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Elected Officials Voting Against Health Reform Received 65% More in Campaign Donations From Health and Insurance Interests Than Those Voting for Reform
Date:7/27/2009

Study explores $187.1 million in health and insurance donations given to 193 members of Congress on five key committees with jurisdiction over health care bills

Members of committees where health reform is bottled up have received significantly more than their colleagues serving on committees that have already passed bills

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of campaign contributions to members of key congressional committees handling health reform legislation found that members of three committees who voted against reform have received significantly more in campaign contributions from the health and insurance industries than those who voted for reform. In addition, the legislation appears to have been slowed in two final committees whose members received much more from the health and insurance industries than their colleagues on the three committees that have passed legislation, the study reported.

"These numbers tell a story that Americans already know to be true: committee members who voted in the interests of the health and insurance industries have received more money, on average, than those who didn't," said David Donnelly, national campaigns director of Public Campaign Action Fund, the organization that conducted
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