LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today urged his colleagues in Congress to focus their legislative priorities on essential programs and services that have expired or are set to expire before the end of the year. During his speech, Senator King highlighted the misguided decision to force through tax reform based on an arbitrary deadline instead of addressing funding for some of the nation’s most pressing issues. Essential programs and services ranging from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to FEMA Disaster Relief have gone unfunded or have not been reauthorized this fall, with many more programs in jeopardy if they are not addressed by the end of 2017.
“I want to talk about deadlines missed, and deadlines that don’t exist…,” Senator King said.
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