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AARP Disappointed By Senate Vote Against Lower Prescription Drug Prices
Date:12/15/2009

OCK LOWER-COST RX DRUGS BLOCK LOWER-COST RX DRUGS -------- ------------------------- ------------------------- Cardin, Ben X ----------- --- Mikulski, Barbara X ----------------- ---

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    things as constituency services and committee work.

"AARP is deeply disappointed that Senators Cardin and Mikulski both voted against lower prescription drug prices for their constituents," said Interim State Director Tiffany Lundquist. "With brand name drug prices rising at alarming rates, we hope they will further review the negative impact on the people of Maryland and reconsider their position."

Making prescription drugs more affordable has long been one of AARP's top priorities. The Dorgan-Snowe-McCain-Grassley-Stabenow importation amendment would have been a first step toward lowering the cost of medications in this country. AARP will continue to fight for this amendment and against the unnecessary roadblocks that could prevent its implementation.

AARP notified the 111th Congress that it was tracking roll call votes on key legislation important to its nearly 40 million members and reporting the outcomes of these votes to its members and all older Americans.

AARP members and all older Americans can see how their representatives voted on health care reform by going to www.aarp.org/governmentwatch. AARP's Government Watch is a one-stop online portal that will be tracking and publicizing every designated key vote on issues facing Americans age 50-plus. A "Key Vote Summary"
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