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2012-05-31 15:46:22

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com In a episode that could likely be filed under ℠election year politics´, Nebraska congressmen along with Nebraska Cattlemen, a beef industry advocacy group, filed a complaint against the EPA for their use of aerial surveillance to monitor the compliance of livestock operations in the Midwest. The bipartisan group of legislators who wrote the complaint letter included Reps. Adrian Smith (R), Jeff Fortenberry (R) and Lee Terry (R), as well as Sen....

Senate Democrats Uphold Contraception Coverage Mandate
2012-03-02 07:24:52

Senate Democrats struck down a “conscience” amendment on Thursday that would have allowed employers and religious groups to opt out of a new federal mandate requiring that health insurance plans include free contraceptive services. The Blunt amendment, sponsored by Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, would have allowed religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and other religious groups who objected to providing contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs...

2009-12-23 17:32:00

APPLETON, Wis., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Terri McCormick: In the rush to pass the so-called "healthcare reform bill," U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) stomped his feet and held his breath until he extracted his presents from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. One such gift exempts Nebraska from paying the $45 million increase in Medicaid imbursement costs. Nelson was the 60th Democrat to get his stocking stuffed. (Photo:...

2009-12-22 18:08:00

AUL Legal Team Documents Reveal Details on Mandatory Abortion Tax WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 4:45 pm today on the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska made the following statement: "...even though they [pro-life advocates] cannot constructively point out how it doesn't prohibit the use of federal funds or wall off those funds or keep them totally segregated. They just didn't like the language..." As a result of this statement, Dr....

2009-12-21 00:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early this morning, the U.S. Senate voted for cloture on the manager's amendment which includes abortion language that would force the federal government to pay premiums for private health plans that will cover any or all abortions while doing nothing to protect individual conscience rights. Beyond the issue of abortion, the legislation has a myriad of other problems including increasing taxes on families while singling out and penalizing...

2009-12-19 12:40:00

Calls on Senator Ben Nelson to Not Sell Out Pro-life Cause WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) released his long awaited "manager's amendment" with new language dealing with the abortion issue. The new language is being trumpeted as including an opt-out provision that actually makes the opt-out provision in the original bill worse by requiring the state to either cover all abortions or opt out of all abortions. This will make it...

2009-12-07 16:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement: "Today, Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) put the policy priorities of the U.S. Catholic bishops before the needs of women nationwide. Originally, Senator Nelson maintained that the abortion language in the healthcare bill was not a make-or-break factor in his vote. This week, however, he hardened his stance on the abortion language, stating that he would not vote for...

2009-12-07 12:54:00

Amendment precludes use of federal dollars for elective abortion coverage Bishops want Stupak-style House amendment included in Senate bill Oppose making people pay for other people's abortions WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops have voiced support for the Nelson-Hatch-Casey Amendment to the Senate health reform bill and have asked voters to back it. The bishops took the position in a Dec. 7 letter to all U.S. senators, after Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE), Orrin...

2009-11-19 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Senate Democrats introduced a new Senate version of health care reform that includes government funding for elective abortion. The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" authorizes the Secretary to include elective abortion in the public option and subsidize health plans in the government run exchange that cover elective abortion. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made...

2009-10-30 09:46:00

New :30 Second TV Ad Begins Airing Today ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the 60 Plus Association released a new TV ad targeting Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). The ad features members of our Greatest Generation begging Sen. Nelson not to cut Medicare to pay for health care reform. The :30 second TV ad will run in conjunction with a :60 second ad that began airing on Wednesday. See the ad at www.60plus.org or the Nebraska :30 second version at...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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