(D) Claire McCaskill Demands Siga Investigation...

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    I have to applaud her on this. You don't often see someone standing up to their own Party this way. This Siga scandal is pretty awful. They can't even test the drug on humans.


    Reporting from Washington — A Senate subcommittee chairwoman is calling for a federal review of the Obama administration's award of a $433-million sole-source contract for an experimental smallpox drug.

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), in a news release issued Wednesday by her subcommittee, said that she has asked the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate.

    McCaskill's news release cited "serious questions" about the contract, noting that it had first been intended for only a small business and that, ultimately, it was awarded without competition to a larger company. McCaskill heads the subcommittee on contracting oversight, part of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Reforms.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/23/nation/la-na-smallpox-senator-20111124
     
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