Movie Clip interrupting events below it

If I have a mc, with another underneath it (as in overlapping), is there a way to receive mouse events to the mc on top without interrupting the mouse events the bottom one is receiving?

I have a mc that listens for a ROLL_OVER and makes a button appear on top of it. When I roll over the button the mc underneath thinks its not being rolled over anymore and takes away the button. (Which it should do when I’m actually not hovering over it).

Id really appreciate some insight on this, ive been at it all day and am out of ideas.