President Grantham’s Statement on CHP+ Funding

Denver – The Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly today unanimously approved $9.6 million to extend CHP+ funding through the end of February 2018. This funding is contingent on the recent spending bill passed through the U.S. House of Representatives either failing in the U.S. Senate or being vetoed by President Trump, as it contains funding for the CHIP program through March of 2018.

Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R – Cañon City) made the following statement in response:

“We’re not waiting around for the federal government to act. Whether or not they decide to approve CHIP program funding, we have taken steps today to ensure that our children and expectant mothers are cared for. I applaud the Joint Budget Committee’s bipartisan and unanimous vote today, and while I hope the federal government will secure a long-term solution to this issue, the Colorado General Assembly will be ready to act if they do not.”

Note: “CHIP” is the name of the federal program, while “CHP+” is the name of Colorado’s administration of that program.

Please direct any media inquiries to Sean Paige at 719-337-0355.

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