Thursday, October 25, 2007
Walberg Votes No On SCHIP Again, and Again, and...
I feel like I've written this post before, somehow...
Today, the House voted on the latest incarnation of the SCHIP reauthorization, which was re-worked to address concerns of people like Tim Walberg over illegal immigrants, adults, and higher-income families receiving coverage.
The latest version passed, with a vote of 265 to 142. That's not a veto-proof two-thirds, but it's pretty close.
Congressman Tim Walberg voted No, apparently unsatisfied with the changes.
The next step, if this version is vetoed (which it probably will be) would be a continuing resolution to fund SCHIP at current levels for another month or so. Otherwise, the program loses all funding after October 31st.
this new schip bill did not address the concerns of those who opposed the last version. it still raises the income level from 200 to 300% of poverty and still puts an additional 61 cent tax per pack on cigarettes to fund it.
Tim Walberg did not vote against SCHIP because of the reasons stated by anonymous - he voted against SCHIP because he is a tool for the Bush Administration, as well as the Club for Growth.
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