Sessions Votes to Keep the Government Open and Fund CHIP

I released the following statement in response to the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 16, 2018:
Short term funding solutions cripple our military and create uncertainty in all areas of government. However, unlike the Democrats, I am not willing to shut down our government and further imperil our nation’s men and women in uniform while there remains the possibility of a long term funding deal.
While I don’t agree with the approach, this package includes an important provision that reauthorizes the CHIP program for six years and delays onerous Obamacare taxes including the Cadillac tax. CHIP Programs across the country are in dire need of reauthorization because funding is running dry.  However, Democrats have blocked our attempts to fund CHIP time and time again. Enough is enough. I sincerely hope the Democrats in the Senate stop playing politics with our troops and children's healthcare and do the right thing.


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