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H.R.2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 04, 2009 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 290 - 135 (Roll No. 50).

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on February 04, 2009, with a roll call of 290 ayes, 135 nays, and 8 not voting.

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  • 34% of users support H.R.2

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Expands the State Children's Health Insurance Program and reauthorizes it through the year 2013.

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    Supporting Organizations

    • American Pediatric Society

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    • United Church of Christ

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    • American Hospital Association

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    • American Lung Association

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    • Alliance for Children and Families

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    • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

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    • Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 15, 2009, by linus - I agree with you, MarEMedlin! I don't understand why congress wants to tax cigarettes especially since the number of smokers are decreasing. I would support this bill if it taxed fast-food markets, an increasing market that is lightly taxed.

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    • On January 28, 2009, by miscdebris - MarkEMedlin, when certain products have an overall negative impact on society, I think a tax is fair and just. There are a lot of hidden costs to being a smoker that rarely become evident until years have gone by. The same can be said of diets high in fat and sugar. Transferring these costs into the present is a way of guarding ourselves against such future impacts.

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      As noted by miscdebris, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2009, "MarkEMedlin, when certain products have an overall negative impact on society, I think a tax is fair and just. There are a lot of hidden costs to being a smoker that rarely become evident until years have gone by. The same can be said of diets high in fat and sugar. Transferring these costs into the present is a way of guarding ourselves against such future impacts."
    • On January 28, 2010, by suzieqs - They can tax cigaretts all they want, we'll just go to smoking cigars

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Guest Post: When Governments Go Rogue | ZeroHedge - December 01, 2011 by Tyler Durden - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s3081/show. Not to mention the National Emergency Centers Act which allows for the detention of civilians in military and FEMA run facilities: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-645 ...

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      As noted by Tyler Durden on December 01, 2011, "http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s3081/show. Not to mention the National Emergency Centers Act which allows for the detention of civilians in military and FEMA run facilities: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-645 ..." (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-when-governments-go-rogue)
    • lenribeschlyg: i miss you more than quotes - June 24, 2011 by Horst - ... i miss you more than; makeup i miss you more than. weasley. 05-30 06:30 AM. I also voted No to HR 1868. Guys go to this website and sign up and vote yes for this bill. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1085/show ...

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      As noted by Horst on June 24, 2011, "... i miss you more than; makeup i miss you more than. weasley. 05-30 06:30 AM. I also voted No to HR 1868. Guys go to this website and sign up and vote yes for this bill. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1085/show ..." (http://lenribeschlyg.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-miss-you-more-than-quotes.html)
    • nahunsmonssnic: jeep humer - June 20, 2011 by Nargis - ... Hummer H2 Sut jeep humer. Tags jeep hummer pink; Tags jeep hummer pink. looneytunezez. 06-02 02:23 PM. Guys go to this website and sign up and vote yes for this bill. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1085/show ...

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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • State's legislators largely in favor of Obama bills, nominees - April 28, 2009 by The Port Huron Times Herald - Nomination of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to be secretary of state. Confirmed by the Senate on Jan. 21. Senate Roll Call 6. The House does not vote on nominations. Nomination of Tim Geithner to be Treasury secretary. Confirmed by the Senate on Jan. 26

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      As noted by The Port Huron Times Herald on April 28, 2009, "Nomination of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to be secretary of state. Confirmed by the Senate on Jan. 21. Senate Roll Call 6. The House does not vote on nominations. Nomination of Tim Geithner to be Treasury secretary. Confirmed by the Senate on Jan. 26" (http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20090429/NEWS01/904290326/1002/rss)
    • COVER STORY: STATE VS. LOCAL CONTROL: Pols feud over who’s in ... - February 21, 2009 by Atlanta Journal Constitution,  USA - HR 1 and HR 2 would cap property assessments and force local officials annually to raise taxes if they wanted more money. But local officials say that could ...

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      As noted by Atlanta Journal Constitution,  USA on February 21, 2009, "HR 1 and HR 2 would cap property assessments and force local officials annually to raise taxes if they wanted more money. But local officials say that could ..." (http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/02/22/leglocal02223dot.html)
    • State, local pols feud over budgets, taxes - February 20, 2009 by Atlanta Journal Constitution,  USA - HR 1 and HR 2 would cap property assessments and force local officials annually to raise taxes if they wanted more money. But local officials say that could ...

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      As noted by Atlanta Journal Constitution,  USA on February 20, 2009, "HR 1 and HR 2 would cap property assessments and force local officials annually to raise taxes if they wanted more money. But local officials say that could ..." (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2009/02/22/legislature_local_budget.html)
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