We called Rep. Mike Ross’ congressional office in Washington D.C. yesterday, and one of his staffers told us that Ross “opposes the healthcare bill in its current form.” This is great news, of course—and I know that your phone calls and e-mails have had a positive impact. But we cannot take this gain for granted.
Arkansans are not pleased. According to a recent poll by Talk Business, public support for the lottery is decidedly mixed—and even leaning to the negative side. The poll was conducted July 13-15 by telephone with 600 likely Arkansas voters, and the results are quite telling.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) recently questioned Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) about the Kennedy health reform bill—and whether a new provision would include abortion providers—in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Sen. Mikulski confirmed that the bill “would include Planned Parenthood clinics” and “any service deemed medically necessary or medically appropriate.”