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 ObamaFrench fans to Obama: Run for president here Will CPAC denounce Putin's war against democracy? Obama lawyers team up to fight Trump 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