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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Decries Shameful Votes Again by Representatives John Peterson, Joe Pitts and Bill Shuster, Against Children's Health Care
Date:1/23/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William George and Secretary Treasurer Richard Bloomingdale today expressed disappointment in the latest decisions by Representatives John Peterson, Joseph Pitts, and William Shuster to play partisan politics with health insurance for millions of children in families hit hardest by our weakening economy.

"It's hard to see how, in the face of a severe economic downturn Representatives Peterson, Pitts and Shuster could have chosen to make life even harder for working families by denying health care to their children," Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William George said. "These families are already struggling with the symptoms of economic policies that support Wall Street at the expense of Main Street and a health care system that is thoroughly broken. They have turned their backs on these families and we will not forget it."

Today marked the latest in a series of opportunities that these three Pennsylvania Representatives have had to fully fund the successful State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly supported health care for America's children and the majority of Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have as well. But President Bush has twice vetoed children's insurance and Representatives Peterson, Pitts, and Shuster have both times supported this president over the ten million children who could get healthcare through this legislation, including 140,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania. On October 25th, the House passed the latest version of the bipartisan Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, after making changes to elements of the bill that opponents of children's health insurance like, Representatives Peterson, Pitts, and Shuster claimed these changes were the reason why they withheld support.

"Now they have run out of excuses," Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Bloomingdale said. "It's time to hold Representatives Peterson, Pitts, and Shuster accountable for denying health care to the children of working people."


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