Smucker Statement on House Passage of the Championing Healthy Kids Act
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan Championing Healthy Kids Act:
“In September, I joined my colleagues from Pennsylvania in writing to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging a bipartisan agreement to bring Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) extension legislation to the floor. This critical program provides affordable, comprehensive health care coverage to more than 176,000 children in Pennsylvania. I am glad both sides could come together to provide certainty and security for children and parents with a five-year extension of CHIP.
“Additionally, this bipartisan bill extends Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) funding for two years and provides over $1 billion for the Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I am proud to support this legislation that shows Republicans and Democrats can find common ground to improve the lives of the people we represent.”
Background information on the Championing Healthy Kids Act can be found here.