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2009-12-15 20:50:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: The U.S. Senate today rejected an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would have helped make prescription drugs more affordable by allowing for the safe and legal importation of lower priced drugs from abroad. The bipartisan amendment, endorsed by AARP and sponsored by Senators Dorgan, Snowe, McCain, Grassley and Stabenow, would have improved competition and helped to bring down the skyrocketing costs of...

2009-12-13 14:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to pass the spending bill, which includes the NADA-backed dealer rights provision: "NADA commends the Senate and House leaders who fought to keep the dealer rights amendment in the spending bill. We look forward to the President signing this into law soon. "The dealer rights provision will provide affected General Motors and...

2009-12-08 22:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the Automotive Trade Association Executives (ATAE) support the compromise agreed to this evening by House and Senate leaders in conference committee negotiations on an auto dealer rights' amendment, sponsored by Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, which will provide a fair process to address dealer concerns about the recent closures of General Motors and Chrysler dealerships. The compromise agreement...

2009-12-03 08:09:00

Online advertising campaign in Iowa and Washington, D.C. asks if health insurers are pulling the strings WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Campaign Action Fund, a national campaign finance watchdog group, named Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) its third "Insurance Puppet" in an online advertising campaign targeting Iowa and Washington, D.C. "Sen. Grassley has done all he can to derail passage of meaningful health care reform this year," said David Donnelly, Public Campaign...

2009-11-05 08:14:00

Iowa and national campaign finance watchdogs ask: Who does Grassley represent? WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) has raised $154,350 in campaign donations in the 3rd quarter of 2009 from health care interests, including $43,590 from health insurance interests, according to research conducted by the campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund. Grassley serves as the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which voted out a...

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2009-10-04 08:17:17

An amendment approved in the early hours of Friday allows changes that could lead to higher Medicare prescription drug premiums. Senator Chuck Grassley said that early Friday morning, during final hours of work on health care reform legislation, the Senate Finance Committee agreed to changes that are bad for seniors, veterans and workers. Grassley told the Associated Press: "Veteran's access to health care would be diminished, and workers wages could be garnished in the midst of growing...

2009-09-30 12:44:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in a vote of 10-13 in the Senate Finance Committee, the Hatch Amendment #C14 was defeated. The amendment would have explicitly prohibited federal funding and coverage of abortions. The Committee also voted down an amendment by Senator Hatch that would have prevented discrimination against any individual or entity who refused to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of...

2009-09-22 10:38:00

$30M in Industry Money Clouding Debate, Says Consumer Watchdog WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health care industry and its lobbyists have hosted at least 130 fundraisers this year for members of Congress who sit on the five key committees responsible for crafting a health care overhaul, according to an analysis released today by the nonpartisan Consumer Watchdog. Health industry PACs and individuals donated $30.7 million to members of those committees over the same...

2009-08-19 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement regarding a public option and healthcare reform: "There is no option when it comes to reforming America's ailing healthcare system. We must do it. And there is no option for inclusion of a public plan. We must have it. Real reform requires real choice. A public option provides consumers a critical alternative to private plans. "When Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Olympia...

2009-08-07 11:33:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The differences between the House and Senate health care reform bills aren't just for wonky policy experts," say former Chief of Staff to the House Aging Committee Bob Weiner and Analyst Jordan Osserman. "They translate to real differences in Americans' lives." In an op-ed column in today's Palm Beach Post, "THE PROGNOSIS FOR REFORM," Weiner and Osserman contend, "With no public option, the Senate Finance bill, developed by Republicans and...


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