: Government shutdown would halt food benefits for nearly 7 million mothers and infants, Biden official says

by | Sep 26, 2023 | Stock Market

Some 7 million mothers and children would lose government benefits to buy food if the federal government shuts down, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Monday.  A partial government shutdown would stop benefits for participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, Vilsack said at a press briefing Monday. 

“If we have a shutdown,” he said, “WIC shuts down.”

“‘If we have a shutdown, WIC shuts down.’”

— Tom Vilsack

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