Washington - United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today made the following statement in response to the Bush Administration's decision to flip-flop on its policy regarding the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
"Again the President chooses partisan politics over the health and well-being of our nation's children. For several years-and as recently as this past May-the Administration has agreed to expand CHIP to cover more children and families. And just weeks ago, I successfully led the fight on the Senate floor against the very rules that the Administration is now trying to implement. Nearly 11000 of New Jersey's most vulnerable children would be left without the security blanket of insurance if Bush is allowed to flip-flop and play politics."
Previous Menendez Releases on CHIP:SENS. MENENDEZ AND LAUTENBERG LEAD DEFEAT OF AMENDMENT SPECIFICALLY TARGETING NJ CHILDREN'S HEALTH COVERAGE: http://menendez.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=280291 SENS. MENENDEZ, LAUTENBERG SECURE MAJOR VICTORY FOR NJ CHILDREN AS HEALTH INSURANCE BILL OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES SENATE: http://menendez.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=280477