republicans, who secured a four-seat majority during the November midterm elections, said the bill setting medical standards on a national […]