Members of the Senate voted 67-29 Thursday to approve H.R. 976, a compromise version of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act bill.
President Bush has threatened to veto the bill, arguing that it is too expensive and could crowd out private children’s insurance coverage.
Members of the House voted 265-159 to approve the bill Tuesday.
Current authorization for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire Sunday.