Bush’s second child insurance veto stands
Washington Post, January 24, 2008
House Democrats have again failed to override President Bush's veto of a proposed $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The vote left backers of the legislation about 15 votes short of the two-thirds majority of lawmakers voting necessary for an override. Democrats had argued that the nation's current economic troubles made expanding SCHIP--which provides subsidized health insurance to children of the working poor--all the more important.