Navigation Links
Pelosi: SCHIP Bill a Giant Step for America's Children
Date:9/6/2007

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks this morning at the Children's Health Insurance rally attended by labor union leaders, members of Congress, and hundreds of children and seniors. Attendees called on President Bush not to veto full funding of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Below are the Speaker's remarks:

''When people ask me what the three most important issues facing the Congress, I always say the same thing: our children, our children, our children. Their health; their education; the economic security of their families; the retirement and security of their grandparents; healthy, safe neighborhood and environment in which they can thrive; and a world at peace in which they can participate.

''Thank you, President Sweeney for all that you have done for America's children, America's children, America's children.

''When the SCHIP bill passed the House of Representatives, we were on the floor and it was the end of the day, and I quoted the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 'The Children's Hour.' And I said that when we passed that bill, it would be the children's hour for the Congress of United States. Many who spoke that evening said that it was the proudest time, their proudest moment in Congress, when we were taking such a giant step for America's children.

''Under our legislation, 6 million children currently enrolled in SCHIP would receive better benefits, including dental care and mental health services. And through improvements to the program, an additional 5 million children would be enrolled.

''As many of you know, when I took the gavel as first woman Speaker of the House, I took it surrounded by children. This is a comfortable environment for me. It reminds us constantly of our responsibility to the future. But when I took that gavel, I said, 'I take this gavel on behalf of all of America's children.' Ruby spoke so beautifully about the fact that she has health care, but she wants it for all of America's children.

''So thank you, Alliance for Retired Americans, thank you, George Kourpias, thank you, President Sweeney, thank all of you for what you are doing for all of America's children.

''And let's hear it for these children!''


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers
2. South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants
3. Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries
4. Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries
5. Scios Inc. targets drug giants in arthritis war
6. Gaming Giants Want A Slice Of Brain Training Pie
7. Giant Tumour Removed from Body of Nepalese Girl
8. Cola Giants Move To Court Over Their Ban In Kerala
9. Pensioner wins over a US healthcare giant
10. Mittal tightens grip on steel making giant, to be its chief
11. Fast food giant KFC to switch to trans fat free menus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Remote Medical Technologies (RMT) is announcing ... with each system installation. RMT’s iMedHD2™ Telepathology and Teleultrasound ... and immediate decision-making requirements. While never sharing IP addresses, RMT has made ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... Doctors on Liens, the leading network ... Horine Chiropractic , directed by Dr. Russell Horine, DC to their exclusive list of ... with Dr. Russell Horine serving as the clinic director and his son Dr. Lee ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... Girl Up ... House and Senate legislation in support of providing girls access to education in ... H.R. 2408, the “Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act.” Yesterday, ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... The Dermatology Clinic announced today the ... his BS in Biology from LSU, graduating summa cum laude. He attended Emory University ... his residency in St. Louis, Dr. Dunbar moved to New York to complete an ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... There’s a lot of confusing lingo out ... are the same thing. But it’s crucial to understand both the differences and similarities ... to Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD, founder and president of Atlantic Spine Center . ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... 2017  Sysmex America, Inc., a leading provider ... as well as middleware information systems technology, today ... quality assurance easier and more risk free than ... for the innovation that it delivers to the ... assurance processes to a new level with automated, ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... 2017 The Institute for In Vitro Sciences ... recipient of a VITROCELL® inhalation exposure system thanks to ... The device, which is designed to replace animals in ... cells to airborne test materials in an environment that ... system for testing combustible tobacco products, as well as ...
(Date:7/6/2017)... ThriveRx, the nutrition division of Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, is ... nutrition support. To celebrate its anniversary, ThriveRx recently launched a ... new look with improved organization to create the best user experience for ... ... "We,ve made several great strides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: