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An amendment to provide for the importation of prescription drugs
On the Amendment
12/15/2009
Senate Roll Call No. 377
111th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 51-48 (see complete tally)
The amendment, sponsored by Sens. Dorgan (D-N.D.), Snowe (R-ME), McCain (R-AZ.), Grassley (R-IA), and Stabenow (D-MI), would have allowed for the safe and legal importation of lower-priced prescription drugs from abroad. The amendment would have legalized the importation of FDA-approved medications from certain countries beginning with Canada, imposed strict safety standards to prevent drug counterfeiting, and included important provisions to prevent potential trade obstructions.  Unfortunately, since 60 were needed for passage, the amendment was defeated by a vote of 51-49.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 377
Votes For : 51
Votes Against : 48
Not Voting : 1

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