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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today after voting for the three-week federal government funding bill, which includes the long-term reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP):

“This type of bi-partisan bickering is a disservice to the American people.  While I am happy that my Democratic colleagues have finally agreed to stop taking the federal government hostage, I’m left wondering how we got there in the first place,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “I have always said that there better be an emergency to shut down government.  I am still waiting on someone to tell me what that emergency was.  Hopefully, we can use this opportunity in the coming days to address the numerous immigration problems facing our country, including border security, the diversity visa lottery and DACA.”