A recent Houston Chronicle headline states that Senator John Cornyn "touts" health care reform.
But Senator Cornyn has little to brag about: He voted against the reauthorization of health insurance for kids -- twice.
Next week, Senator Cornyn has to decide whether or not he will vote to override President Bush's veto of SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program), the program that provides affordable health care for America's children.
Will you join me and demand that Senator Cornyn override Bush's veto and renew medical care for our kids?
In the military, we often say, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way." Cornyn has failed to lead on health care in this country -- and when given the chance to follow, he followed in the wrong direction by voting against SCHIP.
Senator Cornyn can either choose to side with over 200,000 Texan children who were knocked off SCHIP in 2003 -- or get out of the way.
Renewing SCHIP would help working parents, who work day-in and day-out just to make ends meet, provide health insurance for their kids. Don't our children deserve the same quality health care that our Senators in Congress enjoy?
The upcoming override vote is about upholding real Texas values. Real Texas values are about standing up for our children.
SCHIP is supported by members of both parties, including Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; yet John Cornyn still can't rise above his partisanship -- voting against this legislation twice.
Please join me in this fight to ensure that all children in Texas have health care -- email Senator Cornyn today!
Democrat for U.S. Senate