The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today approved the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act (S. 1557), legislation that would reauthorize the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program through fiscal year 2018. The program provides funding to freestanding children's hospitals for direct and indirect expenses associated with operating their medical residency programs. A House-passed version of the bill (H.R. 297) would reauthorize the program through FY 2017. The AHA supports reauthorization of the CHGME program.