House Passes Drug Bill

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The Mississippi delegation was split Friday on a Republican-backed prescription drug bill that passed the House of Representatives.

Cong. Chip Pickering voted for the bill that would provide drugs for low-income seniors for $5.00 or less.

Supporters say that would cover 55 percent of the nation's seniors.

Pickering said the bill is a good one, but his Democrat opponent in this year's congressional race, Cong. Ronnie Shows, voted against the bill.

Shows called the bill "deceitful", and says a prescription drug bill should cover everyone. He had sponsored a different version of a prescription drug bill.