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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/10/2011

CAP: Republicans putting mothers, children and economy at risk by cutting WIC

Melissa Boteach of the Center for American Progress explains that among the programs at risk of losing funding in a severe budget-cutting era is WIC, the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children.

Earlier this year, the Republican-led House passed an agriculture funding bill (19 Republicans voted against the measure) for fiscal 2012 that would cut WIC by more than $650 million. Boteach points out that if the bill becomes law, it would kick between 200,000 and 350,000 women, infants and children out of the program and eliminate the much-needed domestic spending that comes from the program.

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