S.2358 - Wise Investment in Children Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 07/31/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/31/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2358 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/31/2019)
Wise Investment in Children Act of 2019 or the WIC Act of 2019
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.