August 02, 2007 | Vote 307
H R 976

H R 976

 
Yes 68

50

18

No 31

31

Not voting: 1

About this vote

On Passage of the Bill

In this 68 to 31 vote the Senate passed an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The bill also passed the House by a vote of 265 to 159. The bill increases total funding for the program to $60 billion over the next five years and provides health insurance for 9 million currently uninsured American children. The $7 billion yearly expansions were a major sticking point for the White House and ultimately lead to the fourth presidential veto from the Bush administration. The measure is a key agenda item for the Democratic majority in Congress, and Democratic leaders have vowed to push for a veto override, which would require a two-thirds vote. White House press secretary Dana Perino criticized Democrats for sending the president a bill she said they knew would be dead on arrival. “They made their political point,” Perino said. The White House contended that the 61-cent increase in the federal tobacco tax would not be able to recoup the required funds needed to fund the bill. White House officials also argued the measure would push millions of children already covered by private health insurance into publicly financed health care program

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(1, 0, 0)
P Name State
D Akaka Daniel Akaka
HI
R Alexander Andrew Alexander
TN
D Baucus Max Baucus
MT
D Bayh Birch Bayh
IN
D Biden Joseph Biden
DE
D Bingaman Jesse Bingaman
NM
R Bond Christopher Bond
MO
D Boxer Barbara Boxer
CA
D Brown Sherrod Brown
OH
D Byrd Robert Byrd
WV
D Cantwell Maria Cantwell
WA
D Cardin Benjamin Cardin
MD
D Carper Thomas Carper
DE
D Casey Robert Casey
PA
D Clinton Hillary Clinton
NY
R Coleman Norman Coleman
MN
R Collins Susan Collins
ME
D Conrad Kent Conrad
ND
R Corker Robert Corker
TN
D Dodd Christopher Dodd
CT
R Domenici Pietro Domenici
NM
D Dorgan Byron Dorgan
ND
D Durbin Richard Durbin
IL
D Feingold Russell Feingold
WI
D Feinstein Dianne Feinstein
CA
R Grassley Charles Grassley
IA
D Harkin Thomas Harkin
IA
R Hatch Orrin Hatch
UT
R Hutchison Kathyrn Hutchison
TX
D Inouye Daniel Inouye
HI
D Kennedy Edward Kennedy
MA
D Kerry John Kerry
MA
D Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar
MN
D Kohl Herbert Kohl
WI
D Landrieu Mary Landrieu
LA
D Lautenberg Frank Lautenberg
NJ
D Leahy Patrick Leahy
VT
D Levin Carl Levin
MI
D Lieberman Joseph Lieberman
CT
D Lincoln Blanche Lincoln
AR
R Lugar Richard Lugar
IN
D McCaskill Claire McCaskill
MO
D Menéndez Robert Menéndez
NJ
D Mikulski Barbara Mikulski
MD
R Murkowski Lisa Murkowski
AK
D Murray Patty Murray
WA
D Nelson Clarence Nelson
FL
D Nelson Earl Nelson
NE
D Obama Barack Obama
IL
D Pryor Mark Pryor
AR
D Reed John Reed
RI
D Reid Harry Reid
NV
R Roberts Charles Roberts
KS
D Rockefeller John Rockefeller
WV
D Salazar Kenneth Salazar
CO
D Sanders Bernard Sanders
VT
D Schumer Charles Schumer
NY
R Smith Gordon Smith
OR
R Snowe Olympia Snowe
ME
R Specter Arlen Specter
PA
D Stabenow Deborah Stabenow
MI
R Stevens Theodore Stevens
AK
R Sununu John Sununu
NH
D Tester Jon Tester
MT
R Warner John Warner
VA
D Webb James Webb
VA
D Whitehouse Sheldon Whitehouse
RI
D Wyden Ronald Wyden
OR
P Name State
R Allard Alan Allard
CO
R Barrasso John Barrasso
WY
R Bennett Robert Bennett
UT
R Brownback Samuel Brownback
KS
R Bunning James Bunning
KY
R Burr Richard Burr
NC
R Chambliss Clarence Chambliss
GA
R Coburn Thomas Coburn
OK
R Cochran William Cochran
MS
R Cornyn John Cornyn
TX
R Craig Larry Craig
ID
R Crapo Michael Crapo
ID
R DeMint James DeMint
SC
R Dole Elizabeth Dole
NC
R Ensign John Ensign
NV
R Enzi Michael Enzi
WY
R Graham Lindsey Graham
SC
R Gregg Judd Gregg
NH
R Hagel Charles Hagel
NE
R Inhofe James Inhofe
OK
R Isakson Johnny Isakson
GA
R Kyl Jon Kyl
AZ
R Lott Chester Lott
MS
R Martinez Melquiades Martinez
FL
R McCain John McCain
AZ
R McConnell Addison McConnell
KY
R Sessions Jefferson Sessions
AL
R Shelby Richard Shelby
AL
R Thune John Thune
SD
R Vitter David Vitter
LA
R Voinovich George Voinovich
OH
P Name State
D Johnson Timothy Johnson
SD