Top House Republican also received more than $1 million from drugmakers since 2007.
“Three of the top lawmakers who will lead the House in 2019 as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry”, a new Kaiser Health News analysis shows.
House Democrats selected Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland to serve as the next majority leader and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina as Majority Whip, making them the No. 2 and No. 3 most powerful Democrats as their party regains control of the House this month.
Both lawmakers have received more than $1 million from pharmaceutical company political action committees in the past decade. Just four members of Congress hold that distinction, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, whom Republicans chose as the next House minority leader in December.
Adding Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat expected to be the next speaker, the three-person House Democratic leadership team has collected more than $2.3 million total in campaign contributions from drugmakers since the 2007-08 election cycle, according to KHN’s database.
In the past decade, members of Congress from both parties have received about $81 million from 68 pharma PACs run by employees of companies that make drugs and industry trade groups.
Looks like the pharmaceutical industry will continue to control our federal government and possibly increase its power with the new change.
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Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) topped the million-dollar mark in drugmaker PAC contributions over the past decade, collecting more than $1.02 million since 2007
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has received more from drugmaker PACs over the past decade than any other member of Congress — more than $1.09 million