US House (CA reps)

From2010 until 2024 the tobacco industry contributed a total of $732,403 to current California members of the US House or Representatives.  Of that amount, $501 384 went to Republican members.  Of the contributions to Republicans, $308,453 went to Kevin McCarthy who was House Minority Leader and the Speaker of the House.  He resigned earlier this year.

There has been very little legislation on regulating tobacco products in the last 15 years other than the Family Smoking and prevention act passed in 2009.  Most members of the house were elected after that time.  The three “no” votes taken on the act were cast by Republicans, two of whom took tobacco industry contributions.

While a number of Democrats did take tobacco industry contributions all those that were in the House at the time voted in favor of the Family Smoking and Prevention Act.

You can check out how much, if any, money your Representative took from the industry and their voting record here:

California House of Representatives

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