Hoeven Supports Legislation to Fund Government, Make Sure Military Gets Paid, Provide Long-Term Reauthorization for Children's Health Insurance

WASHINGTON –Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting for a continuing resolution to keep the government operating and make sure the military gets paid. The legislation provides a long-term, six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure that states, including those running out of funding in January, can continue to provide children with health care. The bill also suspends the Obamacare medical device tax and the health insurance tax (HIT). 

“I voted for legislation to fund the government and prevent a shutdown. The funding measure would have kept government operating, provided funding for our military and ensured our service members get paid. The legislation included important bipartisan provisions, such as a reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program for a full six years and suspensions of Obamacare’s medical device and health insurance taxes. This legislation would have prevented a shutdown. Unfortunately, Democrats blocked passage of the bill and forced a government shutdown because they want DACA added with no meaningful border security.”