The House Energy and Commerce Committee said it will consider a bill to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program next week.

Congress is expected to miss the Sept. 30 deadline to reauthorize the bipartisan program. However, a congressional advisory board predicts states won't run out of CHIP funds until December at the earliest.

The markup has not been scheduled, and the committee has not said what measures would be included in the funding bill.

"CHIP, now in its 20th year, has always been bipartisan, and we hope this extension will be no different," said Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore.

A Senate bill would reauthorize CHIP through 2022 and cut some of the extra funding Obamacare gave to the program starting in 2021.

CHIP gives states block grants to provide health insurance to low-income children.