HDA Distributors Meet With Lawmakers and Staff During Successful Hill Day

More than a dozen HDA Board members and colleagues traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with members of Congress and their staff during the association’s second annual "Hill Day." During 18 concurrent meetings across the Capitol, lawmakers and staff heard firsthand about the important role healthcare distributors play in ensuring the safe and reliable movement of pharmaceuticals for patients nationwide. In addition to discussing the overall value of distribution, HDA members spoke about how the industry is helping to mitigate the risk and impact of drug shortages, among other topics.

Members met with the following offices:
Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.)
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa)
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas)
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.)
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.)
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.)
Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Greg Landsman (D-Ohio)
Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.)
Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.)
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.)
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.)
Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Mich.)
Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.)

"We greatly appreciate the participation of our Board members and other distribution leaders in last week’s Hill Day. It has never been more critical for our sector to build relationships with elected officials and discuss policy solutions that strengthen industry operations. We look forward to continuing to educate lawmakers on policy solutions that help bolster the healthcare supply chain and promote patient safety," said HDA’s President and CEO Chip Davis. 

As of June 30, 2024, HDA PAC has raised $92,000 with a goal of $120,000 by the end of the year. We have also disbursed $92,000 to the following candidates and caucuses: 

Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio)
Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-Calif.)
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio)
Rep. Mike Carey (D-Ohio)
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.)
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas)
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.)
Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.)
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.)
Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)
Rep. Julia Letlow (R-La.)
Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.)
Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.)
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.)
Rep. Kim Schrier (D-Wash.)
Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)
Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.)
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)
Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.)
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D- Nev.)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
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