Travis Childers said today he will not accept political action committee contributions from pharmaceutical companies now or when he goes to Congress.
"We need to change the way business is done in Washington," Childers said. "We won't be able to lower drug prices and give working families, seniors and veterans relief unless we change the way we do business in Washington."
Childers signed and released a formal pledge not to take contributions from drug companies and challenged his opponents in the Democratic and Republican primaries to make the same pledge.
"We have to break the vicious circle of lobbyists for drug companies wielding massive influence on Congress through literally millions of dollars in campaign contributions through their political action committees," Childers said. "I will stand up to the slick drug company lobbyists on behalf of the people of North Mississippi. Together, we will change the way business is done in Washington and bring real relief to our families and small businesses."
In addition to the written pledge not to take political contributions from pharmaceutical or drug companies, Childers released specific details on how he would make health care more available and affordable. Specifics Childers released today are included in the comments: