Bishop Matthew Clark has already signed a letter urging Republican Representatives Randy Kuhl and Tom Reynolds to support a bill to expand the program.
President Bush says the plan would be too expensive. Congress voted to expand the program, adding $4 million needy children to the $6 million already covered. President Bush vetoed the plan which would cost $35 billion over the next five years. Democrats are trying to overturn the veto, but are 14 votes short.