WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to fund the government and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP):
“I am pleased that we are moving forward. Passage of this bill means the government should be reopening very quickly after this completely unnecessary shutdown.
There was no reason for Senator Schumer to withhold funding for military readiness, border security, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and more while demanding an immediate solution to the issue facing DACA recipients.
Let’s return to working in good faith to address the issues facing the American people, including a legislative solution that provides comprehensive immigration reform while securing our border.”