Saturday, April 25, 2009

Senate Republicans Once Again Block Action on Drug Company Immunity Bills

The Senate Democrats tried to force a vote on the drug company immunity bills, and once again the Senate Republicans obstucted movement on the legislation.

LANSING- Senate Democrats today continued to fight for Michigan victims of harmful prescription drugs as they moved to take up the House-passed legislation to end drug immunity for companies whose products kill or injure patients. Victims looked on from the gallery and were forced to wait even longer for justice as Senate Republicans continued to stonewall the effort to repeal the law.

“We should be leading the country in consumer protection, not voting against it,” said Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing). “By failing to support this legislation, Senate Republicans are taking away a basic human right and ultimately telling Michigan victims that they are second-class citizens who don’t deserve justice when they or their loved ones are harmed or killed by the misconduct of drug companies.”

This time, some folks who have been harmed from these products were looking on from the gallery as the Republicans did this. Must see video from Gretchen Whitmer:

Ballot proposal, anyone?