Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Summary: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program was established under a 1972 amendment to the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. The WIC program, eligible to pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children up to age five, provides assistance for purchasing certain approved food items for those who are at nutritional risk. During his political career, Senator Dole was a supporter of the WIC program and pushed continuously for increases in its funding. Today, WIC helps over 8 million women, infants, and children in the United States.

Date Range: 1976-1992

Online materials: Memos, fact sheets, statements, press releases, speeches, bills, testimony, letters, constituent correspondence, and other documents related to the WIC program.

Additional materials: Several more documents related to WIC, including memos, news articles, constituent letters, and press releases.

 

Title: Memo to Senator Dole re: WIC metabolism modification

Date: 1976-07-28

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 28, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: WIC Fact Sheet

Date: 1976

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 28, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement on the WIC program by Senator Dole (conference report)

Date: 1976

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 28, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Senator Bob Dole: Support for the WIC Program

Date: 1976

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 28, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo to Senator Dole re: Helms WIC Amendment – Impact on Kansas

Date: 1984-03-29

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 144, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo to Senator Dole re: Controversial WIC Program Funding Issues in President’s Budget

Date: 1984-02-06

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 144, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: “Dear Colleague” letter on increasing funding for WIC (S.J. Res. 99)

Date: 1987-03-23

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 156, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: S.J. Res. 99: For increasing amounts of federal funding for WIC

Date: 1987-03-17

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 156, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Welch Foods re: WIC approval

Date: 1987-12-29

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 157, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from the President of the National Association of WIC Directors

Date: 1987-12-24

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 157, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Testimony on the reauthorization of the WIC program

Date: 1984-04-09

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 158, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Dole sponsors additional funding for WIC program

Date: 1984-08-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 160, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Nutrition Week – Community Nutrition Institute

Date: 1983-03-03

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 160, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Senator Dole to David Stockman

Date: 1981-02-18

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 160, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Senator Dole to Sherman County Health Department officials

Date: 1985-06-25

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 160, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Statement of Senator Dole, Subcommittee on Nutrition hearing on reauthorization of WIC

Date: 1985-06-17

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 160, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: WIC: A Success Story

Date: 1983

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 161, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Joe Biden’s “Dear Colleague” letter on protecting WIC funds

Date: 1985-05-13

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 161, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Chris Bolton from the State of Kansas WIC Program

Date: 1981-09-04

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 164, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo to Senator Dole re: WIC Funding Situation for FY 1982

Date: 1981-08-20

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 164, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo to Dole re: Annual Chafee/DeConcini WIC appropriations letter

Date: 1992-06-17

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 341, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bill: S. 1556 - To protect WIC

Date: 1991-07-08

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 549, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Talking points for WIC speech

Date: 1984-02-08

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 593, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter correspondence between Senator Dole and Jane Flynn

Date: 1990

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 138, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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