A Senate vote on prescription drug price legislation calls loyalties into question

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We looked at the numbers to see how special interest spending may have influenced the vote.

Source: A Senate vote on prescription drug price legislation calls loyalties into question

Last week, the Senate voted down an amendment to allow importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada.

Most Republicans voted no; most Democrats voted yes.

One who bucked his party, was New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D). As a result, multiple outlets have commented on the contributions that Booker, who represents the state that is the traditional manufacturing hub for drugmakers, and other no-voting Democrats have received from pharmaceutical companies.

… read more… https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2017/01/a-senate-vote-on-prescription-drug-price/

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