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WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is a statement from Greg Tarpinian, Executive Director of Change to Win, on the House's failure to override President Bush's veto of SCHIP.

"Change to Win applauds the efforts of the Congressional Democrats and some courageous Republicans to override President Bush's veto of legislation that would provide health care to children whose parents cannot afford it.

"In failing to approve SCHIP, President Bush and his Republican allies in Congress have callously placed ideology over the health and well-being of millions of children. Those members of Congress who voted to deny health coverage to poor children will face another override vote next November, except this time working families will have the vote."

About Change to Win

Seven unions and six million workers united in Change to Win to build a new movement of working people equipped to meet the challenges of the global economy and restore the American Dream in the 21st century: a paycheck that can support a family, affordable health care, a secure retirement and dignity on the job. The seven partner unions are: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Laborers' International Union of North America, Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, United Farm Workers of America, and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

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