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Government Shutdown Could Curb Benefits For Oklahoma Women, Children

Oct 3, 2013
woman and child in a WIC office
U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons

If the partial shutdown of the federal government continues for weeks, it could lead to cutbacks in the federally funded program that helps low-income women, infants and children in Oklahoma, officials said Wednesday.

One possible result could be limiting the aid provided under the federal Women, Infants and Children program to only one or two of those groups, such as infants.