Senate passes Mikulski's women's health amendment

By Emily Wales on
December 3, 2009

Exciting news from Capitol Hill today!

The Senate voted 61-39 to pass the women's health amendment offered by EMILY's List alum Sen. Barbara Mikulski (MD). The amendment will go further than the original proposed legislation to cover preventative care for women, including mammograms and screenings.

Mikulski has long worked to improve women's health care, fighting for women's inclusion in medical research and increased funding for women's care and education.

Today's vote was the first for the Senate on amendments for the health care bill.

Read more about the amendment here.

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