January 23, 2018 Healthcare, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller released the following statement on Congress passing funding reauthorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next six years:“I am relieved Congress has finally reauthorized this critical program after months of uncertainty for the Pennsylvania families who access health care for their children through CHIP,Governor Wolf said. “I am thankful to those in Congress who have made CHIP reauthorization a priority.“CHIP provides high-quality health insurance for over 180,000 children across the commonwealth. For 25 years, CHIP has been widely supported across party lines, and I am proud we have secured the funding to celebrate CHIP’s 30th anniversary in 2022.”“At the Department of Human Services, we were just days away from sending notices to families letting them know their CHIP coverage was being terminated,” Acting Secretary Miller said. “I am so pleased these children will continue to have access to high-quality health insurance and the opportunities to thrive and succeed that they deserve.” Wolf Administration Issues Statement on CHIP Reauthorization SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The nation’s soybean producers, through the American Soybean Association (ASA), served an array of soy-based foods to about 200 members of Congress, government officials and industry representatives at the Eighth Annual Congressional Soyfoods Lunch that was held on Wednesday, March 17, on Capitol Hill.The luncheon has become an annual forum for ASA and its sponsoring partners to showcase soy-based food products, and to demonstrate the importance and benefits of soyfoods to sound human nutrition. In addition to Members of Congress and key Executive Branch representatives, ASA Board members, state farmer-leaders and media attend.”ASA’s Congressional Soyfoods Lunch is a unique occasion for the U.S. soybean industry to provide Members of Congress and other government officials with the chance to taste the ever-expanding selection of soyfoods available today,” said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean producer from Sidney, Ohio. “The health benefits of soy are becoming more widely-known, and this event gives ASA an opportunity to showcase these benefits for policymakers and their staff.”The 2010 Congressional Soyfoods Lunch menu included: Thai Beef Salad, Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetable Pasta, Sautéed Broccoli in Garlic Sauce, Edamame Risotto, and Tropicana Garden Salad. Dessert featured Chocolate Pudding Pies, Soy Toffee Bars and SOYJOY.Partnering with ASA for the Eighth Annual Congressional Soyfoods Lunch on Capitol Hill were sponsors Archer Daniels Midland Company, Monsanto, Solae, The Soyfoods Council and SOYJOY.Nutritionists point out that soy can complement or fortify balanced diets, rather than compete with products that are already consumed. Soy foods have become an important staple in U.S. federal nutrition programs, such as the school lunch program, where the addition of soy can benefit existing menus.