According to the McClatchy Newspapers
and the Hill
, there's a compromise brewing on S-CHIP. Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch, who support S-CHIP, met with the staffs of 38 House members to add tweaks to tighten up restrictions on illegal aliens, adults and income levels.
What's interesting is whether Randy Kuhl is one of the swing voters being courted. According to a DCCC press release, Kuhl was one of the authors of a letter to the President urging compromise on S-CHIP. I can't find the letter posted anywhere, so the details of the compromise Kuhl advocated are, for now, a bit of a mystery, and probably less important than the signal sent by the letter.
The Hill also reports that Kuhl is one of the members being targeted for yet another ad campaign by moveon.org
I should change the title of this blog to "S-CHIP Diaries".