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AARP Thanks Congress for Keeping Medicare Fair, Overriding White House Veto
Date:7/15/2008

Bipartisan Bill Improves Low-Income Help and Boosts Quality through

National E-Prescribing, Helps Ensure Access to Doctors

AARP Illinois Key Vote News Alert

CHICAGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ATTENTION NEWS DESKS: AARP is recording House and Senate roll call votes on key issues throughout the 110th Congress, and informing its nearly 40 million members of the results of these key votes.

SUMMARY: Today the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate voted overwhelmingly to override a White House veto and pass important Medicare legislation. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act will improve Medicare's low-income programs, boost health care quality with a system of national e-prescribing, and help ensure the access of patients to their doctors.

ILLINOIS HOUSE VOTED YES TO PASS VOTED NO ON

MEDICARE BILL MEDICARE BILL

Rush, Bobby D-1 Not voting

Jackson, Jesse D-2 Yes

Lipinski, Dan D-3 Yes

Gutierrez, Luis D-4 Yes

Emanuel, Rahm D-5 Yes

Roskam, Peter R-6 Yes

Davis, Danny D-7 Not voting

Bean, Melissa D-8 Yes

Schakowsky, Janice D-9 Yes

Kirk, Mark R-10 Yes

Weller, Gerald R-11 Yes

Costello, Jerry D-12 Yes

Biggert, Judy R-13 Yes

Foster, Bill D-14 Yes

Johnson, Timothy R-15 Yes

Manzullo, Donald R-16 Yes

Hare, Phil D-17 Yes

LaHood, Ray R-18 Yes

Shimkus, John R-19 Yes

ILLINOIS SENATE

Durbin, Dick (D) Yes

Obama, Barack (D) Not voting

*Did not vote ** How a legislator votes on issues is only one factor in evaluating his or her legislative performance, which should also include such things as constituency services and committee work. '/>"/>

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