In a telephone press conference Wednesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown urged Senate and House Republican leaders to act on the bill to extend funding for the Children’s Health insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. In Ohio, the program is known as Healthy Start.
Brown sponsored a bill which passed the Senate Finance Committee in October with bipartisan support.
“CHIP has passed with bipartisan support for 20 years, but now (Sen. Mitch) McConnell, Senate Majority leader, and (Speaker of the House Paul) Ryan won’t move the bill forward.
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