Friday, February 20, 2009

24 Congressmen against the Elderly - a fight to the death

These are the headlines for today's "Elder Abuse" Google News Search (last 24 hours).

Three more men charged in two elder abuse cases - The Flint Journal
Lake County elder abuse: Man, 71, beaten and bitten - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
3 former health care workers arrested for elder abuse - Bakersfield Now
Two arrested for elder abuse = Lake County Reccord-Bee (CA)
Three arrested in nursing home deaths in Lake Isabella - LA Times
Several Cases of Nursing Home Abuse in California -, FL
Woman steals $85K from elderly woman = )Arizona)
Her family's legacy is gone and she will never know it = Minneapolis Star Trib

Stimulus Package Funding - Abuse of the elderly

Voting 397 for and 25 against, the House on Feb. 11 sent the Senate a bill authorizing $9 million over three years for state programs to prevent abuse of the elderly and provide emergency services to abuse victims. In part, the bill would fund special police, court and prosecutorial units for protecting the elderly and direct the Justice Department to establish a national strategy for combating elder abuse.

Ted Poe, R-Texas, said: "Elder abuse is a serious issue facing the country, and whether (it) is happening in homes or senior care facilities, we must do what we can as a nation to protect these seniors. I believe that because seniors are often unable to defend themselves from mistreatment and abuse, that we must work together to prevent violence from occurring in the first place."

The Hall of Shame

Nay MO-2 Akin, W. [R]
Nay SC-3 Barrett, James [R]
Nay TX-8 Brady, Kevin [R]
Nay GA-10 Broun, Paul [R]
Nay TX-31 Carter, John [R]
Nay TX-11 Conaway, K. [R]
Nay GA-9 Deal, Nathan [R]
Nay AZ-6 Flake, Jeff [R]
Nay NC-5 Foxx, Virginia [R]
Nay AZ-2 Franks, Trent [R]
Nay NJ-5 Garrett, Scott [R]
Nay TX-5 Hensarling, Jeb [R]
Nay SC-4 Inglis, Bob [R]
Nay IA-5 King, Steve [R]
Nay GA-1 Kingston, Jack [R]
Nay GA-7 Linder, John [R]
Nay WY-0 Lummis, Cynthia [R]
Nay CA-4 McClintock, Tom [R]
Nay TX-19 Neugebauer, Randy [R]
Nay TX-14 Paul, Ronald [R]
Nay CA-46 Rohrabacher, Dana [R]
Nay WI-5 Sensenbrenner, F. [R]
Nay AZ-3 Shadegg, John [R]
Nay TX-13 Thornberry, William [R]
Nay GA-3 Westmoreland, Lynn [R]

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