Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Center on Budget estimates cuts to WIC

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities today released its estimates of the implications for discretionary programs of the Bush budget for FY 2006. Of food assistance programs, the report covers only discretionary programs (like WIC), but not entitlement programs (like food stamps). For WIC, the Bush budget implies cuts of $657 million from 2006-2010, which would lead to the loss of benefits for 660,000 participants by 2010.

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