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“Congress can’t function on the great national issues of the day under the system we’ve got. The time is now to go to voluntary public funding.”

- Alan Simpson
Former Senator from Wyoming
ACR Chair

Money in Politics & Prescription Drugs

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Pharmaceuticals Invested Nearly $2 billion in Campaign Contributions and Lobbying

Pharmaceutical Industry Money Targeted Key Committees and Incumbents

Pharmaceutical Industry Contributions Pegged to Key Legislation

Sources: Center for Responsive Politics analysis of Federal Election Commission data; Center for Public Integrity; Senate Office of Public