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Young Votes to Reopen Federal Government

Extends Funding for CHIP and American Military

Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young supported a Continuing Resolution (CR) to reopen the federal government.

“Today, Congress fulfilled its duty to resume funding the federal government,” said Congressman Young. “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer played politics with responsible governing by leading the charge to shut down the government. This was an avoidable crisis he championed and downright irresponsible.  While shutting down the government was absolutely unnecessary in order to continue the ongoing immigration reform discussions or determine a long-term spending fix, as the Democrats insisted, I am glad to see a compromise was reached. This CR will extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next 6 years and ensure that our service members are properly paid – this is crucial for Alaskans and the country.”

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