Durbin, Quigley, Schakowsky Discuss Impact of Potential Government Shutdown for SNAP Recipients

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—September 29, 2015 – With the prospect of another federal government shutdown still a possibility, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09) held a news conference today to discuss the impact a shutdown would have on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Without Congressional action, the government will shut down on October 1, jeopardizing SNAP benefits for 46.5 million Americans, including two million people in Illinois. During the 2013 shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was able to use funds . . .

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