I'm not liveblogging it because I find it all ridiculous. There are already poor families covered by this program. The debate is over whether it should be expanded even further to basically cover middle-class children who aren't poor at all. The House debate is on SCHIP and the vote to override President Bush's veto of the bill. They are not expected to have enough votes to override his veto, so this bill is essentially dead.
I would however like to point out this nice display by Representative Steve King though - a champion against illegal immigration - who points out what SCHIP really stands for.
Illegals and their
Dan Riehl tells us what Republicans should do
Ruth also has a great in-depth look into SCHIP - including who qualifies for it - in her entry where she confronted Senator Bob Casey
You can get live blogging commentary over at Michelle Malkin and Captain's Quarters.
The override of Bush's veto of the SCHIP bill failed 273-156. It needed 2/3 majority.