Roll Call: Donors to HHS Nominee Have Stakes in FDA, Medicare Decisions


Price’s office didn’t respond to requests for comment on donations. Companies and organizations make donations to lawmakers for a variety of reasons, said Meredith McGehee, strategic adviser at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. Contributors may agree with a candidate’s ideology, she said, or want to secure the attention of a lawmaker to influence policies.

“It’s an investment,” McGehee said. “For business, particularly, they do a return-on-investment analysis. That’s just built into the system.”

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