Hearing on the Contract with America: Nutrition, the Local Perspective : Hearing Before the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, February 1, 1995, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, Jan 1, 1995 - Aged - 171 pages
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This hearing transcript presents testimony on the effects of placing federal nutrition programs in state block grants as required by the Personal Responsibility Act, the welfare bill contained in the "Contract with America." Witnesses testified that federal food programs such as Women Infants and Children (WIC), the Senior Nutrition Program, and school lunch, breakfast, and milk programs, are effective; diminished federal support for nutrition programs will create an unfunded liability for states, localities, and private charities; there are problems in predictability and responsiveness of funding levels in a block grant approach to nutrition programs; changes in nutrition programs could result in greater efficiency; and there are problems in proposed capped entitlement approaches. Testimony was offered by: (1) representatives of school districts; (2) the president of a food research center; (3) a director of a hospital WIC program; (4) the executive director of a senior citizens council; (5) the director of a nutrition services program; and (6) representatives from Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, Rhode Island, and California. (KDFB)

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