Thursday, October 05, 2006

Debate on CNN this morning, 8:30am 10/5

Combating Autism Act Debate on CNN Thursday, Oct. 5

Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sponsor of the Combating Autism Act
(S.843), and Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) will appear live on CNN on
Thursday, October 5 at 8:30 am EST/7:30 am CST/5:30 am PST on American
Morning to discuss the Combating Autism Act. The bill passed by unanimous
consent in the Senate August 3. Congressman Barton, Chairman of the House
Energy and Commerce Committee, refuses to release the bill from his
committee despite support for the bill from a majority of members of the
The Combating Autism Act of 2006 builds on the provisions of the
Children's Health Act of 2000 and would authorize approximately $920
in federal funds over five years to combat autism through research,
screening, intervention and education.
Autism advocate observers contend that Santorum and Barton are in
cahoots with the Republican leadership to kill the CAA under pressure from
the Pharma lobby. See if you can spot the two kicking each other under
table. -LS.

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