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Coburn: No Viagra for Rapists, Child Molesters

The list of amendments that Republicans are hoping will derail the health reconciliation bill moving through the Senate this week is an entertaining read, if

Alberto Thompson
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Mar 24, 2010

The list of amendments that Republicans are hoping will derail the health reconciliation bill moving through the Senate this week is an entertaining read, if only because it so clearly illustrates the GOP’s strategy of forcing Democrats to go on the record to vote against some pretty odd things.

The best amendment so far is a proposal from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) “prohibiting coverage of Viagra for child molesters and rapists.”

Why just Viagra, and not everything in the erectile-dysfunction family? Because he knows it won’t pass, and because Viagra would create a much better jingle than Sildenafil. You can already see the ads on the campaign trail: “Democrats voted to sustain the steady flow of Viagra to child molesters — with taxpayer dollars!”

More amendments after the jump:

  • David Vitter (La.): To repeal the government takeover of health care. (#3553)
  • Vitter: Prohibiting use of funds to fund the Associate of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). (#3554)
  • Coburn: To require that each new bureaucrat added to any department or agency of the Federal Government for the purpose of implementing the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be offset by a reduction of 1 existing bureaucrat at such department or agency.  (#3557)
  • Coburn: To help the President keep his promise that Americans who like the health care coverage they have now can keep it. (#3559)
  • Coburn: To require all Members of Congress to read a bill prior to casting a vote on the bill. (#3566)
  • Robert Bennett (Utah): To protect the democratic process and the right of the people of the District of Columbia to define marriage. (#3568)
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