Here’s my first IAB diary. This is a collaborative effort. I am going to try to post as much as I have and keep updating this as I go. Positive suggestions and critiques only, please.
DemFromCT is all over this one, so this is great, but let’s get more specific.
Democratic leaders scheduled the showdown for Oct. 18 to allow two weeks for pressure to build on Republicans. A union-led organization said it would spend more than $3 million trying to influence the outcome.
Still working on finding out exactly how many votes are needed in each house of Congress to win this, and what we know about who’s voting how. If you have that available, post in comments and let me know. I’ll update.
Here are Dems in the House who voted against the bill who we can start to pressure for the veto override.
Jim Marshall (D)
Baron Hill (D)
Gene Taylor (D)
Bob Etheridge (D)
Mike McIntyre (D)
Dan Boren (D)
Kathy Castor (D)
Dennis Kucinich (Duh)
Call the capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121
If you have info on statements since yesterday on the veto override, post it and I’ll update.
Some other blogposts with info on positions on SCHIP:
More to come as I get info. I’m gonna crosspost this to see if I can get info from Kossacks.