Friday, January 25, 2008

Boyda votes to override President's SCHIP veto- again

News from Wednesday (from the Wichita Eagle):

President Bush reportedly was “pleased” that Congress failed Wednesday to override his veto of an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. No doubt the estimated 4 million children the legislation could have helped aren’t as happy.

The bill, which Bush called “misguided,” has broad support in both chambers and has the bipartisan backing of state governors. And as Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has noted, most of the criticisms of the bill are phony, including Bush’s current line that SCHIP pushes people out of the private insurance market.

Nonetheless, the House failed again to override Bush’s veto, this time by 15 votes. Reps. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, and Dennis Moore, D-Lenexa, voted to override. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, voted not to override. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, didn’t vote.

All of us agree Congress has to continue working to override the President's irresasonible veto of SCHIP, and we'd like to thank Senator Pat Roberts, Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Congressman Dennis Moore for their vote.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i want them to keep doing this over and over and over until the Republicans either look even more evil than they do now or they buckle under the strain of it all.

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