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House Proceeding on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 2:55:00 to 2:59:45
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John A. Boehner

2:54:56 to 2:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: let's keep our republic pewtation as a congress for children and a strong bipartisan vote to this important legislation. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back her time. the gentleman from california, mr. herger. mr. herger: i yield the reminder of our time to our minority leader, mr. boehner.

John A. Boehner

2:55:00 to 2:59:45( Edit History Discussion )
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John A. Boehner

2:55:17 to 2:55:37( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. boehner: madam speaker, thank you and thank my colleague from california for yielding. and i rise today in opposition to this bill frankly because of my strong support for the schip program. in 1997, republicans here in congress worked with our democrat colleagues to create the state children's health

John A. Boehner

2:55:38 to 2:55:58( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: insurance program. i was there and many of you were here as well. and throughout that process, it was bipartisan, it was fair and open discussion and open debate and unfortunately today, the voices of millions of americans who want to provide input into this proposal have been silenced

John A. Boehner

2:55:59 to 2:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: in the process. earlier this week, i wrote to speaker pelosi and president-elect obama expressing our willingness to work together on this critical issue. we outlined our principles for this program's re-authorization. the principles are nothing new. in fact, they're t same principles that led to the

John A. Boehner

2:56:21 to 2:56:42( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: creation of schip in 1997. and they are this. this proam ought to cover poor children first. unfortunately, many states, more than 2/3 of those enrolled in the schip program are adults. anthere's nothing in this bill that really does ensure that poor children will be brought

John A. Boehner

2:56:43 to 2:57:04( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: into the program first. secondly, taxpayer funds for this program should not be used to fund benefits for iegal immigrants and there's been a big debate about whether it does or doesn't, t the fact is that while the bill says we will not cover illegal immigrants in this bill, the whole verification process that should be in here

John A. Boehner

2:57:05 to 2:57:25( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: to ensure that only american citizens and legal residents are entitled to these benefits, there is no verification system to speak of that is contained in the bill. and we also believe that schip should not force children with private insurance into a state

John A. Boehner

2:57:26 to 2:57:46( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: health insurance program. last year in this proposal, there were -- there was language that made it clear that children with private health insurance programs -- they should stay in that private program and should not be pushed into the ste-run program. unfortunately, the bill before

John A. Boehner

2:57:47 to 2:58:09( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: us does not reflect these principles. the same ones that have guided this progr since its creation. i believe that the bill before us would undermine the original inat the present time of the schip program by expandi the program to adults, illegal immigrants and upper-income families who already have access to private health insurance.

John A. Boehner

2:58:10 to 2:58:31( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: i think taxpayers deserve better. and more importantly, our nation's children deserve better. that's why today republicans will offer a better way. i said on the opening day when i gave the gavel to ms. pelosi that republicans will not just be the party of no, that we wil come to the floor with better solutions.

John A. Boehner

2:58:32 to 2:58:52( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and the better solution that we will overhear soon is a program that would re-authorize schip for seven years and not 4 1/2 years that we see in the majority's bill. it will reflect our principles and making it clear that poor children should be covered first and it will fully fund the schip

John A. Boehner

2:58:53 to 2:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: program without raising taxes on american families across our country. madam speaker, federal funds targeted for low-income children should benefit low-income children, period. only one measure on the floor today will serve the interests -- will serv those children's interests and that's what the motion to recommit will contain.

John A. Boehner

2:59:14 to 2:59:36( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: so i would urge my colleagues to vote yes on the motion to commit and no on the underlying bill. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. without objection, the gentleman from california, mr. waxman. the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone is recognized.

John A. Boehner

2:59:37 to 2:59:45( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: u have a minute -- 1 1/4. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time for debate has expired.

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