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The amendment that would have retained the status quo and prevented Americans from having a safe and legal process for accessing lower-priced prescription medications.
On the Amendment
12/15/2009
Senate Roll Call No. 378
111th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 56-43 (see complete tally)
This amendment was sponsored by Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ), Carper (D-DE) and Menendez (D-NJ) was put forward as an alternative importation amendment that would in reality have prevented importation -- it would have given the government unnecessary discretion to block the importation of safe, lower cost prescription drugs, despite the fact that strong safety provisions were already built into amendment #2793.  This would have preserved the status quo and prevented Americans from having a safe and legal process for accessing lower-priced prescription drugs.  Thankfully, this amendment, which needed 60 votes to pass, failed by a vote of 56-43


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 378
Votes For : 56
Votes Against : 43
Not Voting : 1

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