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H.R. 2660 (114th): WIC Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 4, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2660

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 4, 2015

(for herself, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Lee, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Gutiérrez, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mrs. Torres, Ms. Moore, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Fudge, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Hahn, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Farr, Mr. Payne, and Ms. Pingree) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to increase the age of eligibility for children to receive benefits under the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wise Investment in our Children Act or the WIC Act.

2.

Increase in age of eligibility for the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children

Section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786) is amended—

(1)

by amending subsection (b)(2) to read as follows:

(2)

Children means persons who have attained their first birthday but have not yet attained their sixth birthday, except in a case in which a State agency determines that the waiver of such age limit is necessary to accommodate the unique circumstances of an individual child.

;

(2)

in subsection (e)(4)(A), by striking up to age 5 and inserting under the age of 6; and

(3)

in subsection (f)(7)(D)(i), by striking age of 5 and inserting age of 6.

3.

Conforming amendment to Social Security Act

Section 1902(a)(53)(A) of title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(53)(A)) is amended by striking age of 5 and inserting age of 6.