Representative David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement this morning after the McCrory Administration announced it would resume issuing WIC benefits in North Carolina. North Carolina was the only state in the country to discontinue WIC benefits after USDA confirmed it would use $125 million in contingency funding to keep the program operating through the end of October.
"Yesterday afternoon my office confirmed that USDA promised contingency funds to every state, including North Carolina, to keep WIC programs running through the end of October. North Carolina was the only state in the country to discontinue benefits. It is not clear why the McCrory Administration disrupted benefits with these funds available, but I am pleased they have abruptly reversed course."