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Needle Exchange Politics Dartmouth 2K9 3 Needle Exchange 1NC Shell (1/3) Senate repealing needle ban – with restrictions on locations. Lillis , staff writer, 07-31 (Mike Lillis, staff writer, 07-31-2009, “Congress Looks to Lift Two-Decade Ban on Federal Needle Exchange Funds,” Washington Independent, http://washingtonindependent.com/53339/congress-looks-to-lift-two-decade-ban-on-federal-needle-exchange-funds ) The proposal, which doesn’t earmark any funding for needle exchange programs, passed the House last Friday by a vote of 264 to 153. The Senate’s version of the Labor-HHS funding bill , which passed the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, retains the needle-funding ban. Needle exchange supporters on and off Capitol Hill are hoping to remove the geographic restrictions when the two chambers meet to hash out the differences between the two bills — a process that won’t arrive until September, at the earliest. Democrats key to removing Needle Exchange Restrictions. Fears 7-25 [Darryl Fears is a Washington Post Staff Writer. “House Bill Lifts Ban On Needle Exchanges” 7-25-2009 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/07/24/ST2009072403831.html] House Democrat s and AIDS activists said they would work to remove the restrictions when the House and Senate hammer out their differences in a conference committee. The Senate appropriations bill for the District approved last week carried no restrictions against using the money, and the Senate has yet to vote on the use of federal dollars for needle exchange. Plan spends – kills Democrat unity by alienating Blue Dogs  Kellman , staff writer, 7-23 (Laura, Associated Press, 7-23-09, http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gjUfxTBnNrhPSJrTHM1K3Qj4_PvgD99KD50O0) Conservative-leaning Blue Dog Democrats are enjoying a power surge like no other in their 15 years , forcing President Barack Obama and their own party leaders to deal with their demands for cost cuts and tax restraints in overhauling health care. The evidence is everywhere these days: Polls show the public shares their concerns about the cost of Obama's plan to insure all Americans who seek health coverage. Obama himself has spent valuable presidential time in private talks with these Democrats and in near-daily appeals for the public to prod Congress into action. And the group's political fund raising is peaking . All the while, Obama and Democratic leaders have issued shout-outs to the faction of 52 House members, a sign of the clout Blue Dogs wield over some of the president's top priorities — none more than his plan to provide health care to virtually all Americans. "I think, rightly, a number of these so-called Blue Dog Democrats — more conservative Democrats — were concerned that not enough had been done on reducing costs," Obama said Tuesday in an interview with CBS News. That's a measure of validation for a group that spent its
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course K 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass Lowell.

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