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house Bill H. Joint Res. 123

Funding the Gov’t For Two Weeks & Making Temporary CHIP Funding Available

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Congress needs to pass this bill to prevent a government shutdown while lawmakers negotiate a longer term spending deal. Even a partial government shutdown should be avoided.

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12/06/2017
If this does not pass, I do not get to train with my National Guard unit this month. Selfish reasons and I know it’s kicking the can down the street, but as a teacher in a single income family, that paycheck for training (and the training itself) is vital.
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kmburris's Opinion
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12/07/2017
I’m reluctantly supporting this bill because these are crucial funds for low-income children. But, really these kids should not be pawns used in a political budget debate.
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Gigette's Opinion
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12/06/2017
Only because chip is attached. It's nonsense that our government won't extend chip regardless of shutdown.
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Congress must stop relying on short-term spending deals to buy itself more time to do what already should have been done, even if it means a government shutdown.

Donna's Opinion
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12/06/2017
Congress needs to stop holding the citizens of this country hostage with their constant threats of a government shutdown. If this bill passes, it does not solve the problem - even for the needy recipients of healthcare through the CHIP program. Kick the can down the road for two weeks. Then, in two weeks, kick it again. I am tired of the irresponsible attitude of our elected officials. DO YOUR FREAKING JOBS AND FUND THE GOVERNMENT. STOP HOLDING US HOSTAGE because you are more interested in winning some mythical battle than you are serving your constituents. You are a disgrace to the term public servant.
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Erin's Opinion
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12/07/2017
If Republicans can't fund the government that they are in COMPLETE control of right now, Democrats shouldn't bail them out just to get a temporary reprieve for CHIP. At minimum, protect Dreamers, fully authorize CHIP, and stabilize ACA. If Republicans in Congress can bend over backwards and screw the middle class to give tax cuts for billionaires, doing what is right shouldn't be too hard.
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Frank's Opinion
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12/07/2017
Not fair this should be two separate bills yes for chip no for keeping government afloat
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What is House Bill H. Joint Res. 123?

This resolution would provide funding for the federal government at current levels through December 22, 2017 and prevent a partial government shutdown at midnight on December 8, 2017. It would also create a special rule allowing Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding from the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 (10/1/17 - 12/31/17) to be redistributed to states, commonwealths, and territories experiencing an emergency shortfall on a prorated basis.

As a joint resolution, this legislation would have to be passed by both chambers of Congress before going to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

Impact

The federal government.

Cost of House Bill H. Joint Res. 123

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-DepthHouse Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) introduced this continuing resolution to extend government funding by two weeks:

“Continuing funding for federal operations is critical to our nation’s stability, our economy, and for the well-being of the American people. It is a necessary step to ensure the programs and services that all Americans rely on are maintained and available to all. It is absolutely vital that all 12 of the regular Appropriations bills be negotiated and signed into law. This CR will allow for additional time for a deal to be reached on top-line spending levels for this fiscal year. Once this agreement is made, my Committee will rapidly go to work with the Senate to complete the final legislation.”


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Official Title

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.

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  • EnactedDecember 8th, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 81 Yea / 14 Nay
  • The house Passed December 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 234 Yea / 193 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedDecember 4th, 2017

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    If this does not pass, I do not get to train with my National Guard unit this month. Selfish reasons and I know it’s kicking the can down the street, but as a teacher in a single income family, that paycheck for training (and the training itself) is vital.
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    Congress needs to stop holding the citizens of this country hostage with their constant threats of a government shutdown. If this bill passes, it does not solve the problem - even for the needy recipients of healthcare through the CHIP program. Kick the can down the road for two weeks. Then, in two weeks, kick it again. I am tired of the irresponsible attitude of our elected officials. DO YOUR FREAKING JOBS AND FUND THE GOVERNMENT. STOP HOLDING US HOSTAGE because you are more interested in winning some mythical battle than you are serving your constituents. You are a disgrace to the term public servant.
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    Can we just just shut down the Executive Branch for a while?
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    If Republicans can't fund the government that they are in COMPLETE control of right now, Democrats shouldn't bail them out just to get a temporary reprieve for CHIP. At minimum, protect Dreamers, fully authorize CHIP, and stabilize ACA. If Republicans in Congress can bend over backwards and screw the middle class to give tax cuts for billionaires, doing what is right shouldn't be too hard.
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    Not fair this should be two separate bills yes for chip no for keeping government afloat
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    I’m reluctantly supporting this bill because these are crucial funds for low-income children. But, really these kids should not be pawns used in a political budget debate.
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    Only because chip is attached. It's nonsense that our government won't extend chip regardless of shutdown.
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    Shame on Congress for using children in need as pawns.
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    Do your job, meet your deadlines like the rest of us.
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    Congress needs to grow up and pass a budget instead of more continuing resolutions.
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    You don’t get a free ticket to screw the middle class. Take care of the dreamers and I’d support the funding.
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    Stop ruining this country.
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    Children need health care, this bill was never part of the ACA, and has been bipartisan since the 80s.
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    Better idea! Stop paying Congress until they come up with a full years budget!
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    I can’t believe these two issues are in one bill.
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    Why can’t chip be permanent
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    I am getting really sick of a Congress that can do nothing but pass short-term measures. DO YOUR JOBS! Funding the government and reauthorizing CHIP are essential. Do it and stop passing something that works for a few weeks or months only to do the same thing when the deadline arrives again. I’d have been fired for doing it. Y’all should be too.
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    I think it's ridiculous that Trump is blaming the potential shut down on Democrats since they want to see funding for deportation relief for Dreamers and somehow that funding is equivalent to allowing violent criminals free reign of our country. This makes no sense. I cannot encourage the passing of legislation when it somehow supports the spreading of Trump's lies and misinformation. I know it is imperative for our government to not go into a shut down because it will effect so many, but a clear line has to be drawn.
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    Stop with the Band-aid fixes and come up with real solutions. We need to fund the government and not add to the debt, so why are we doing a tax cut?!?
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    CHIP needs to be preserved. It is unconscionable that this Tax "reform" sucks the revenue out with a 15% cut in corporate taxes, special deductions for @#$% private planes and other KNOB HILL NONSENSE at the expense of basic healthcare for low-income children.
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