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Unformatted text preview: Political Science 104 Introduction to American Government October 3, 2007 Study Session B130 Van Vleck 7:30pm Tuesday October 9 th Current Events Bush Veto Vetoes expansion of S-CHIP (program to provide health insurance to children in families with too much income to qualify for Medicaid) Position: program has been extended far beyond original purpose, to families making up to $62,000-$83,000 (though that figure is disputed) Funded through increase in federal cigarette tax $35 billion increase spending over 5 years Initial vote House 265-159 (short of 2/3 needed to override) ■ Some Republican support for this legislation Senate 67-29 (more than 2/3) ■ Going to put pressure on the Republican Senators to not vote against the President because it would be embarrassing to the President and the Republican party Examples Can the president refuse to carry out a law he views as unconstitutional?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course POLI SCI 104 taught by Professor Professor during the Fall '05 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '05