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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) urged Gov. John Bel Edwards today to rally support among his fellow Democratic governors and leaders for the continuing resolution that includes six years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

“The Democrats are threatening to shut down government at the expense of a program that ensures more than 120,000 children in Louisiana receive basic medical care.  This is petty politics that is pitting long-term health insurance for kids against a silly political squabble,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Gov. Edwards and I agree on the importance of CHIP, and I urge him to make the case to his fellow Democrats.”