WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of a package to reauthorize CHIP for five years and provide much needed funding for community health centers:
"Our nation has a history of helping and caring for the most vulnerable in our society and today’s legislation is no exception. In 2015, more than 8.4 million children across the country received their health insurance through a CHIP program and in Texas alone it helps more than 400,000 children. I proudly joined my colleagues in reauthorizing the CHIP program and ensuring community health centers across the country receive the funding they need to continue to serve our communities. This package will provide critical care to those who need it most without adding to our federal deficit. While I wish my friends on the other side of the aisle would’ve worked with us to get this done before the authorization expired, I am pleased that we responsibly acted before any of the funds for these programs were in jeopardy for running out."
To learn more about H.R. 3922, Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director