Rokita Statement On End Of Schumer Shutdown


 Congressman Todd Rokita released the following statement after the House voted to re-open the government. Audio of the statement can be found here.

“Despite House Republicans doing our job and voting to keep the government open, Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government,” said Congressman Todd Rokita. “They decided to put amnesty for illegal immigrants over keeping the government open, supporting the military and protecting vulnerable children’s healthcare.”

Rokita Continued: “Fortunately, Republicans and President Trump stood strong against this partisan hostage-taking and not only did we re-open our government, but we will provide vital funding to the 114,000 Hoosier children on CHIP and help the more than 20,000 Hoosiers who work in the medical device field.”

H.R. 195 passed the House today.  It funded the government through February 8, 2018, reauthorized funding for CHIP for 6 years, and delayed multiple harmful Obamacare taxes, including a two-year delay of the Cadillac tax and medical device tax, and a one-year delay of the tax on health insurance plans.