16 member organizations of the Children’s Budget Coalition sent this letter to Congressional leaders urging lawmakers to pass a short-term funding Continuing Resolution to prevent a government shutdown and provide certainty of services for children.

Over the 16 days in 2013, when the government was shutdown, programs and services were compromised and our economy lost $24 billion, causing real world impact on children.  These damaging effects are set to play out again if Congress does not reach some agreement to continue government funding.