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Call to Action! Save Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Funding.

Jan 14, 2018 07:35AM ● By Editor
Community Members,
As if this moment, funding for Community Health Centers are NOT included in the Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded after next Friday!

Please call, email, or tweet your Members of Congress and say: "CHC funding MUST be included as part of this week’s Continuing Resolution. There is no room for additional delay.”

If unable to find an email address if you have one let me know! 

Background information from Rita PLourde, CEO Sawtooth Mountain Clinic:
There is a small window to influence what will ultimately be included in the next Continuing Resolution (CR) – which needs to be passed by 
next Friday to avoid a government shutdown.

Please review the below bullets and begin outreach to your target Member(s) of Congress IMMEDIATELY. We will keep you apprised of developments throughout the day and in return, we ask that you all begin contacting offices immediately and share any information you receive in the course of your outreach.
  • This morning, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) announced that he is aiming to bring a six-year authorization of CHIP to the House floor for a vote next week.
  • As of this moment, our own contacts and press reports have confirmed that this extension would NOT include funding for Community Health Centers or any of the other “extender” policies. If a CHIP extension is passed next week without CHC funding and other extenders attached, it is very difficult to envision how the cliff is resolved in the near future.
  • This situation is extremely fluid, and decisions are still being made about what will be included in a larger package next week and what will not.
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