calls on Heller to override veto | calls on Heller to override veto

The political action group is urging congressional Republicans nationwide to join Democrats and override President Bush’s veto of Schip, the children’s health insurance legislation.

They’ve scheduled a rally outside the Nevada Capitol this afternoon to ask Rep. Dean Heller of Carson City, who represents northern Nevada in the House of Representatives, to join in the override.

“In only his fourth veto ever, (Bush) blocked health care coverage for millions of uninsured ” and mostly poor ” kids,” officials said in annoucing the rallies around the country. “We need just 15 more Republicans in Congress to break with Bush to override the veto.”

The popular program was created to provide health insurance to the children of the country’s working poor. Bush objected to the bill’s expansion of that program to provide health coverage to 10 million children from the 6 million it now serves.