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House Proceeding on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 2:02:00 to 2:03:20
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Tom Latham

2:01:56 to 2:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: health care. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent for the remainder of my statemt to be in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman from missouri. mr. blunt: madam speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from iowa, mr. latham. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from iowa is recognized for one min. mr. latham: i thank the gentleman. madam speaker, there is no question the state children's health insurance program needs to be re-authorized and provided

Tom Latham

2:02:00 to 2:03:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Latham

Tom Latham

2:02:19 to 2:02:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: with the funds necessary to maintain current coverage and enroll currently eligible low-income children. in the past i have supported bipartisan legislation that presented the input of both parties to re-authorize the schip program. h.r. 976, h.r. 3963 including the legislation that was vetoed by president bush.

Tom Latham

2:02:40 to 2:03:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: however can i not support this partisan legislation before us today because democrats have radically departed from the bipartisan agreement that had been reached. first they have removed the provision that would have kept eligibility for schip for families making over 300% of the federal poverty line. roughly 63 -- 3,000 per family of four.

Tom Latham

2:03:01 to 2:03:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: allowing unlimited expansion of the program in the future. furthermore, there are no requirements that a certain level of coverage for low-income children be met before expanding eligibility to higher income groups. second, they have rescind add requirement in current law that noncitizens who are here must legally wait five years to become eligible for the schip

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