The frustration over the CHIP reauthorization pay-for fight could be a rehearsal for the coming fight over tax-reform pay-fors. (Photo: Shutterstock)

House Democrats asked Thursday why they have to find spending cuts and revenue sources to pay for reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program when House Republicans are not yet requiring “pay fors” for their tax reform effort.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., blasted House Republican leaders of budget discipline hypocrisy at a House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting. The committee was getting ready to polish and vote on H.R. 3921, the House Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization bill. Authorization for CHIP expired Sept. 30.

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