Latest Findings for Culture and Social Issues

NFL’s PAC has donated to House members reviewing concussion research

March 23, 2016 --The National Football League’s political action committee has made campaign contributions to most members of a Congressional panel reviewing concussion research.

A MapLight analysis of campaign finance data has found the NFL’s Gridiron PAC has given money to 41 of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s 54 members. Since 2008, 17 percent of the PAC’s campaign contributions -- or $292,000 --  has gone to those lawmakers.

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