Vermont‘s congressional delegation is condemning President Bush for vetoing a law renewing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The so-called S-CHIP program protects insurance for 6.6 million children and provides coverage for 4 million more.
In Vermont the veto means more than 2,000 children could lose their health insurance.
Congressman Peter Welch says the president has struck a new low.
Senator Patrick Leahy says Bush’s actions highlight the administration’s muddled priorities. He says the president would commit the country to borrowing nearly a trillion dollars to pay for a catastrophic war but paying for health insurance for kids at home is too much.
Senator Bernie Sanders says the veto is beyond comprehension.