Oct 6, 2007

Overriding the President

Medical News Today
Fri, 05 Oct 2007 6:28 AM PDT
The House on Wednesday won a procedural vote that allowed them to postpone until Oct. 18 a vote to override a veto of legislation that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP, CQ Today reports. President Bush vetoed the bill on Wednesday.

Read More...Democratic Leaders Schedule SCHIP Legislation Vote For Oct. 18 In Hopes Of Overriding President Bush's Veto

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2 comments:

Ted said...

I am not sure they have the votes in the House for an override. I am sure the Senate can do it.

I received a response to my letter to Senator Nelson today and posted it on my blog. I also received a general reply from my do nothing Congressman, but nothing from Senator Hagel.

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Carol said...

Hi Ted,
I think you are right based on this:
147 House Republicans have signed a pledge that they will vote to sustain a presidential veto on any spending bill. According to the Christian Science Monitor, if "those promises hold, that would be enough to prevent" a veto override for the SCHIP bill (Russell Chaddock, Christian Science Monitor, 10/4). Rank-and-file Democrats "aren't optimistic" that they will be able to override Bush's veto, according to CQ Today. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) said, "We're certainly trying hard to override it, and we hope that we can, but it's certainly not likely" (CQ Today, 10/3).