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Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003

In 2003, the battle to pass the Medicare bill was fought until the end. George W. Bush’s flawed Medicare Prescription Drug Part D program would force seniors into unreliable, uncertain private insurance plans for their drug coverage, put all Medicare coverage on the road to privatization, and would prompt employers to drop retiree benefits for more than 2 million seniors.

A House-Senate conference committee dominated by Republicans produced the bill, which was quickly brought up for debate in the House. On November 22, the bill narrowly passed by a vote of 220-215 after an unprecedented three-hour roll call (votes normally last 15 minutes) with Republican leaders arm-twisting colleagues into voting for the flawed legislation.

Senate Democrats waged an unsuccessful battle to stop passage of the bill, which ultimately passed by a vote of 54-44 on November 25. President Bush signed the bill into law in December 2003.

Stop The Mugging Of America’s Seniors

Tell your congressman the only way to help seniors who have worked long and hard for a secure retirement is to completely overhaul the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Take Action here.


How Did Your Elected Officials Vote on the 2003 Medicare Law?

U.S. House Of Representatives

Members voting YEA for the flawed Medicare bill. Republicans listed in bold text, Democrats listed in italicized text. State abbreviation and or first names are used to distinguish identical or similar names.

Aderholt
Alexander
Bachus
Baker
Ballenger
Bartlett (MD)
Barton (TX)
Bass
Beauprez
Bereuter
Biggert
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blunt
Boehlert
Boehner
Bonilla
Bonner
Bono
Boozman
Boucher
Boyd
Bradley (NH)
Brady (TX)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Burgess
Burns
Burr
Buyer
Calvert
Camp
Cannon
Cantor
Capito
Carson (OK)
Carter
Castle
Chocola
Coble
Cole
Collins
Cox
Cramer
Crane
Crenshaw
Cubin
Cunningham
Davis (TN)
Davis, Jo Ann
Davis, Tom
Deal (GA)
DeLay
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Dooley (CA)
Doolittle
Dreier
Duncan
Dunn
Ehlers
English
Everett
Ferguson
Fletcher
Foley
Forbes
Fossella
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Gerlach
Gibbons
Gilchrest
Gillmor
Gingrey
Goode
Goodlatte
Goss
Granger
Graves
Green (WI)
Greenwood
Hall
Harris
Hart
Hastert
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Hayworth
Hefley
Hensarling
Herger
Hobson
Hoekstra
Houghton
Hulshof
Hunter
Hyde
Isakson
Issa
Istook
Janklow
Jenkins

John
Johnson (CT)
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Keller

Kelly
Kennedy (MN)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kirk
Kline
Knollenberg
Kolbe

LaHood
Latham
LaTourette
Leach
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
Linder
LoBiondo
Lucas (OK)
Manzullo

Marshall
Matheson

McCotter
McCrery
McHugh
McInnis
McKeon
Mica
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Murphy
Myrick
Nethercutt
Neugebauer
Ney
Northup
Nunes
Nussle
Osborne
Ose
Otter
Oxley
Pearce

Peterson (MN)
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Pickering
Pitts
Platts
Pombo
Pomeroy
Porter
Portman
Pryce (OH)
Putnam
Quinn
Radanovich
Ramstad
Regula
Rehberg
Renzi
Reynolds
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Saxton
Schrock
Scott (GA)
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shaw
Shays
Sherwood
Shimkus
Shuster
Simmons
Simpson
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Souder
Stearns

Stenholm
Sullivan
Sweeney
Tauzin
Taylor (NC)
Terry
Thomas
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Turner (OH)
Upton
Vitter
Walden (OR)
Walsh
Weldon (FL)
Weldon (PA)
Weller
Whitfield
Wicker
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Wu
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

 

Members voting NAY against the passage of the flawed Medicare bill. Republicans listed in bold text, Democrats listed in italicized text. State abbreviation and or first names are used to distinguish identical or similar names.

 

Abercrombie
Ackerman

Akin
Allen
Andrews
Baca
Baird
Baldwin
Ballance
Barrett (SC)
Becerra
Bell
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Boswell
Brady (PA)
Brown (OH)
Brown, Corrine
Burton (IN)
Capps
Capuano
Cardin
Cardoza
Carson (IN)
Case
Chabot
Clay
Clyburn
Conyers
Cooper
Costello
Crowley
Culberson
Cummings
Davis (AL)
Davis (CA)
Davis (FL)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
DeMint
Deutsch
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle
Edwards
Emanuel
Emerson
Engel
Eshoo
Etheridge
Evans
Farr
Fattah
Feeney
Filner
Flake
Ford
Frank (MA)
Frost
Garrett (NJ)
Gephardt
Gonzalez
Gordon
Green(TX)
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Gutknecht
Harman
Hastings
(FL)
Hill
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hoeffel
Holden
Holt
Honda
Hooley
(OR)
Hostettler
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson
(IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Jefferson
Johnson, E. B.
Jones (NC)
Jones (OH)
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy (RI)
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kind
Kleczka
Kucinich
Lampson
Langevin
Lantos
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
Lofgren
Lowey
Lucas (KY)
Lynch
Majette
Maloney
Markey
Matsui
McCarthy (MO)
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McIntyre
McNulty
Meehan
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Menendez
Michaud
Millender-McDonald
Miller (FL)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Mollohan
Moore
Moran (KS)
Moran (VA)
Murtha
Musgrave
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal (MA)
Norwood
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Paul
Payne
Pelosi

Pence
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Rodriguez
Ross
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan
(OH)
Ryun (KS)
Sabo
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sanders
Sandlin
Schakowsky
Schiff
Scott
(VA)
Serrano
Shadegg
Sherman
Skelton
Slaughter
Smith
(MI)
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Solis
Spratt
Stark
Strickland
Stupak
Tancredo
Tanner
Tauscher
Taylor
(MS)
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Toomey
Towns
Turner
(TX)
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wamp
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Weiner
Wexler
Woolsey
Wynn


U.S. Senate

Senators voting YEA for a key amendment to the flawed Medicare bill. Republicans listed in bold text, Democrats listed in italicized text and Independent in standard text with home state in abbreviation.

Alexander (TN)
Allard (CO)
Allen (VA)
Baucus (MT)
Bennett (UT)
Bond (MO)
Breaux (LA)
Brownback (KS)
Bunning (KY)
Burns (MT)
Campbell (CO)
Carper (DE)
Chambliss (GA)
Cochran (MS)
Coleman (MN)
Collins (ME)
Conrad (ND)
Cornyn (TX)

Craig (ID)
Crapo (ID)
DeWine (OH)
Dole (NC)
Domenici (NM)
Dorgan (ND)
Enzi (WY)
Feinstein (CA)
Fitzgerald (IL)
Frist (TN)
Grassley (IA)
Hatch (UT)
Hutchison (TX)
Inhofe (OK)
Jeffords (Independent-VT)
Kyl (AZ)
Landrieu (LA)
Lincoln (AR)
Lugar (IN)
McConnell (KY)
Miller (GA)
Murkowski (AK)
Nelson (NE)
Roberts (KS)
Santorum (PA)
Sessions (AL)
Shelby (AL)
Smith (OR)
Snowe (ME)
Specter (PA)
Stevens (AK)
Talent (MO)
Thomas (WY)
Voinovich (OH)
Warner (VA)
Wyden (OR)

Senators voting NAY against the passage a key amendment to the flawed Medicare bill. Republicans listed in bold text, Democrats listed in italicized text with home state in abbreviation.

Akaka (HI)
Bayh (IN)
Biden (DE)
Bingaman (NM)
Boxer (CA)
Byrd (WV)
Cantwell (WA)
Chafee (RI)
Clinton (NY)
Corzine (NJ)
Daschle (SD)
Dayton (MN)
Dodd (CT)
Durbin (IL)
Edwards (NC)
Ensign (NV)
Feingold (WI)
Graham (FL)
Graham (SC)
Gregg (NH)
Hagel (NE)
Harkin (IA)
Hollings (SC)
Inouye (HI)
Johnson (SD)
Kennedy (MA)
Kohl (WI)
Lautenberg (NJ)
Leahy (VT)
Levin (MI)
Lott (MS)
McCain (AZ)
Mikulski (MD)
Murray (WA)
Nelson (FL)
Nickles (OK)
Pryor (AR)
Reed (RI)
Reid (NV)
Rockefeller (WV)
Sarbanes (MD)
Schumer (NY)
Stabenow (MI)
Sununu (NH)


Stop The Mugging Of America’s Seniors

Tell your congressman the only way to help seniors who have worked long and hard for a secure retirement is to completely overhaul the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Take Action here.