Friday, January 16, 2009

ICHIA-SCHIP reauthorization update

From the Catholic News Service story filed today:

"The reauthorization bill passed the House by a 289-139 vote Jan. 14. [It] expands the joint federal-state program to include about 4 million more children, including some 240,000 children of legal immigrants. It would be funded by increasing the federal tax on cigarettes by 61 cents to a dollar per pack.

The Senate Finance Committee approved a similar version of the legislation late Jan. 15, and President-elect Barack Obama has said he hopes to sign the reauthorization bill as one of his first acts as president."

1 comment:

  1. Sabrina,
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    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American


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