Last night, Byron Dorgan gave his first interview since announcing his retirement, and in that appearance with Ed Schultz, he made two policy vows. First, he said that he would pursue his bill to allow for the safe reimportation of prescription drugs from abroad, and that he would get it passed in 2010:
DORGAN: Well, try as you might, I'm not going to tell you I've got a bad taste in my mouth. You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to get that amendment passed. That's $100 billion in savings to the American people. We're going to get that passed this year. And I tell you, it didn't get passed in health care for a lot of reasons and a lot of strange bedfellows but I'm going to get it passed this year in the United States Senate and save the American people $100 billion on their pharmaceutical bill because we shouldn't be paying the highest prices in the world for brand name prescription drugs. That's outrageous, in my judgment.