Tipton Votes for Continuing Resolution to Extend Funding for Community Health Centers
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted for the Continuing Resolution (CR), to keep the government funded through March 23, 2018. The CR would also extend funding for Community Health Centers for two years through the Community Health Center Fund. It passed with a vote of 245-182 and will head to the Senate next.
Funding for Community Health Centers expired on September 30, 2017. Congressman Tipton recently joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker Ryan, asking that he include funding for Community Health Centers in the next piece of legislation sent to President Trump.
“Community Health Centers are vital to ensuring that families throughout Colorado and the United States have access to quality healthcare,” said Tipton. “In Colorado’s Third Congressional district, Community Health Centers play a critical role in caring for thousands of families, veterans, and folks battling addiction. I was proud to support our Community Health Centers and I hope to see my colleagues in the Senate do the same later this week.”
Last November, Tipton voted in favor of the Championing Healthy Kids Act, which would have extended funding for community health centers for two years through the Community Health Center Fund. The bill passed the House of Representatives but stalled in the Senate.
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