WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Representatives Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement calling on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to reopen the government:

“We proudly cast a vote to do right by West Virginians—to keep the government open, to fund our nation’s military, and to reauthorize CHIP for six years. Sadly, Senate Democrats chose to play politics instead of work with us to get to the 60 votes needed in the Senate to prevent a shutdown. Senator Schumer, you are putting your political agenda ahead of what’s best for West Virginia. We have 21,391 children who rely on CHIP, and they’re waiting for you to help protect their health insurance. It’s time for you to set aside partisanship and work on the issues immediately before us so we can reopen the government, pay our troops, and pass a long-term CHIP reauthorization.” 

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