Wednesday, September 26, 2007

House Passes New SCHIP Legislation

The House of Representatives approved an enhanced version of the popular SCHIP child healthcare program, by a vote of 265 to 159... just short of being Veto proof. See how members voted.

The Senate is also expected to pass the legislation later this week.

This is a battle that Bush might lose. Republicans, concerned about next years elections, may be willing to switch their votes in hopes of averting bad PR. It's hard to know if enough Republicans would be willing to change their votes to override a Veto.


Previous blog entries on SCHIP

SCHIP Deal Forces Bush's Hand On Veto

Bush To Veto Child Healthcare Program

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