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AARP Idaho Key Vote News Alert
Date:11/8/2009

er legislative performance, which should also include such things as constituency services and committee work.

"It's disappointing that Representatives Minnick and Simpson voted against this bill and the opportunity to fix our health care system," said Jim Wordelman, State Director for AARP in Idaho. "When millions of older Americans are struggling to afford quality insurance and millions of seniors must choose between their prescriptions and other necessities, we know this legislation must move forward. We hope they will reconsider their votes when a health care bill returns to the House for final approval."

AARP notified the 111th Congress that it was tracking roll call votes on key legislation important to its nearly 40 million members and reporting the outcomes of these votes back to its members.

"When Americans understand the issues and where their lawmakers stand, they can make smart decisions," added Wordelman. "AARP will be there to give our members, as well as all Americans, the most accurate information we can."

AARP members can see how their representatives voted on health care reform by going to www.aarp.org/governmentwatch. AARP's Government Watch is a one-stop online portal that will be tracking and publicizing every designated key vote on issues facing Americans age 50-plus. A "Key Vote Summary" highlighting votes on these issues will be published at the end of each congressional session.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.5 mil
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