H.R. 1424: To amend section 712 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 2705 of the Public Health Service Act, section 9812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment, and for other purposes.
451 PAGES, up from the H.R. 3997′s 110 and the original’s 3.
Senators Voting “Nay” on Federal Intervention in the Financial Markets: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008:
Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY), Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD), Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Both of the senators from the state of New Jersey where I am a resident voted in the affirmative. They’ve already received emails indicating my displeasure with their actions.
To Frank Lautenberg:
I am disappointed by your vote in the affirmative on H.R. 1424. I will be doing what I can to to assure you are not reelected in November.
“We will not let this economy fail” -Senator Reid
“This bill creates jobs here at home.” -Senator Reid
“Inaction is not an option.” -Senator Reid
“America I hope saw Congress, the United States Senate, acting as the forbearers and the Founders intended it to act.” -Senator Dodd