Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tell Congress To Override the Bush Veto on SCHIP

This morning, President Bush vetoed legislation to renew the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which would provide health care coverage for more than 10 million children. The Associated Press reported he did so “behind closed doors without any fanfare or news coverage.”

Click here to tell the House to override the Bush veto.

It’s no wonder he wanted to keep his veto quiet—he must know it wasn’t the right thing to do.

The president ignored the 4 million more children who would gain health care coverage under the reauthorization bill—joining the 6.6 million already enrolled.

He refused to listen to many leading Republican lawmakers who joined nearly every Democrat in the House and Senate in voting to reauthorize the program.

Bush disregarded the 81 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of independents and 61 percent of Republicans who told an ABC News-Washington Post poll they support the $35 billion increase in the bill so more children get health coverage.

But he won’t be able to ignore a congressional override of his unhealthy veto.

Click here to tell the House to stand up to Bush and vote to override his veto:

In solidarity,

Working Families e-Activist Network

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