Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to End Government Shutdown and Extend Funding for Children's Health Insurance Program
Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution on Monday to end the government shutdown and fund the federal government at the fiscal year 2017 levels through Feb. 8. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law. The continuing resolution includes a six-year reauthorization of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The measure does not, however, include a renewal of funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program or other expired health care programs, such as the Community Health Center Program, Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), and Family to Family Information Centers. AMCHP will continue to advocate for swift passage of renewed funding for these critical programs.