CHIP funding part of bipartisan deal reached to reopen government

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal to end a three-day-old federal government shutdown, according to The New York Times.

As part of the deal, the Senate voted 81-18 Monday to advance a spending bill that would reopen the government, according to the report. The spending bill would fund the government through Feb. 8 and includes six years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. It also includes a temporary delay in implementing the ACA's medical device tax, Cadillac tax and health insurance tax, according to a separate NYT report.

In exchange for Senate Democrats' "yes" votes Monday, the Senate GOP agreed to address the status of Dreamers, young, undocumented immigrants who have lived in America since they were children, according to the publication.

The NYT reported the House subsequently passed the Senate-backed measure, meaning President Donald Trump could sign the bill and end the shutdown.  


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