The roll call for the SCHIP veto override indicates that the vote for the California delegation was similar, but even more partisan. Last time, Rep. Watson (D) and Rep. Herger (R) essentially abstained. This time, they voted predictably.
The final result: 273-156 in the whole Congress, 35-18 among Californians. California’s Democratic representatives all voted for SCHIP, as did only one Republican representative, Cong. Mary Bono; The rest of California’s Republican delegation voted not to override the President’s veto.
Again, as we pointed out a few weeks ago, many other high-cost states, especially on the East Coast like New York and New Jersey, had many more of their Republican members support their state SCHIP programs.
Here’s the full list of the California YES votes on H.R.976:
Democrats: Joe Baca, Xavier Becerra, Howard Berman, Lois Capps, Dennis Cardoza, Jim Costa, Susan Davis, Anna Eshoo, Sam Farr, Bob Filner, Jane Harman, Mike Honda, Tom Lantos, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Doris Matsui, Jerry McNerney, George Miller, Grace Napolitano, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Laura Richardson, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Loretta Sanchez, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Hilda Solis, Pete Stark, Linda Sánchez, Ellen Tauscher, Mike Thompson, Maxine Waters, Diane Watson, Henry Waxman, Lynn Woolsey
Republicans: Mary Bono
The NO votes:
Republicans: Brian Bilbray, Ken Calvert, John Campbell, John Doolittle, David Dreier, Elton Gallegly, Wally Herger, Duncan Hunter, Darrell Issa, Jerry Lewis, Daniel Lungren, Kevin McCarthy, Buck McKeon, Gary Miller, Devin Nunes, George Radanovich, Dana Rohrabacher, Edward Royce