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Another Government shutdown averted as the $1.012 trillion 2 year Budget deal approved by the House and Senate is sent to President Obama’s for signing. Thanks to our own Senator Patty Murray who along with Representative Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin negotiated an agreement to replace $63 billion of sequestration cuts over two years with alternative savings from various cuts and “fees.” For 2014-15, the modest deal means that cuts could be avoided for non-defense discretionary programs including WIC. The National WIC Association has proposed FY 2014 WIC funding recommendations for the Ag Appropriations Subcommittee.