DATA RELEASE: House Health Care Reform Vote: Health Insurance Industry Contributions
BERKELEY, CA, November 9, 2009 - 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(c)(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, TV stations, radio shows and online news sites have cited MAPLight.org's research, including CNN, the public radio show Marketplace, Harper's magazine, The Washington Post, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal. MAPLight.org has received numerous awards including a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism; a James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter and a Webby nomination for best Politics website. To learn more, visit: MAPLight.org.