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October 25, 2006: Congresswoman Carson Urges FDA to Publish Guidance on Prescription Drug Labeling
Washington, D.C - Congresswoman Julia Carson sent a letter to the FDA urging the agency to strengthen its regulations for the packaging and labeling of prescription drugs. The letter is in response to the recent tragic deaths of three infants at Methodist Hospital due to an accidental drug overdose. Senators Lugar and Bayh signed onto the letter, as did fellow Indiana Representatives Burton and Visclosky and four other House members. Below is the text of the letter. Click here to read more
9/22/06: Carson Votes to Protect Military Personnel Finances
Yesterday, Congresswoman Carson voted in favor of S. 418, the Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act. S. 418 targets financial services and insurance companies that prey upon service men and women. It bans the sale of certain financial products on military bases at home and overseas and also requires that Federal regulators meet twice a year to monitor enforcement of standards established in this legislation.
9/13/06: Opening Statement Delivered at Transportation Committee Investigation of Prudhoe Bay Oil Spill
Over the past few years, BP has devoted a great deal of time and money towards promoting its image as an environmentally responsible company. I’ve seen the TV advertisements in which BP brags that it is “the biggest investor in new U.S. energy development.” Yet, for years, BP has failed to adequately invest in its own pipelines and has been grossly negligent. It has not lived up to the image it has spent so much money creating.