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The USBC e-Newsletter, Staying Abreast, is published in a weekly news brief format, called the Weekly Wednesday Wire (WWW). Past issues are archived below.

Please note: Inclusion of an item in this e-newsletter does NOT imply endorsement or support of such item by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, unless specifically noted.

The WWW goes on hiatus nine times a year: the weeks of the Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's holidays, the weeks before the Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day holidays, and the weeks of the USBC membership meetings held in late January and early August.

Weekly Wednesday Wire: October 18, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: October 18, 2017

Federal News
Disaster Preparedness Webinar for Primary Care Providers, from CDC
Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, October 26, from 2-3 p.m. E.T. for a webinar entitled, "Primary Care Providers' Role in Supporting Children, Families, and Professional Self-Care Following

Weekly Wednesday Wire: October 11, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: October 11, 2017

Federal News
Update on CHAMPION Act, from Congress
On October 4, both House and Senate committees passed measures that would reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years, extending coverage for millions of low income children. As reported last week, another bill that wou

Weekly Wednesday Wire: October 4, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: October 4, 2017

Federal News
Health Program Reauthorization Bills Threaten PPHF Offsets, from Congress
On October 2 the House Energy & Commerce Committee released several draft bills to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and extend other health programs. One draft bill to extend funding for