Sen Dodd Congratulates NH For Standing Up to Bush on SCHIP

WASHINGTON -- Today, Presidential candidate Chris Dodd released the following statement congratulating New Hampshire for standing up to President Bush's SCHIP veto:

"I want to congratulate both Governor Lynch for standing up to President Bush and the people of New Hampshire who are gathering around the state to show their outrage at the President's severely misplaced priorities.

"With the resources it takes to execute just over 3 months of the Iraq War, we could fully fund the expansion of health care for needy children that Bush vetoed. This is just another reminder that this war is not only adversely affecting our security but also adversely affecting our other top priorities, and I'm happy to see so many people standing up to the President."