Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) Financial News - Perry Puts Focus on Sonograms, Pat-Downs
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Perry Puts Focus on Sonograms, Pat-Downs
2011-08-08 01:13:57Quote: The Legislature stepped in when it became clear that Perryâ€™s friend and lobbyist, Mike Toomey, had worked for Merck & Co., the producer of Gardasil. â€œNo one thought that was good politics, but Perry believed it was the right policy,â€ Sullivan said. Perry has been supported by the prolife community since he served as lieutenant governor, said Graham. The lieutenant governor in Texas presides over the Senate, setting its agenda and naming committee members and leaders. â€œHe structured the committees to facilitate the passage of prolife bills,â€ Graham said. When lawmakers proposed prochoice bills, Perry has intervened to block their progress, she said. â€œTexans expect less of their governor than people in many parts of the country,â€ Southern Methodistâ€™s Jillson said. That â€œleaves the governor a lot of time on his hands to focus on abortion, border security, school prayer and other hot-button issues.â€ firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. ...
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