NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Call Fossella now, demand he support SCHIP

Today Vito Fossella has one last chance to vote to pass an extension to SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program, before it is set to expire on September 30. So far Vito Fossella has voted against the SCHIP extension on August 1, failing to stop the bill from passing in the House. After passage then in the Senate a conference committee has agreed to legislation and sent it back to both chambers for final approval. The Senate passed the new bill with a veto-proof majority, but it is unknown whether the House will do the same to overcome a promised veto by the Bush administation who oppose using federal money to insure our children.

Republicans like Vito Fossella are needed to bridge this veto proof gap, since the bill will easily pass in the House again. The question is whether Fossella will vote against it allowing Bush to have final say with his veto.

For an outline of what the conference committee's new bill is, see The Gavel, Speaker Pelosi's site. For more information on counter talking points against SCHIP see Campaign for America's Future. Finally the real question here is does Fossella support Good Government or Bad Government?

Call the the House switchboard is (202) 224-3121 and urge Vito Fossella to stop talking and actually vote in favor of extending SCHIP.

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