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House GOP Delays CHIP Floor Vote To Negotiate Offsets With Democrats

October 10, 2017
House Republicans are briefly delaying the floor vote on CHIP legislation to negotiate offsets with Democrats, according to a statement by House Energy & Commerce Chair Greg Walden (R-OR). The move is likely designed to strengthen House Republicans' hand with the Senate, a provider lobbyist said. Last week, the two parties spent hours at a House markup fighting over how to pay for funding the Children's Health Insurance Program another five years. “If we are unable to reach a deal...

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