The final vote was 273 - 156, 16 votes short of the necessary 2/3 to override Bush's veto. Democrats Jim Marshall and Gene Taylor crossing the aisle
October 17, 2007

The final vote was 273 - 156, 16 votes short of the necessary 2/3 to override Bush's veto. Democrats Jim Marshall and Gene Taylor crossing the aisle to vote against SCHIP and 44 Republicans voting for SCHIP (which is one less than the initial vote).

I've included the roll call at the above link and there's a widget on the right margin of the page to contact Congress. If you're so inclined, you may want to ask those 156 representatives why they hate poor, sick kids. Because believe me, whether or not we have SCHIP, we ALL pay for the care of these children when they have health care needs.

Keep in mind, the cost of the expanded SCHIP program is what we pay in Iraq in THREE WEEKS.

UPDATE: House Democrats vow to insist on covering 10 Million Children

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