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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

Congressman Tom Garrett Statement on CHIP and Community Health Center Funding Extension

November 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 3, 2017)—Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and extend funding for community health centers:

“Governor McAuliffe and all 171 Congressional Democrats who voted against this bill should know, today, I voted to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years. I and shocked that 171 Democrats voted against this important safety net that provides lower-come children access to high quality health care, and continues funding for our very successful and cost-effective community health centers.”

“Extending funding for our community health centers is especially importation in the Fifth District. Ensuring access to healthcare in rural and underserved communities is a priority. I am pleased to know that these community health centers will remain open across the Fifth District and around Virginia.”