Jan 20, 2018 | Press Releases

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement after the Senate failed to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and continued funding for the federal government.

“This shutdown belongs to the Democrats. They own it. There was a clear option tonight: prioritize American children and the safety of our nation or shut down the government to try and give amnesty to illegal immigrants. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats chose the latter. I remain in Washington D.C., where I am working with my colleagues to secure a long-term reauthorization of CHIP and continued funding for our military.”

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