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Senator Carper’s Sussex County Schedule Friday, March 19, 2004

~Sen. Carper discusses bill that would lower drug costs~ ~Sen. Carper visits with students at two local elementary schools~

Mar 18 2004

Georgetown, DE – Sen. Tom Carper will spend Friday, March 19, 2004, in Sussex County. Sen. Carper will speak at the Laurel Senior Center and the Georgetown CHEER Center, where he will discuss the Medicare prescription drug bill. Senator Carper will address the escalating cost of prescription drugs by highlighting a bill that he is co-sponsoring with Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD). The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Reduction Act would repeal the provision included in the recently passed Medicare legislation that bars Medicare from negotiating for lower prescription drug prices for beneficiaries. The bill would grant Medicare the authority to work with drug companies to obtain lower prices for seniors and persons with disabilities. Senator Carper will then spend the rest of the day with students at two local elementary schools. The Senator will read to 4th graders at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville as part of “I Love to Read” month. He will then talk with a group of 5th graders at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts about the United States Constitution. Friday, March 19, 2004 10:30 am- 11:30 am Discussion about Medicare Prescription Drug Bill Laurel Senior Center 113 North Central Avenue, Laurel 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm Discussion about Medicare Prescription Drug Bill Georgetown CHEER Center 546 South Bedford Street, Georgetown 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm Reading to Students at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School 41 Bethany Road, Selbyville 2:10 pm-3:15 pm Discussion of Constitution at Southern DE School of the Arts 31 Hoosier Street, Selbyville