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Bush ‘privately’ issues second SCHIP veto.

By Satyam Khanna

"Bush ‘privately’ issues second SCHIP veto."

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AP reports that President Bush vetoed SCHIP legislation today, marking the seventh veto of his presidency and his second on SCHIP:

Bush vetoed the bill in private.

In a statement notifying Congress of his decision, Bush said the bill was unacceptable because — like the first one — it allows adults into the program, would cover people in families with incomes above the U.S. median and raises taxes. [...]

Bush urged Congress to extend the program at its current funding level before lawmakers leave Washington for their holiday break.

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