Statement from Governor Sandoval on Chip Re-Authorization


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - January 19, 2018

Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement urging the United States Senate to pass the CHIP re-authorization measure that was approved by the House of Representatives last night. The Governor also expressed his continued support for the DACA program.

“There are more than 40,000 low-income families desperately waiting for CHIP re-authorization to ensure access to healthcare. This includes children who are receiving life-saving cancer treatments, preventative care, and other critical healthcare services. As I have said before, Nevada’s ability to provide CHIP to these children is coming to a preventable end because of the elimination of federal funding. These families cannot wait and I urge the Senate to pass the measure in front of them today to provide certainty for our children’s healthcare.

I am a strong supporter of preserving the protections afforded by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and I encourage Congress to continue working to negotiate a solution that extends these protections. However, as we approach a government shutdown and a potential shutdown of the CHIP program, I firmly believe pitting one group of children in need against another group of children in need doesn’t serve either.”


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