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October 21, 2007

House Veto Override Vote - H.R. 976: SCHIP Reauthorization Act

On Postponing to a Date Certain
Passed 222-197

H.R. 976: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007
An act to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

Congress Passed

On Approving the Journal
Passed 219-187

Veto Override
Failed 273-156


House Fails To Override Bush's Veto of Children's Health Bill
As expected, the House on Thursday failed to override President Bush’s veto of legislation to expand a children’s health insurance program, despite weeks of pressure from Democrats and outside advocacy groups.

House fails to muster SCHIP veto override
Dems plan to ramp up the pressure in a new bid to force a few Republicans to wilt on the next vote.

SCHIP override fails; fight to continue
House fails to override President Bush’s veto of children’s health bill Thursday, but the debate is far from settled.

Democrats Press Ahead on SCHIP
A failed veto override on a major children's health insurance program yesterday prompted House Democratic leaders to promise to push a new version of the bill, daring Republicans to oppose them.

Stark Language Angers Republicans
The debate over the fate of the State Children's Health Insurance Program was a surprisingly desultory affair, marked by the occasional charge of "socialized medicine" from Republicans or "heartlessness" from Democrats.

Moving On

House Republican Leaders to Speaker: We are "Ready and Willing" to Craft Bipartisan SCHIP Compromise
A day after the House upheld the President's veto of a Democrat-authored State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill, which would continue covering more than 700,000 adults under the program while some 500,000 eligible low-income children are still not covered, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) for a second time offered to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders to craft a truly bipartisan SCHIP renewal. Boehner and Blunt extended the invitation to the Speaker in a letter sent this morning.

White House Says Bush Still Open to Children's Health Compromise
The White House repeated Monday that President Bush is open to a compromise with Democratic congressional leaders once his veto of a $35 billion expansion of children’s health programs is sustained.

Democratic Leaders Hold Up Water Bill Until After Children's Health Veto Showdown
Democratic congressional leaders are holding back a $23.2 billion measure for water resources projects that President Bush has threatened to veto until after next week’s showdown over the president’s veto of a children’s health bill.

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