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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-SCR88 on Jun 10, 2008

Signature Legislation: removing restrictions on estriol (menopause medication)
Source: SCR88/HCR342
A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new policy restricting women's access to medications containing estriol does not serve the public interest.
  • Whereas menopause is often a challenging transition for millions of women that requires specialized medications and medical treatments;
  • Whereas physicians prescribe a variety of pharmaceutical treatment options to treat women experiencing the symptoms of menopause;
  • Whereas individual women respond differently to different treatment options;
  • Whereas women's physicians determine on a case-by-case basis which treatment option is optimal for each woman;
  • Whereas many physicians prescribe compounded estrogen and other bioidentical hormone treatments for patients for a variety of reasons;
  • Whereas many physicians prescribe compounded estrogen treatments that contain estriol to treat menopausal and perimenopausal women;
  • Whereas estriol is one of three estrogens produced by the human body;
  • Whereas estriol has been prescribed and used for decades in the United States;
  • Whereas the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will no longer permit compounding pharmacists to prepare medications containing estriol pursuant to a doctor's prescription;
  • Whereas insurers are now denying women reimbursement for compounded medications containing estriol as a result of the FDA's announcement; and
  • Whereas the FDA has acknowledged that it is unaware of any adverse events associated with use of compounded medications containing estriol:
    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Congress that--
  1. physicians are in the best position to determine which medications are most appropriate for their patients;
  2. the FDA should respect the physician-patient relationship; and
  3. the FDA should reverse its policy that aims to eliminate patients' access to compounded medications containing estriol.

  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication)
  • Headline 2: Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication)

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 08-SCR88

Tom Allen s2oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic Challenger 
Marion Berry s2oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Dan Boren s2oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Nancy Boyda s2oKansas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Ben Chandler s2oKentucky Democrat 
Jim Cooper s2oTennessee Democrat 
Mike Doyle s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Gabby Giffords s2oArizona Democrat (Resigned 2012) 
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s2oTexas Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Harry Mitchell s2oArizona Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Ed Pastor s2oArizona Democrat 
Mike Ross s1iArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 
Linda Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Vic Snyder s2oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Robert Wexler s2oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 

Republicans participating in 08-SCR88

Spencer Bachus s2oAlabama Republican 
Judy Biggert s2oIllinois Republican 
Rob Bishop s2oUtah Republican 
Jo Bonner s2oAlabama Republican 
John Boozman s2oAR Republican Jr Senator 
Jim Bunning s2oKY Republican Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Michael Burgess s2oTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
John Carter s2oTexas Republican 
John Cornyn s1iTX Republican Sr Senator 
Jo Ann Emerson s2oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Trent Franks s2oArizona Republican 
Louie Gohmert s2oTexas Republican 
Kay Granger s2oTexas Republican 
James Inhofe s2oOK Republican Sr Senator 
Randy Kuhl s2oNew York Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Ray LaHood s2oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Michael McCaul s2oTexas Republican 
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
Tim Murphy s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Marilyn Musgrave s2oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Ron Paul s2oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
Christopher Shays s2oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Lamar Smith s2oTexas Republican 
Cliff Stearns s2oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Mac Thornberry s2oTexas Republican 
Pat Tiberi s2oOhio Republican 
Zach Wamp s2oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
Jerry Weller s2oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia Republican 
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican 

Independents participating in 08-SCR88

Ginny Brown-Waite s2oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Virgil Goode s2oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 25
Republicans: 32
Independents: 2

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