Speaker Ryan Statement on CHIP Funding Extension | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the House passed the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act, which includes a five-year funding extension for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP):

“Caring for children in need goes beyond party lines—it’s unfortunate House Democrats didn’t see it this way today. Under this bill, children who, through no fault of their own, don’t have health insurance and are eligible will continue to benefit from CHIP coverage. This five-year extension is done in a responsible and common-sense manner that keeps our fiscal promises and fulfills our moral responsibilities. I’m proud of the conservative solutions that are prioritized in this bill, and I look forward to the Senate following suit and getting this done. The most vulnerable depend on it.”