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Thursday, October 18, 2007

House fails to override children's insurance veto

By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)
-- The House of Representatives failed on Thursday to override President Bush's veto of a proposal to expand funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program by $35 billion, more than doubling the program.

The vote, 273-to-156 in favor of the override, missed the two-thirds of votes needed to override the veto. Among "yeas" were 229 Democrats and 44 Republicans. Voting against the override were 154 Republicans and two Democrats: Jim Marshall, D-Ga., and Gene Taylor, D-Miss. See how the House members voted.

Because the House failed to override, the Senate will not take up the matter.

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