Key House votes / Session 1
February 25, 2009
Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009
February 4, 2009
The bill expands State Children's Health Insurance Program coverage from 6.6 million children to about 11 million children. It renews SCHIP for five years at a cost of $60 billion, up nearly $35 billion from current levels, and raises federal tobacco taxes from 39 cents per pack to $1 per pack to pay the added costs. The bill also enables children of legal immigrants and legal immigrants who are pregnant to qualify immediately for SCHIP coverage, ending a five-year waiting requirement for both groups.
January 9, 2009
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009