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Food benefits for low income families at risk in a government shutdown, White House says

  • U.S. President Joe Biden and a top aide are warning that a federal government shutdown could cause widespread suffering, with nearly 7 million low-income women and children facing a rapid loss of food benefits. Failure by Congress to fund the government would also have dire consequences for the Black community, including reduced nutritional benefits, inspections of hazardous waste sites, and enforcement of fair housing laws.
  • The U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, has stated that the majority of participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) would see an immediate reduction in benefits if a shutdown occurs. During a shutdown, farm service agencies would also stop making loans to farmers during harvest time, and new homebuyers would be unable to obtain loans in rural areas.
  • The consequences of a government shutdown are far-reaching, affecting vulnerable individuals and communities. The loss of food benefits, reduced inspections, and lack of loans for farmers during harvest season would cause significant hardships and hinder economic activity. It is crucial for Congress to take the necessary steps to avoid a government shutdown and mitigate the potential suffering it may cause.
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