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Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions May 13, 2009
John Rockefeller, D-WV
"In my own State of West Virginia and in the other committed States, education leaders report enthusiasm for reforms."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions July 17, 2008
John Rockefeller, D-WV
"As a result, tens of thousands of children have already missed out on coverage. By August, the directive will affect at least 22 States, including my own State of West Virginia. Hundreds of thousands of children, in red and blue States alike, will lose coverage immediately, if this directive goes into effect."
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Year 2008 March 23, 2007
John Rockefeller, D-WV
"One part of this resolution that is deeply important to me is the investment of $50 billion for reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP. In 1997, I fought hard to create this program, and I am enormously proud of the success of CHIP in providing insurance coverage to children. In my own State of West Virginia, there are nearly 40,000 children covered through CHIP each year. This budget resolution will allow us to move CHIP forward in two important ways: first, to maintain coverage for children currently enrolled in the program today and, second, to expand coverage to children who are eligible but not yet enrolled in the program. This provision is a strong signal of the new priorities of the leadership in the 110th Congress. I would like to particularly thank Senator Conrad and his staff for the commitment this resolution makes to CHIP. I know this budget wasn’t easy. I know that there are many competing priorities for limited Federal resources and an ever escalating demand. But, I am so proud that Democrats are taking a stand for children and making CHIP reauthorization the top health care priority this year."
Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act Of 2005—Continued February 14, 2006
John Rockefeller, D-WV
"I fear that the reconciliation procedure being used here has put us on a very dangerous course. As this legislation is conferenced with the House of Representatives, the reasonable, bipartisan tax relief that we have passed may be replaced with partisan priorities that do not serve the best interests of average Americans. The House-passed bill does not provide any relief from the alternative minimum tax but instead extends the capital gains and dividend tax cuts beyond 2008. In my own State of West Virginia, fewer than 17 percent of taxpayers reported any taxable dividend income, and fewer than 11 percent of taxpayers had any taxable capital gains. Indeed, nationwide, more than half of the benefits of these investor tax breaks goes to people with more than $1 million in income. The Senate must insist that AMT relief now is a higher priority than investor tax breaks 3 years down the road."
Departments Of Labor, Health And Human Services, And Education, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 October 26, 2005
Robert Byrd, D-WV
"In my own State of West Virginia, schools would receive a total increase of just $800,000 for title I if the bill is passed as it is now. Under my amendment, those students in West Virginia would receive an additional $39 million above the bill. Tennessee would receive an additional $78 million."

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