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111th Congress, Vote 16; House of Representatives #2

Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion


Official Title: To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

HR 2: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion
Passed House Jan. 14, 2009, 289-139, 6 not voting.

Synopsis:

  • The bill expanded State Children's Health Insurance Program coverage from 6.6 million children to about 11 million children.
  • It renewed SCHIP for five years at a cost of $60 billion, up nearly $35 billion from current levels, and, to fund the added costs, it raised federal tobacco taxes from 39 cents per pack to $1 per pack.
  • The bill also enabled children of legal immigrants and legal immigrants who are pregnant to qualify immediately for SCHIP coverage, ending a five-year waiting requirement for both groups.

Why supporters pushed for this bill

President Obama summed up support when signing the bill in February 2009, saying that he was "fulfill(ing) one of the highest responsibilities we have: to ensure the health and well-being of our nation's children.

"Since it was created more than ten years ago, the Children's Health Insurance Program has been a lifeline for millions of kids whose parents work full time, and don't qualify for Medicaid, but through no fault of their own don't have – and can't afford – private insurance. For millions of kids who fall into that gap, CHIP has provided care when they're sick and preventative services to help them stay well. This legislation will allow us to continue and build on these successes."

Why Opponents Tried to Stop the Bill

The National Republican Trust called the legislation a "massive expansion of government run health insurance which goes far beyond the original scope of this program … this legislation would expand its reach … to 50 percent higher-income children and massively increases the number of eligible adults."

01/14/2009 Status: House passed

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Yes (289)
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R Don Young AK
D Artur Davis AL
R Parker Griffith AL
R Mike Rogers AL
D Robert Berry AR
D Mike Ross AR
D Gabrielle Giffords AZ
D Raúl Grijalva AZ
D Ann Kirkpatrick AZ
D Harry Mitchell AZ
D Ed Pastor AZ
D Joe Baca CA
D Xavier Becerra CA
D Howard Berman CA
R Mary Bono Mack CA
D Lois Capps CA
D Dennis Cardoza CA
D Jim Costa CA
D Susan Davis CA
D Anna Eshoo CA
D Sam Farr CA
D Bob Filner CA
D Jane Harman CA
D Michael Honda CA
D Barbara Lee CA
D Zoe Lofgren CA
D Doris Matsui CA
D Jerry McNerney CA
D George Miller CA
D Grace Napolitano CA
D Nancy Pelosi CA
D Laura Richardson CA
D L. Roybal-Allard CA
D Linda Sánchez CA
D Loretta Sanchez CA
D Adam Schiff CA
D Jackie Speier CA
D Fortney Stark CA
D Ellen Tauscher CA
D Mike Thompson CA
D Maxine Waters CA
D Diane Watson CA
D Henry Waxman CA
D Lynn Woolsey CA
D Diana DeGette CO
D Betsy Markey CO
D Ed Perlmutter CO
D Jared Polis CO
D John Salazar CO
D Joe Courtney CT
D Rosa DeLauro CT
D James Himes CT
D John Larson CT
D Christopher Murphy CT
R Michael Castle DE
D Allen Boyd FL
D Corrine Brown FL
R Vern Buchanan FL
D Kathy Castor FL
R Lincoln Diaz-Balart FL
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D Alan Grayson FL
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D Deborah Halvorson IL
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D Joe Donnelly IN
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D Yvette Clarke NY
D Joseph Crowley NY
D Eliot Engel NY
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D John Hall NY
D Brian Higgins NY
D Maurice Hinchey NY
D Steve Israel NY
R Peter King NY
R Christopher Lee NY
D Nita Lowey NY
D Daniel Maffei NY
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D José Serrano NY
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No (139)
R Robert Aderholt AL
R Spencer Bachus AL
R Jo Bonner AL
D Bobby Bright AL
R John Boozman AR
R Jeff Flake AZ
R Trent Franks AZ
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R Brian Bilbray CA
R Ken Calvert CA
R John Campbell CA
R David Dreier CA
R Elton Gallegly CA
R Walter Herger CA
R Duncan Hunter CA
R Darrell Issa CA
R Jerry Lewis CA
R Daniel Lungren CA
R Kevin McCarthy CA
R Tom McClintock CA
R Howard McKeon CA
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R Dana Rohrabacher CA
R Edward Royce CA
R Mike Coffman CO
R Doug Lamborn CO
R Gus Bilirakis FL
R Virginia Brown-Waite FL
R Ander Crenshaw FL
R Connie Mack FL
R John Mica FL
R Jeff Miller FL
R Bill Posey FL
R Adam Putnam FL
R Thomas Rooney FL
R Clifford Stearns FL
R Paul Broun GA
R Nathan Deal GA
R Phil Gingrey GA
R Jack Kingston GA
R John Linder GA
D James Marshall GA
R Tom Price GA
R Lynn Westmoreland GA
R Steve King IA
R Tom Latham IA
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R Timothy Johnson IL
R Donald Manzullo IL
R Peter Roskam IL
R Aaron Schock IL
R John Shimkus IL
R Dan Burton IN
R Stephen Buyer IN
R Mike Pence IN
R Mark Souder IN
R Lynn Jenkins KS
R Todd Tiahrt KS
R Geoff Davis KY
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R John Kline MN
R W. Akin MO
R Roy Blunt MO
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R Blaine Luetkemeyer MO
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R Louie Gohmert TX
R Kay Granger TX
R Ralph Hall TX
R Jeb Hensarling TX
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R Kenny Marchant TX
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R Pete Olson TX
R Ronald Paul TX
R Ted Poe TX
R Pete Sessions TX
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R Mac Thornberry TX
R Rob Bishop UT
R Jason Chaffetz UT
R Eric Cantor VA
R J. Forbes VA
R Bob Goodlatte VA
R Robert Wittman VA
R Doc Hastings WA
R C. McMorris Rodgers WA
R Paul Ryan WI
R F. Sensenbrenner WI
R Cynthia Lummis WY
Not Voting (6)
D Victor Snyder AR
D Brad Sherman CA
D Hilda Solis CA
D Gregory Meeks NY
R John Sullivan OK
D Frederick Boucher VA