Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Rep. Roskam votes to keep the government funded through March 2018

Dec 21, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) voted in favor of the continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government through March, 2018. Included in the resolution is funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); extended funding for community health centers for the first and second quarters; and a $2.1 billion appropriation for the Veterans Choice Program.

“We have a responsibility to the American people to keep the government funded and maintain critical services to our most vulnerable citizens. Our children, our veterans and our communities will receive the funding they need to continue serving those in need. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the coming months on a long-term budget proposal for FY2018,” said Rep. Roskam.

Earlier this year, Rep. Roskam voted to reauthorize CHIP funding through 2022. Though the bill failed to pass the Senate, Roskam has committed to working with his colleagues in Congress towards a long-term solution for CHIP.

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