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Will the Government Shutdown Result in 'Hunger for Millions' as Reuters Claims?

Posted on AllSides September 26th, 2023
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"Biden, US officials warn of hunger for millions in a government shutdown," reads a Reuters headline from yesterday. The article details how Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters this week that the "vast majority" of the 7 million who receive benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program will see their benefits disappear after the government shuts down, which is likely to happen this Saturday at midnight due to congressional inability to approve spending bills.

"Nearly half of U.S. newborns rely on WIC, the USDA...

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