House Votes on Bill to Allow EPA-Banned Asthma Inhalers; Manufacturer Has Contributed Over $70K

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | December 12, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bill (H.R. 6190) that would allow the sale of asthma inhalers known as Primatene Mist, a product currently banned by the EPA because it contains CFCs.

The bill failed to get the two-thirds majority needed to pass under suspension of the rules.

Data: Employees connected with the inhaler's manufacturer Amphastar have contributed $73,600 to candidates and political action committees during the 2012 election cycle, including $10,000 to a leadership PAC connected to Amphastar lobbyist and retired Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.).

RecipientCommittee DesignationTotal
HATCH VICTORY COMMITTEE Joint Fund Raiser $61,600
BART'S BRIDGE PAC Leadership PAC $10,000
CONGRESSMAN WAXMAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Principal Campaign Committee of a Candidate $2,000
Grand Total   $73,600

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from employees of Amphastar and its subsidiaries to campaign committees and political action committees during the 2012 election cycle. Data source: as of Dec. 9, 2012. If you use MapLight data please cite accordingly.

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