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January 30, 2009
By a vote of 66-32, the Senate yesterday passed legislation reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The bill (HR 2) is similar to legislation that passed the House on January 14, by a vote of 289-139. SCHIP reauthorization bills were vetoed by former President Bush in 2007 and 2008. The bill now goes back to the House for one last vote before being sent to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it into law soon.
The Senate-passed version of HR 2:
Click here for additional information on the new SCHIP reauthorization bill.