I’m hearing that JIm Marshall will vote to sustain the President’s veto on SCHIP because he thinks a better deal can be struck.
Also, in a separate conversation, I talked with Congressman Price. He thinks there are not enough votes to override the President’s veto. He also thinks that Congress could quickly reach an acceptable compromise solution once the veto is sustained.
[UPDATED:] They really won’t know until they vote, but Democrat and Republican staffers on the Hill both tell me that the House Democratic leadership is already beginning work on a revised SCHIP plan, expecting that the President’s veto will be sustained.