Navigation Links
Pelosi: 'Today is a Very Special Day for Us in the House; We Are Going to Help 11 Million Children'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and parents and children affected by the State Children's Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP) held a photo opportunity this morning before the final House vote on the bill, which President Obama will sign into law this afternoon. Below are the Speaker's remarks and answer to a reporter's question:

"This is a very special day for us in the House of Representatives and in the Congress of the United States. Here we have our very special guests who have come to help us pass legislation, which will not only help them, but will help 11 million children in America.

"It is legislation we have been working on for years. We will pass it today and President Obama will sign it this afternoon - and that represents real change for America's children.

"These are our very important guests, some of them you may have known before. Lilli and Alex were here before when we were passing the bill the first time a few weeks ago. And they helped just make the case by telling the personal stories of their families and the need for health care, especially in Alex's case.

"If you want to know who's here: we have John and Christian Kaine, and then we have Lilli and Alex Paz - whom you've met before. Where's Zach? Zach Myers - here's Zach. And then we have Rocco Somma - here's Rocco, Zach's cousin. And then Angelica, who is not here yet. And then Jacob Hodges.

"But again, in the course of the past two years, we have passed this bill a number of times in the House. Today after we pass it, it will go to the President's desk.

"Everybody from AARP to the YWCA, YMCA and everything in between - you've met some of these children when they came for Easter Seals and March of Dimes, to make the case for the 11 million children who need health care in our country.

"The sounds you hear behind me are the sounds of the future. They are the most beautiful sounds that I can think of, as a mother and a grandmother. And I thank our special guests for joining us.

"Thanks for coming by. With your help, today we are going to help 11 million children. I want to say 'thank you' to all of you for what you are going to make happen today."

Q: [Questions was inaudible but topic was the Speaker's reaction to former Senator Tom Daschle withdrawing as nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services.]

Speaker Pelosi. There would be no question that he would have been a great leader in this effort. But the effort is one that will happen and we look forward to working with President Obama to make health care - health insurance - available for all Americans and to do that soon. We look forward to working with the Obama Administration and look forward to hearing who his appointment will be to fill that post.

Thank you all very much. Thank you.

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi: SCHIP Vote Brings Us One Step Closer to Providing Health Care for 11 Million Children
2. Pelosi: America Must Stand Up to Cancer
3. Pelosi: Medicare Vote a Remarkable Testament to the Powerful Voice of Americas Seniors and Their Health Care Providers
4. Pelosi: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Will Protect Americans from Misuse of Genetic Information
5. Pelosi: By Literally Fixing Broken Hearts, Dr. DeBakey Has Given Hope and Health to Millions
6. Pelosi: President Bushs Proposed Medicare and Medicaid Cuts Are Exactly the Wrong Medicine
7. Pelosi: We Will Keep Fighting Next Year to Cover 10 Million Children and Improve Benefits for Low-Income Seniors
8. Pelosi: In 48 Hours, Congress Must Choose Between Meeting the Needs of Americas Children or Not
9. Pelosi: This Week, Members Must Choose Between Partisan Obstruction and Health Insurance for 10 Million Children
10. Pelosi: We Remain Committed to Making SCHIP Into Law - With or Without the Presidents Support
11. Pelosi: Tonights Strong Bipartisan Vote for Childrens Health Insurance a Victory for Americas Children
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... by UPMC and KingMed Diagnostics researchers. Their review of ... that consultation with UPMC pathologists resulted in significantly altered treatment plans for more ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... ”Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and ... to coincide with World AIDS Day. The multi-media project will be in audio documentary ... as he was dying of the disease. , A collaborative effort led by author, ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... promoting breast and prostate cancer education and prevention—is joining forces with the award-winning ... philanthropy and Hollywood elegance on December 7, 2015 at the Union League of ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... their exclusive channel partner for the Nutraceutical Specialties products into oral solid dosage ... effective immediately. , “We are pleased to announce our expanded distribution agreement ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... California-based i2i ... years, announced today that Michigan-based Family Health Center (FHC) has selected i2iTracks as ... years, FHC was awarded the largest Affordable Care Act grant for Federally Qualified ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... YORK , Nov. 30, 2015 Cumberland Pharmaceuticals ... will present live at on December 3, 2015. ... --> TIME: 3:15p.m. ET LINK: ... ET LINK: --> ... online event where investors are invited to ask the company ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nov. 30, 2015 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ... educational partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest hospital chain in ... help train radiation technologists in the country. The MoU was signed ... Knowledge, and Ashok Kakkar , Varian,s India ... India , Varian intends to deploy its Access ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and BOSTON , November 30, 2015 ... develop potential new medicines directed at up to 10 ... --> PFE ) to research and develop ... protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) targets across multiple therapeutic areas. ... drug discovery and development company and wholly-owned subsidiary of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: