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“We already pay for congressional campaigns, we just label it ‘the national debt.’ Interests that donate to campaigns often get what they want from legislation, and we all pay for that; by comparison, public financing seems like a bargain.”

- Lee Hamilton
Former Congressman from Indiana
ACR Advisory Board Member

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