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"In May, Kohl tried to get a vote on the Senate floor under a procedure known as unanimous consent, but Republicans objected. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and others involved with the legislation wanted more time to work on it.

Kyl asked the Justice Department's antitrust division for its views on the bill and is waiting for a response, said Kyl spokesman Andrew Wilder. The antitrust division declined to comment.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has expressed concerns about Kohl's bill. Hatch issued a statement saying he voted to move the bill through committee this year "with the reservation that we find a balanced solution, one that bars anticompetitive settlements without jeopardizing the very kind of settlements that are critical to consumers and taxpayers."

"We haven't reached that balance yet, so it's understandable this bill has not moved forward," Hatch said."

Looks to me like a heap of that money the drug companies are lobbying Congress with is going into republican pocket. That " Lobbying stalls generic drug legislation" title really should be restated to be "the republican party is still taking payoffs to prevent the will of the people from prevailing". We must to vote out these Party loyalist and get in some congressmen that are loyal to the Country.

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