Gardner: “Don’t Shutdown the Government, Fund CHIP and Keep the Government Open”

Washington D.C. —Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to keep the government open and fully fund CHIP for six years:


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The continuing resolution that passed the House reauthorizes CHIP funding for six years, the longest extension of CHIP since it was created. CHIP funding was set to run out for many states last month but Congress passed a short term three-month extension. Passing this government spending bill finally provides CHIP the funding and certainty that Senator Gardner has been fighting for in Congress.




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy


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