Veto Override Expected To Fail

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 9:09 pm
By: News On 6

CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- It looks like President Bush's veto of a children's health-insurance bill will stand.

Despite weeks of maneuvering, House Democratic leaders say they may only have a handful of new votes for expanding a children's health insurance program by 35 billion dollars.

It's not nearly enough to prevail in tomorrow's vote to override.

The bipartisan plan to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program passed the Senate with a veto-proof majority. But in the House, about two dozen lawmakers would have to change their votes to override a veto.

Meanwhile, Bush appointed a team today to try to work with congressional leaders on a compromise bill.