May 22, 2013
SNAP-ED and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Harmful changes to the nutrition education component of SNAP and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program are expected to occur as a Farm Bill heads to the Senate floor for debate:
May 8, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee, Chaired by NWA Leadership Award Recipient and WIC ally Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT, will mark up the long-awaited and much politicized Senate Bill S. 744 - A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes – crafted by the “Gang of Eight” on Thursday May 9.
April 25, 2013
The National WIC Association encourages your organization to please SIGN our coalition partner letter to the Senate and House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee members, which urges them to fully fund WIC in FY 2014 at a level that ensures that no eligible applicants are turned away and which supports current and anticipated WIC participation levels.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ONLY SIGNING ON ORGANIZATIONS, NOT INDIVIDUALS. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S PERMISSION TO SIGN-ON.
April 2, 2013
December 20, 2012
November 28, 2012
Today is National Call-In Day to Protect WIC and Other Public Health and Human Needs Programs!
Join your fellow advocates across the country today in calling Congress to ask them to protect WIC and other public health and human needs programs from budget cuts!
Call: 1-855-HELP-WIC (1-855-435-7942). This number will connect you to the Capitol switchboard, and an operator will connect you to your Senators and Representative.
You Can Say:
August 28, 2012
Washington, DC, August 28, 2012 - Our partners at the Coalition on Human Needs have asked NWA to join their efforts in sending Congress a sign-on letter protecting human needs programs - including WIC.
Please add your organization's name to this letter to Congress - Deadline: Monday, September 10.
March 13, 2013
NWA in partnership with Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI, is urging members of the House of Representatives to sign on to the “WIC Dear Colleague” letter being circulated by Rep. Moore’s office. Please contact your member of the House of Representatives and encourage your Partner Organizations to contact their member of the House of Representatives and alert them to the letter and let them know to contact Chris Goldson, chris [dot] goldson [at] mail [dot] house [dot] gov, 202-225-4572 by COB Thursday, March 15, 2012 if they would like to add their name to Rep. Moore’s letter!
February 15, 2012
There have been rumors that the Prevention and Public Health Fund is likely to be used to offset the Medicare "doc fix" in the extenders package. However, the deal is not yet done and it is still possible that we can at least lessen the size of the rumored cut (currently rumored at $5 billion over 10 years).
January 31, 2012
On Thursday, February 2, the House Transportation Committee will vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a bill that eliminates crucial funds for biking and walking infrastructure. Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him/her to support physical activity in your community. Visit America Bikes to easily send an electronic letter: http://americabikes.org/transportation2012
Some changes that would result from the bill's passage:
December 1, 2011
November 17, 2011
More Breaking News on the “Minibus” and WIC Funding
While the House and Senate are expected to clear the measure for the President’s signature, we need to make one last push to assure passage today! Call Congress on NWA’s toll-free number 1-855-HELP-WIC (1-855-435-7942) NOW, and urge your US Representative and Senators to act quickly to approve HR 2112, H Rept 112-284, the “minibus” conference agreement including WIC funding.
November 2, 2011
Actions are being taken by both the Senate and the House to move the (FY) 2012 “minibus” appropriations packages forward. An article published today in Informa Economics Issues Monitor reads:
October 26, 2011
October 20, 2011
Register Now for Pre-Event Webinar set for October 25 at 3:30 p.m. EST
October 19, 2011
October 6, 2011
As the House and Senate Committees are scheduled to submit recommendations for deficit reduction to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction by October 14, 2011, urge your Senators and Representatives to ask that WIC be excluded from any cuts that are proposed by this Committee!
August 31, 2011
July 18, 2011
Washington, DC, July 18, 2011 – House Republican leaders will vote tomorrow - Tuesday, July 19 - on the Republican Study Committee’s “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill, H.R. 2560.
We urge you to call your Representative before 2pm EST tomorrow to oppose this legislation.
July 6, 2011
Prevent Cuts to the Nutrition Programs and Programs for At-Risk, Low-Income, and Poor People in Need!
Washington, DC, 6 July 2011 – The White House and congressional leaders are in final negotiations to raise the debt ceiling.