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Now that the Democratic National Convention is over, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is going to begin work on legislation that will keep the cost of prescriptions down.

 

Wyden says there is a lot of tweaking to health care that needs to be done.  "A big push I’m going to make is to hold down the cost of prescription medicine.  I think it's very important to lift the restriction on Medicare, so that Medicare can bargain to hold down the cost of medicine."

 

Wyden says he's like to see people have the ability to pay for all the prescriptions they need, when they need than and not one at a time.

 

He adds that he's also working to continue keeping Oregon in the forefront of "green jobs," encouraging more businesses to come to Oregon, and develop "green" programs.

 

"I think we've got some of the building blocks in place. For example, natural gas production is way up; carbon dioxide emissions were down for the first time in 20 years, and that's absolutely key. Cleaner, affordable natural gas, good paying jobs in Oregon."

 

Wyden said the affected industries like heavy equipment, steel and food processing, are all seeing growth with more development of green programs.

 

Wyden says he also wants to begin working on healthcare issues, specifically keeping prescription drug prices low.

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