This week preventing a strike of railway workers is demanding the attention of Congress but rest assured legislators have not lost sight of the December 16th deadline for the budget. Will there be an end of the year omnibus bill that sets the budget? Will be robust and include child health priorities such as mental health, permanent CHIP or continuous eligibility? Or will it be a bit skinny and just do the minimum to pass or will they “punt” and simply do a continuing resolution until 2023 so the new Congress can determine the budget? Raise your voices to your members of Congress to let them know what is most important to you: budget package now inclusive of additional child health funding (and maybe F2F funding?) or punt to next year.