WPR News
10:17 am
Wed January 16, 2008

Cubin casts first voted since October

Washington, DC – Rep. Barbara Cubin returned to Washington this week and has cast her first vote in the U.S. House since October 25th.

Cubin plans to retire at the end of the year. She was away from her duties in Washington for several months last year as she took care of her husband, who has been critically ill. She voted ``present'' on a procedural vote Tuesday night.

She said in a release that her priorities in her final year in Congress are health care, energy development, immigration and public land management.

Cubin said she will push bills that combat the spread of drug-resistant diseases, boost cancer screenings and expand treatment options for methamphetamine addicts. She said she will also push to add Medicare providers in Wyoming.