Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to end their filibuster threat and allow a vote on the funding bill passed by the House last night.
The following statement was made by U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (IL-13), John Shimkus (IL-15), Peter Roskam (IL-06), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Darin LaHood (IL-18):
"Yesterday, we voted for a bill to fund and keep open the government, fund our military, and fully fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. Now, Senators Durbin and Duckworth must do their job. Conversations are ongoing to find a solution for DACA before the March deadline, but government funding and CHIP deadlines are now. Delaying the continuing resolution only delays negotiations on a DACA fix. Our Senators should end their filibuster threat and instead, allow a vote to ensure our troops are paid and certainty is given to the 325,990 children who rely on CHIP in Illinois."