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Frist/Hastert accept foreign donations and put Americans at risk.


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Aug 27, 2005
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On Sunday night, Frist and Hastert inserted an stealth provision into the 2006 Defense Appropriations spending report “that protects vaccine manufacturers from product liability claims in the event of a viral pandemic, such as one caused by avian flu.” But not only is this provision unrelated to defense appropriations spending, it was inserted after conferees had signed off on the report and will benefit foreign-owned corporations:

Observers familiar with the procedural history of conference reports said that they were unaware of any precedent for inserting language after conferees had signed off on the report. … If the law is applied as Frist and other supporters intend, it will represent enormous financial relief for a small group of largely foreign-owned pharmaceutical companies that have worked to promote vaccine liability protection.

Sanofi Pasteur, one of the corporations set to gain from Frist’s provision, has given $5,000 to the senator’s PAC.

In a late-night move that could be worth billions of dollars to a small group of major drug manufacturers, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) inserted language into the fiscal year 2006 Defense Department spending conference report.

Seems like campaign donations from FOREIGN COUNTRIES makes these leaders sacrifice the health and safety of Americans AGAIN. Shame on these foreign lackeys that their party has chosen to run the two chambers of Congress.

Now, perhaps my memory is somewhat failing, but want there a big bruhaha in a recent election about getting campaign donations from foreign countries? Such hypocrisy these repugnicans are now showing.
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