Rep. Taylor Responds to Gov. McAuliffe on CHIP Reauthorization
As the Governor should know, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up and reported out to the full House, HR 3921, the Healthy Kids Act (aka CHIP Reauthorization) on October 4, 2017. It is completely disingenuous to insinuate that I or any other member of the Virginia congressional delegation are ignoring reauthorization of this important program or do not understand the timeline involved with state funding. In fact, the present delay is a result of a request by the minority party (Democrats) to further negotiations on offsets. It is our intention that this be a bipartisan bill. Scaring families via press release is not helpful.