Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06), Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05), Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), and Congressman James Comer (KY-01) issued the following joint statement:

“Last night, the House of Representatives voted to keep the government open and to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.  While there is nothing in this legislation that Senate Democrats oppose, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is nonetheless working to defeat the bill because it does not include a reauthorization of an unrelated program that does not expire until March.  On behalf of our American troops and the more than 90,000 Kentucky children that depend on the Children’s Health Insurance Program, we urge the Senate to pass the House-approved funding bill to keep the government open, to strengthen national defense and to support children and families in need while we continue to negotiate immigration reforms and border security.”