U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, talks with the media during the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Lookahead Friday, Jan. 5, in Charleston. Sen. Capito was in Charleston to visit two business sites and stopped by the annual media event between stops.
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By Taylor Struck
CHARLESTON – The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, will be funded, promised U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito on Friday during a stop at the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Lookahead in Charleston.
Capito, R-W.Va., said she wishes the Senate would have funded the program when the House approved it, instead of passing short-term funding for just a few weeks at a time. She said the program was critical to her and said she guarantees it will be reauthorized and funded.