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Statement on Reopening of the Federal Government

October 16, 2013

The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association:

Washington, DC – “We are encouraged by today’s announcement that a bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and lift the debt limit has been reached. However, as our elected officials continue to grapple with negotiating a long-term Federal budget, it is imperative they double down on our national commitment to America’s most vulnerable children and families. We look forward to working with Congress to adopt a responsible, forward looking fiscal policy that stops the damage being done by sequestration and enables programs like Head Start to provide the highest quality early learning opportunities to our poorest children.”

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