Canadian Drugs

5.6.07

 

On May 3, 2007, Pete Domenici voted against allowing Americans to purchase prescription drugs from Canada.  The vote was a cloture motion on the Dorgan Amendment #990 to S.1082, “Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments of 2007”.

 

The vote was 63 yeas to 28 nays, placing Pete in the bottom third of his class.  The vote also triggers two questions.

 

1.  Following on the heels of Pete’s vote against allowing Medicare to bargain for better drug prices, exactly how much drug money does Pete expect to collect this election cycle?

 

2.  Does Pete only support “free trade” when it helps large corporations?  When free trade means an elderly widow in Belen with a heart condition being able to purchase her prescription in Canada at half the cost, it doesn’t apply?