Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ohio senators demonstrate their priorities

The Senate voted 68 to 26 today to kill the "The Children's Health Care First Act" today. This amendment would have required Congress to prioritize providing health care to children rather than pork projects for politicians. Senate Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Harkin has stated that the Labor-HHS-Education bill would 'demonstrate to the American people what our priorities are.'

Ohio Senators Brown and Voinovich both voted to table this amendment, effectively killing it for now.

Guess we know what their priorities are...

2 comments:

Tim Higgins said...

Where is the outcry in the media now over the bi-partisan effort in the Senate to choose to jeopardize the health of "the children"?

Isn't it ironic that the return to business as usual is so swift?

Robin said...

Pork is important... I guess.

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