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Price issues statement on restoration of NC WIC benefits

Posted By Clayton Henkel On October 11, 2013 @ 10:11 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

PriceCongressman David Price [1] (D-NC), whose office was investigatingĀ North Carolina’s decision to curtail the WIC program during the federal shutdown, issued the following statement Friday morning after the McCrory Administration announced it would resume issuing the nutritional benefit vouchers to low-income mothers and infants:

“Yesterday afternoon my office confirmed that USDA promised contingency funds to every state, including North Carolina, to keep WIC programs running through the end of October. North Carolina was the only state in the country to discontinue benefits. It is not clear why the McCrory Administration disrupted benefits with these funds available, but I am pleased they have abruptly reversed course.”

North Carolina was the only state in the country [2] to discontinue WIC benefits after the USDA confirmed it would use $125 million in contingency funding to keep the program operating through the end of October.

Late Thursday evening, the state Department of Health and Human Services announced [3] that it had secured additional funds to continue the WIC program through the end of October.


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[1] Congressman David Price: http://price.house.gov/

[2] only state in the country: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/10/north-carolina-only-state-to-cut-off-wic-vouchers-other-states-using-contingency-funds/

[3] announced: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/10/dhhs-announces-wic-vouchers-will-resume/

[4] McCrory denies discontinuation of TANF operation during federal shutdown; Price, Butterfield, Watt respond: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/25/mccrory-denies-discontinuation-of-tanf-operation-during-federal-shutdown-price-butterfield-watt-respond/

[5] Price: North Carolina stopping WIC vouchers for two days “really wrong”: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/18/price-north-carolina-shutting-down-wic-was-really-wrong/

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