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Lobbying Primary category in which blog post is published

Health Industry Lobbyists Pump More Money into Democrats’ Congressional Campaign Arm

Lobbyists who represent health industry companies and trade groups campaigning against Medicare for All have become valuable fundraising assets for the DCCC.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Richard Neal Says He Supports the Striking Stop & Shop Workers

His record on Medicare for All, and his cozy relationship with the health insurance and pharmaceuticals industries, says otherwise.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Top Hospital Lobbyist Predicts Pelosi Will Block Vote on Medicare for All

Medicare for All opponents have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pelosi and House Democratic leaders.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Under Investigation for Marketing to Teens, Juul Hires a Powerful Insider in Massachusetts

Vape company Juul adds former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to its government affairs team as current Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, goes after the company for targeting teens.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

As it Works to Stifle Primary Challengers, DCCC Takes More Money from Corporate Lobbyists

A number of lobbyists representing major health insurers and oil and gas giants are bundling big checks for the DCCC.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

As They Profited From the Opioid Crisis, Sacklers Funded Anti-Muslim Network

The family that owns OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma donated to anti-Muslim hate groups and other organizations headed by well-known anti-Muslim figures.

STOCK TICKER Primary category in which blog post is published

STOCK TICKER: Wife of Rep on Health Subcommittee Is Trading Health Stocks

As Illinois Democratic Rep. Bradley Schneider helps craft health care legislation, his wealthy wife has been buying and selling investments in health care companies.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

New Health Subcommittee Chair Has Taken More Pharmaceutical Money Than Any Other Rep

California’s Anna Eshoo has sponsored legislation backed by the pharmaceutical interests funding her campaigns.