U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced yesterday that he will be voting to support SCHIP. Representative McIntyre was one of two Democrats from North Carolina who voted against SCHIP in the previous vote. Your responses to the many Action Alerts on SCHIP helped make this vote change happen.
The following information comes directly from Representative McIntyre’s website.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that he will vote to support the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and not support the presidential veto of this bill.
Congressman McIntyre stated, “As a long-time advocate for children for over 25 years, and as one who has consistently supported family health issues, I will not support President Bush’s veto of the SCHIP bill, and I will vote to override his veto. My objection to the method of funding for this bill and my support of North Carolina’s farmers and the economic well-being of our communities are well-known, but I have always supported the SCHIP program and will do what is necessary to preserve it for the sake of children and families in need. As Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee that oversees tobacco, I will also continue to do all that I can to support our farmers and our region’s economy. That commitment has not changed with this vote for our children.”
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