The same president that said this...
(Yes, on different occasions he did actually say those things.)
This is how the voting went in the Senate
and the House of Representatives.
You can read more about SCHIP at vote-smart.org
. I thought that this short NPR article, "A Primer on the Vetoed SCHIP Bill",
explained the matter very succinctly.The Guardian
points out that this is only the fourth time that Bush has used his presidential veto in seven years - to block legislation that would have given health insurance to millions of poor American children.
Republicans fear that the veto could hurt their prospects in next year's elections. Hopefully they are concerned about the six million kids, as well.