MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A critical drafting of the Children's Health Insurance Program gained House approval Friday and now awaits a Senate decision. Federal funding for the nationwide program, commonly referred to as CHIP, stopped Oct. 1 and now lawmakers and representatives are reacting in both opposition and approval due to the proposed cuts, or improvements the new bill proposes.
Representatives of the Yellowhammer State, as well as organizations, have spoken out on the new House ruling:
Rep. Terri Sewell:
Rep. Mike Rogers:
ARISE Citizen's Policy Project: