Sick Kids? What Sick Kids?
Oct. 18, 2007 House Democrats fell short of the two-third's majority needed to override President Bush's veto of a bill expanding health-care coverage for children, which would be funded largely by tobacco taxes. The 273-156 vote split the president's party as 44 of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in support of the measure. Democrats could come back again to the floor in a matter of weeks with a substitute package tailored to win over more Republican support. (See here for more)
And to the kids, let them drink cough syrup.