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Newhouse Statement on Vote to Reopen Federal Government

January 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to approve the passage of a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through February 8th, 2018:

“Approving this Continuing Resolution reopens the federal government and allows our men and women in uniform to receive their paychecks on time,” said Rep. Newhouse. “This legislation fully funds the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)—which provides health care to more than 60,000 children in Washington state—for six years, the longest reauthorization in CHIP’s history. The fruitless attempt to shut down the government failed to make progress on a negotiated solution for DACA, and I worry it may have in fact harmed progress. Now that Democrats have joined Republicans to fund the federal government, Congress can get back to negotiating and garnering support for a legislative solution, requested by the President, which gives certainty to DACA beneficiaries and provides border security.”