H.R.6811 - WIC Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 05/12/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6811 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/12/2020)
Wise Investment in Children Act of 2020 or the WIC Act of 2020
This bill expands eligibility for children to receive benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Specifically, the bill
- allows states to extend eligibility for the program until the period that ends on the earlier of the sixth birthday of a child or when the child enters kindergarten;
- extends the certification period under the program for infants to two years, instead of the current one year; and
- authorizes states to increase the certification time under the program for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women to two years postpartum.