GOP Rails Against $20M Contract To Promote Health Reform

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Senate Republicans upbraided the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week over its signing of a $20 million public relations contract to promote the federal health care reform law, saying the contract may have violated a recent ban on publicity and propaganda spending.

In tweets, press releases and statements from the Senate floor Tuesday and Wednesday, Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and John McCain, R-Ariz., said President Barack Obama shouldn't be spending taxpayer money to promote an unpopular health care law....
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