Crossroads Hits Pryor for Voting With Obama

Pryor introduces a new Medicare bill.

Adam Wollner and Alex Roarty
June 24, 2014, 7:31 a.m.

Amer­ic­an Cross­roads (R) launched a new TV ad at­tack­ing Sen. Mark Pry­or (D) as “a rub­ber stamp” for Pres­id­ent Obama. The spot is backed by $440,000. (Hot­line re­port­ing)

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MEDI­CARE BILL. Pry­or has a new bill that “would lock in cer­tain char­ac­ter­ist­ics of the Medi­care sys­tem “¦ it is ex­pec­ted to be brought up for a vote Wed­nes­day in Wash­ing­ton.” Titled the “Medi­care Pro­tec­tion Act,” the le­gis­la­tion would “keep the gov­ern­ment health in­sur­ance pro­gram for seni­ors from be­ing privat­ized or turned in­to a vouch­er pro­gram “¦ keep the age re­quire­ment from be­ing raised, and keep pay­ments from be­ing lowered.”

“Pry­or has ac­cused” Rep. Tom Cot­ton (R) “of vot­ing to turn Medi­care in­to a vouch­er pro­gram, and to raise the min­im­um age re­quire­ment.”

Cot­ton re­spon­ded: “Sen­at­or Pry­or doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to Medi­care, be­cause he cut Medi­care by $716 bil­lion to pay for Obama­care, in­clud­ing over $200 bil­lion in cuts to Medi­care ad­vant­age, which more than 105,000 Arkan­sas seni­ors rely on.” (KATV)