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2009-10-28 11:54:00

Petition asks Nelson to oppose any healthcare bill with tax increases WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) continued its pressure on Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) by releasing an online petition asking him to oppose the Senate healthcare bill because it violates the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The petition, found at www.nohealthcaretaxes.org, urges Sen. Nelson to be a "no" vote on any procedural votes and/or final passage votes on this...

2009-10-26 09:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Tax Reform has announced a series of ads aimed at encouraging Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) to oppose the Senate healthcare bill on the grounds that it violates his Taxpayer Protection Pledge. When Senator Nelson ran for the U.S. Senate, he made a written Pledge to his constituents and the American people to oppose any net income tax hikes. He is bound by that Pledge for the duration of his career as a senator. The Senate...

2009-10-08 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is pleased to announce that Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) will address AdvaMed 2009: The MedTech Conference during a plenary lunch on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Senator Nelson has been a vocal supporter of health care reform that increases patient access to quality, affordable health care. He also has been instrumental in...

2009-08-14 13:32:00

Visit by Lung Cancer Alliance Advocate, Kevin Atkinson, Spurs Action WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the support of Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) who has signed on as a cosponsor of a bill to establish the first ever multi-agency, comprehensive program targeted at lung cancer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) Entitled Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2009, S.332 authorizes a five year program to...

2009-06-11 17:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senator Ben Nelson for voting today to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to quickly send a final bill to...

2009-05-07 11:49:00

Report released following Nelson's controversial statements that he will oppose a public insurance option Nelson has taken $2 million in contributions from health and insurance industries WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-Neb.) ties to the health and insurance industries raises serious questions for Nebraska residents about their Senator's views on health care reform, according to a new report issued today by the nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group...

2008-10-02 12:03:39

By WESLEY JOHNSON PRESIDENT George Bush told Congress' lower house today that the state of America's troubled economy "demands" that it followed the Senate's lead and passed a Pounds 385 billion rescue package. Mr Bush said the Bill was "essential to the financial security of every American" after it was passed in the Senate by 74 votes to 25. The Senate stepped in and added more than $100 billion (Pounds 56.2bn) of sweeteners to the proposals after the Bill's surprise rejection by...

2008-09-22 06:00:17

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Snapfish by HP, the No. 1 online photo service, today announced its support for breast cancer awareness with the launch of the 2008 "Pink Gives" campaign. In tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Snapfish will feature exclusive Pink Gives products, including notepads, notebooks and customizable photo calendars at http://www.snapfish.com/pinkgives. Snapfish will donate 30 percent of all proceeds from the sale of "Pink...

2008-08-05 15:00:56

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 5--WASHINGTON -- Senators and House members know that one issue burns brighter than all others in constituents' minds right now. "It's gas prices," said Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb. Pain at the pump has dominated the teleconferences that Fortenberry holds with residents of the 1st Congressional District. Other Nebraska and Iowa lawmakers say that they have had the same experience and that the volume of letters and e-mails they get...

2008-08-02 03:00:28

By Robert Morris, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Aug. 2--South Carolina and other states should be able to decide whether to allow oil exploration off their coasts, and the federal government should play a greater role in promoting nuclear and other alternative forms of energy, according to a plan developed by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and nine other senators from both parties. The bill would end a federal ban on new offshore drilling more than 50 miles off the coast, but leave the...


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