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AMA Statement on AMPAC Contributions

As healers, physicians abhor violence and were shocked and dismayed by the events of January 6 at the United States Capitol. In the days since, we have received inquiries about how that event may impact our future support of Congressional candidates. AMPAC, the AMA’s independent bipartisan political action committee, carefully considers all budgeting and contribution decisions. This is a rigorous process that evolves throughout each two-year election cycle.   While this process has not yet formally begun for the 2021-2022 cycle, the AMPAC board’s deliberative process will include a review of the recent electoral college certification vote and the violent attacks that occurred at the U.S. Capitol.