Pharma Cash To Congress

Congress Rakes In Millions From Drugmakers

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Members of Congress raked in almost $4 million from pharmaceutical manufacturers and their trade groups in the first six months of 2019. Two members — Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) — each received over $100,000. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is $5,000 shy of qualifying for the “million-dollar club,” a group of current members who’ve received $1 million or more since 2007.

The pharmaceutical industry has a long history of seeking to influence legislation by donating to the committees controlled by powerful members of Congress. As they return from recess and drug-pricing legislation comes into focus, find out how much your state’s representatives and senators took from the industry by examining Kaiser Health News’ exclusive “Pharma Cash to Congress” feature.

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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