STATEMENT: Share Our Strength's Jason Gromley Responds to Temporary Agreement to Avert a Government Shutdown

“This is an important, albeit temporary victory for families,” said Gromley. “Families deserve stability, not chaos and confusion because of Washington infighting.” 

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WASHINGTON, DC — Over the weekend, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution that averted a painful government shutdown. This stopgap spending bill funds the government until November 17 while Congress negotiates a longer-term bill. The following is a statement from Jason Gromley, Senior Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for Share Our Strength and its No Kid Hungry campaign.
“We’re relieved Congress came to an agreement to avoid catastrophe by passing a short-term resolution that will keep the lights on for the next 45 days. But this is a temporary victory. The clock has been reset but it’s still ticking for lawmakers to ensure critical government assistance programs like SNAP and WIC aren’t put in jeopardy.
“No family should have to choose between buying food or paying a medical bill. Or feeding their kids and keeping the lights on at home. But those are the types of difficult tradeoffs triggered for families in the face of a government shutdown. 
“We urge Congressional leaders to find a bipartisan path forward to fund the government and avoid risking another shutdown in November. Families deserve stability, not chaos and confusion because of Washington infighting.”


About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But millions of kids in the United States live with hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.