Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) speaks during a press conference at the Saman Arepas restaurant in Doral, Florida.
Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) speaks during a press conference at the Saman Arepas restaurant in Doral, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Donna Shalala Opposes Florida Drug Import Bill, and So Do Her Pharma Lobbyist Donors

The Democratic congresswoman and former HHS secretary called a bill to allow her state to import cheaper drugs from Canada “the silliest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

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Code for Democracy Debuts New Tool to Track Money in Politics

The web tool aims to make it easier to investigate campaign contributions, lobbying, nonprofit spending, and more, and to get alerts on new data.

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Schumer Took a $66k Bundle of Checks From the Health Insurance Industry’s Top Lobbyist

The bundle was given as the health insurance industry was lobbying against Medicare dental, vision, and hearing coverage being included in the Build Back Better Act.

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Bipartisan Bill Would Ban Ballot Issue Campaigns From Taking Money From Foreign Donors

The bill follows an FEC ruling that may allow foreign individuals and companies to donate to ballot measure campaigns in the U.S.