Walorski Meets Notre Dame Grad, Professional Basketball Player, Ruth Riley

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Riley Testified Before Walorski’s Nutrition Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), chairwoman of the Nutrition Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, today met with former University of Notre Dame basketball player Ruth Riley before Riley testified before Walorski’s subcommittee hearing, “Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Breaking the Cycle”.

Riley played for the University of Notre Dame and was a member of the 2001 National Championship Women’s Team, won an WNBA Championship with the Detroit Shock, and also won a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team. She has used her platform as a professional basketball player to serve as an ambassador for Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization committed to ending childhood hunger, as part of their No Kid Hungry campaign. Riley used her personal history as a child raised in a single-parent household that relied on food stamps and free-and-reduced lunches and community service experience to testify at the hearing.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.

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