May 4, 2009
In great news to start off the week, Congressional Quarterly’s Kathleen Hunter is reporting that Senator Charles Grassley will likely hold onto his position on the US Senate Finance Committee until 2011.
“Grassley said last week that he preferred to remain as the top Republican on the Finance panel for the remainder of the 111th Congress but might reconsider if something was “going to happen in the interim” that would keep him from taking over the top Judiciary post in 2011,” she wrote.
“Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will take over the top Republican spot on the Judiciary Committee for the remainder of the 111th Congress and then yield to Charles E. Grassley of Iowa in 2011, under a deal reached between the two, a senior GOP aide confirmed Monday,” Hunter reports.
This news has to be a big let down for Big Pharma and all the hangers-on whose financial dealings with drug and device companies have come under the microscope through Grassley’s relentless investigations.
It’s been a busy week…
Oh, if these walls could talk. Some good news for homeowners who have found themselves victims of Chinese drywall. The Chinese drywall fiasco is generating a lot of activity, including a class action lawsuit filed on April 24th, by a couple in Florida against Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, and 84 Lumber. The suit alleges the companies sold sulphur-contaminated drywall and timber. Ironically, the products were touted as being ‘green’. Read the rest of this entry »
In what could be the best news in years for certain FDA officials, Big Pharma and drug company funded front groups, The Hill is reporting that Senator Charles Grassley is considering leaving his high ranking post on the US Senate Finance Committee to become the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read the rest of this entry »
Katherine Stone’s website, Postpartum Progress, serves as one of the most prolific disease mongering campaigns on the internet in support of the Mothers Act legislation, coming up for vote in the US Senate in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »
On April 21, 2009, the Miami Herald reported that a 7-year-old boy in Florida, Gabriel Myers, had committed suicide by hanging himself with a detachable shower head in a bathroom of the foster care home he was placed in three weeks earlier. Read the rest of this entry »