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$76 Million Freed to Feed Poor

Associated Press

Under pressure of a lawsuit and a Senate vote in opposition, the Reagan Administration said today that it will release $76 million in food assistance for poor women and children that it previously had planned to withhold.

Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.) was notified by the White House Office of Management and Budget that the money will be released for use in the women, infants and children assistance program this year. Private groups suing for release of the funds had said 250,000 mothers and children would have been dropped from the program.


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