Thursday, October 25, 2007

NEWS: SCHIP Vote Update

After a day long House session, which include multiple motions to adjourn, a vote finally occurred on the new compromise SCHIP legislation. Here are the number 265 votes in support and 142 against. How did North Carolina's Representatives vote? All of our Democratic Representatives voted in support of the legislation. All of our Republican Representatives votes against the legislation. This reflected the overall vote in the House with the majority of Democrats voting for the legislation and a majority of Republicans voting against the legislation. The vote did not garner the necessary two thirds votes required to override a veto. President Bush did announce earlier in the day that he would veto this new compromise legislation. This bill will now move to the Senate.

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