For Immediate Release
House Health Care Reform Vote: Table of Contributions from Health Insurance Industry
BERKELEY, CA - The U.S. House of Representatives voted Saturday on a historic health care reform bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
MAPLight.org’s website shows how each legislator voted and the campaign
contributions they received from the health insurance industry, which
opposed this bill:
Contribution sums reported are from January 2003 to June 2009.
MAPLight.org uses campaign contribution data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics’ OpenSecrets Open Data.
MAPLight.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501©(3)
organization based in Berkeley, California. Its mission is to
illuminate the connection between Money and Politics (MAP)
using our groundbreaking database of campaign contributions and
legislative votes. MAPLight.org combines data from the Federal Election
Commission, the Center for Responsive Politics, GovTrack.us, the
National Institute on Money in State Politics (NIMSP),
the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and other sources to better
inform Americans and local and national media about the role of
special-interest money in our political system. Hundreds of newspapers,
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