WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the Oct. 18 vote to override President Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation:
"This week, those Republicans in the House who have not already joined this bipartisan compromise will have an opportunity to change their vote and to stand with 10 million children and their families who need and deserve health coverage through SCHIP. Throughout the country, governors, mayors and independent organizations are appealing to Members of Congress to support our compromise bipartisan legislation.
"The question is whether some Members will continue to choose partisan obstruction or will they embrace a bipartisan compromise that will provide health insurance to 10 million children. I am hopeful that House Republicans will listen to the American people, join our bipartisan SCHIP coalition, and override the President's veto. Our bipartisan coalition will not rest until those 10 million children have health care."
|SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House|
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