After the House of Representatives this afternoon passed a $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) this afternoon, President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOvernight Tech: GOP faces backlash over internet privacy repeal | AT&T lands .5B contract for first responder network | Tech knocks Trump climate order Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate Intel holds Russia hearing | WH struggles to respond to latest Nunes development | Trump extends Obama cyber threat order Overnight Energy: Greens sue Trump over Keystone XL | House passes EPA science bill MORE praised the measure and pledged to sign it should the Senate put it on his desk.

"In this moment of crisis, ensuring that every child in America has access to affordable health care is not just good economic policy, but a moral obligation we hold as parents and citizens. That is why I