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Congress Rakes In Millions From Drugmakers

By Elizabeth Lucas September 12, 2019

Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News

Members of Congress raked in nearly $four million from pharmaceutical producers and their commerce teams within the first six months of 2019. Two members — Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) — every acquired over $100,000. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is $5,000 shy of qualifying for the “million-dollar club,” a gaggle of present members who’ve acquired $1 million or extra since 2007.

The pharmaceutical business has a protracted historical past of looking for to affect laws by donating to the committees managed by highly effective members of Congress. As they return from recess and drug-pricing laws comes into focus, learn how a lot your state’s representatives and senators took from the business by inspecting KHN’s unique “Pharma Cash to Congress” characteristic.

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