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2009-06-10 10:06:00

Bills in U.S. Senate & House will help eliminate barriers that discourage doctors from ordering life-saving tests WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late yesterday U.S. Senators Arlen Specter (PA) and Ron Wyden (OR) introduced legislation that will improve access to life-saving diagnostic tests for patients who might otherwise be denied. The Patient Access to Critical Lab Tests Act (S. 1220) will eliminate the complicated Medicare billing regulations which discourage...

2009-06-01 11:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.) will speak to more than 250 providers of home medical equipment and services during the American Association for Homecare Washington Legislative Conference, June 2-3, 2009 at the Capital Hilton. During the week, homecare providers attending the conference will recommend that Congress institute fundamental reforms to Medicare policy for durable medical equipment and improve Medicare...

2009-05-19 07:57:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Arlen Specter had to withdraw as a speaker at a conference on "Libel Lawfare" hosted by the Middle East Forum (http://www.meforum.org/) today in Washington, D.C., along with the Federalist Society, the Center for National Security Law and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. In light of an inaccurate and misleading press release issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, several points need to be...

2009-04-29 11:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today issued the following statement in response to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter's announcement that he has joined the Democratic Party: "I welcome Senator Specter to the Democratic Party. He is a strong leader who has done great work on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania regardless of their political affiliation. "Arlen Specter did not leave the Republican Party -- the Republican Party left him. Today's...

2009-04-28 14:32:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Senator Arlen Specter (?-Penn) switched political parties from Republican to Democrat. Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President of FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council, had this to say: "Senator Specter's actions today come as no surprise. To paraphrase an old saying, 'if it looks like a donkey, quacks like a donkey and votes like a donkey - then it is probably a donkey.' This holds true for Senator Specter and the...

2009-04-22 10:22:00

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Measure to Protect Lives and Preserve Independence of Blind Americans WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) today introduced a bill, S. 841, intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology. The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 requires the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study on how to protect the blind...

2009-02-18 14:53:00

Divided We Fail Holds Rare Town Hall Meeting With U.S. Senator Arlen Specter on the Urgent Need to Fix Rising Health Care Costs PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania, Business Roundtable, National Federation of Independent Business, and the Service Employees International Union held a town hall meeting today on the need for health reform with U.S. Senator Arlen Specter in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center. While in Philadelphia, Senator Specter...

2009-02-11 12:58:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by AARP Pennsylvania: WHO: AARP will host a town hall meeting with U.S. Senator Arlene Specter. WHAT: Participants will express their views on how rising health costs are affecting their families, businesses, and communities. And, they will hear from Senator Specter on the prospects for bipartisan action on America's health care problems under a new Administration and Congress. WHEN: Wednesday, February 18,...

2008-07-15 18:00:42

Sen. Arlen Specter has completed his last scheduled round of chemotherapy. He says he plans to celebrate with a martini and dinner with friends. The 78-year-old Republican from Pennsylvania traveled to Washington on Monday after receiving the 12th and final dose at a Philadelphia hospital. He worked all day, as he has throughout the three-month regimen. Specter learned in April that he had an early recurrence of Hodgkin's disease, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. He was treated...

2008-06-17 21:00:17

A coalition of conservation and community groups is calling on Congress to force coal companies to pay the U.S. government mining royalties. The Pennsylvania AML Campaign, comprised of 200 groups, has urged U.S. Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa., to strike language inserted into an unrelated tax bill that would mandate refunds of what it calls excise taxes on exported coal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday. The newspaper reported that U.S. coal exports...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'