ICYMI: Roby Joins House Republican Colleagues in Support of CHIP Funding
In Case You Missed It: On Wednesday evening, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) joined her fellow House Republicans at a press conference to shed light on the games congressional Democrats are playing with funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
“Many of the families I represent in Alabama depend on CHIP funding to make sure their children have access to health care, and I know there are many, many others across the country who would suffer tremendously if CHIP funding were to expire,” Representative Roby said. “I’ve also been hearing directly from the Governor of my state and many State Representatives who are working diligently to craft a budget on the state level, and they are depending on Congress to get this done. That’s why it is incredibly disheartening that some Democrats are playing party politics with children’s health insurance. This, of all times, is not a time for games. It’s a time for action.”
Today the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 195, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, which includes a six-year extension of CHIP funding.