In one of the final acts of 2017, the Senate approved a short-term spending measure Thursday night to keep federal agencies operating through January 19, 2018, avoiding a government shutdown ahead of a December 22 deadline.
Along with funding the government for nearly a month, the bill also extends funding for CHIP through March 2018. The Senate's vote comes hours after the House also approved the deal.
States can’t rely on limited patchwork funding, and families shouldn't have to worry that their children will be unprotected month to month.
Please contact your Senators and Representative and urge them to adopt a long-term solution and re-authorize CHIP funding for five years.