Nov 25 2003

SHELBY APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT

By a vote of 54 - 44, H.R. 1, the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003 passed the United States Senate. Senator Shelby supported the bill and had the following statement about the bill:

“The passage of this important legislation will provide Alabama’s seniors with a prescription drug benefit within Medicare for the first time in history. I’m pleased the Senate passed this bill, and look forward to the President signing it into law.”