The President vetoed the SCHIP bill, the $35 billion dollar plan to help pay for health insurance for millions of children just over the poverty line. So how did Alabama's congressional delegation come down on the issue before it was vetoed? It was strictly by party affiliation.
Republican Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions voted no. As did Republican Congressmen Robert Aderholt, Spencer Bachus, Joe Bonner, Terry Everett and Mike Rogers. The states two democrats Congressmen Bud Cramer and Artur Davis both voted for the plan.