Chairman Crowley Statement on Republicans Playing Political Games with Children's Health

November 3, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –  House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the House vote on the Children’s Health Insurance Program:

“Millions of children and their families are desperately waiting for congressional Republicans to abandon their political games and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program. CHIP is a life-saving initiative that ensures sick children receive care - regardless of their income. Instead of simply extending CHIP, which has repeatedly received bipartisan support over the last two decades, Republicans tacked on a number of provisions that would strip health coverage from thousands of vulnerable Americans. My Democratic colleagues and I will not be forced to choose between Americans who have fallen on hard times and children. We believe all Americans have the right to have access to quality and affordable health care.”