Congressional delegation condemns Bush veto

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Vermont‘s congressional delegation is condemning President Bush for vetoing a law renewing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

The so-called S-CHIP program protects insurance for 6.6 million children and provides coverage for 4 million more.

In Vermont the veto means more than 2,000 children could lose their health insurance.

Congressman Peter Welch says the president has struck a new low.

Senator Patrick Leahy says Bush’s actions highlight the administration’s muddled priorities. He says the president would commit the country to borrowing nearly a trillion dollars to pay for a catastrophic war but paying for health insurance for kids at home is too much.

Senator Bernie Sanders says the veto is beyond comprehension.

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