The GOP "Health Care Rapid Response Team" Rakes In Money From Health Care Special Interests

July 28, 2009 12:00 pm ET

Each morning, the House Republican Conference provides the press with the roster of its "Health Care Rapid Response Team," which lists House Republicans who "are available to talk about health care this week." However, a quick glance at who's filling their campaign coffers raises the question: just whose interests do these members have at heart?

Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03)

Health Sector

Health Professionals

Insurance

$904,925

$658,442

$275,400

[OpenSecrets.org, accessed 7/28/09]

Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26)

Pharmaceuticals/Health Products

Health Professionals

Health Services/HMOs

$257,574

$793,149

$56,600

[OpenSecrets.org, accessed 7/28/09]

Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04)

Health Sector

Health Professionals

Insurance

$68,450

$46,450

$69,422

[OpenSecrets.org, accessed 7/28/09]

Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06)

Health Sector

Pharmaceuticals/Health Products

Health Professionals

$193,650

$85,850

$82,400

[OpenSecrets.org, accessed 7/28/09]

Rep. John Fleming (LA-04)

Health Sector

Pharmaceuticals/Health Products

Health Professionals

$228,032

$25,800

$184,300

[OpenSecrets.org, accessed 7/28/09]

Rep. Charles Boustany (LA-07)

Health Sector

Health Professionals

Insurance

$1,107,986

$971,941

$115,944

[OpenSecrets.org, accessed 7/28/09]

Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA-11)

Health Sector

Health Professionals

Pharmaceuticals/Health Products

$1,774,543

$1,539,794

$109,899

[OpenSecrets.org, accessed 7/28/09]

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