Throughout His Time in Congress, Daines Has Fought For His Pharma Backers – Have They Repaid the Favor? 

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Throughout His Time in Congress, Daines Has Fought For His Pharma Backers – Have They Repaid the Favor? 

Helena, MT – Today, new campaign finance records will reveal how much Senator Steve Daines has pocketed from his Big Pharma allies this past quarter. Earlier in the year, as the pandemic first struck, Daines pushed to include Operation Warp Speed in the CARES Act, a program that offered massive grants for Big Pharma companies from the federal government. After successfully passing the program, Daines raked in thousands of dollars in campaign cash from pharmaceutical companies who were eventually awarded federal contracts. 

Today’s revelations will add to Daines’ long history of cozying up to Big Pharma – accepting more than $140,000 from pharmaceutical companies over his career despite these companies having “little to no presence in Montana.” Last year, when Democrats and Republicans came together for drug pricing legislation, Daines voted to gut “the core policy” of the bill, which constituted the bulk of taxpayer savings. 

Daines can’t be trusted to lower Montanans’ drug prices, since he’s been fighting for his Big Pharma backers

“Throughout his time in Congress, Daines has fought tooth and nail for his Big Pharma buddies – while failing hard-working Montanans,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “Today, we’ll see if Big Pharma has once again returned the favor.”

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