Constituent Services
Higgins Responds to Failure of SCHIP Veto Override
October 18, 2007

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) issued the following statement today after the vote to override President Bush’s veto of S-CHIP legislation failed by a vote of 273-156.


“I am deeply disappointed that the House barely missed the 2/3 majority required to override President Bush’s veto of healthcare for 10 million American children today.  Since President Bush vetoed this crucial legislation two weeks ago, the overwhelming majority of Americans have supported the children’s health insurance program and an override of the President’s veto.  Despite this broad public support, some of my colleagues chose to vote against this much-needed safety net to our nation’s most vulnerable children.  I intend to continue to fight to get these children the healthcare they need and deserve."

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