Lobbying Relationship


Center for Health and Democracy

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  • Issues related to implementation of the drug pricing provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. H.R.5378 - Lower Costs, More Transparency Act - in support. S.2973 - Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability Act - in support. Issues related to expanding out-of-pockets costs.
  • Issues related to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - no specific legislation.

Duration: to

General Issues: Pharmacy, Medicare/Medicaid, Medical/Disease Research/Clinical Labs, Insurance, Budget/Appropriations, Consumer Issues/Safety/Protection, Health Issues

Spending: about $70,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2023: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, White House Office, Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS)

Bills mentioned

S.1323: SAFE Banking Act of 2023

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

S.1339: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform Act

Sponsor: Bernard Sanders (ID-Vt.)

S.1655: Medicare for All Act

Sponsor: Bernard Sanders (ID-Vt.)

H.R.3421: Medicare for All Act

Sponsor: Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

S.2973: Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability Act

Sponsor: Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

H.R.5854: Medicare Advantage Consumer Protection and Transparency Act

Sponsor: Katie Porter (D-Calif.)

S.142: Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act

Sponsor: Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

S.150: Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2023

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R-Texas)

S.148: Stop STALLING Act

Sponsor: Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

S.1067: Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act of 2023

Sponsor: Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)

S.775: Increasing Transparency in Generic Drug Applications Act

Sponsor: Margaret Hassan (D-N.H.)

S.79: Interagency Patent Coordination and Improvement Act of 2023

Sponsor: Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)

H.R.5518: Right to Medicare Act

Sponsor: Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.)

H.R.5378: Lower Costs, More Transparency Act

Sponsor: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)

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Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
William C. Fischer n/a

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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