Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, alongside Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, introduced bipartisan legislation to streamline access to WIC benefits.
The MODERN WIC Act would allow individuals to remotely certify their eligibility for WIC benefits. A Senate companion bill has been introduced by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Roger Marshall.
“The WIC program is a crucial source of nutrition for low-income women, nursing mothers, infants and children, and one of the most successful and impactful initiatives that the federal government operates,” Fitzpatrick said. “I am proud to lead this bipartisan, bicameral MODERN WIC Act alongside Rep. Bonamici to provide remote services options for WIC applicants and participants. Streamlining this process will allow more families to receive and utilize benefits and ensure all of our children have a healthy start to life.”