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Jeff Bond

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Jeffrey Bond is the Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).[1] PhRMA is one of the largest and most influential lobbying organizations in Washington.[2] Representing 48 pharmaceutical companies, PhRMA has 20 registered lobbyists on staff[3] and has contracted with dozens of lobby and PR firms -- including Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld,[4] Barbour Griffith & Rogers,[5] DCI Group[6] and The Dutko Group[7]-- to promote its members' interests. PhRMA has a record of hiding its lobbying and PR activities, often by paying other organizations, such as United Seniors Association (USA) or the Consumer Alliance, to advocate industry-friendly policies.[8]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Bond also served on the Private Enterprise Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011.[9]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


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  1. PhRMA, Jeff Bond, organizational website, accessed June 2011
  2. Mike Lillis, Drug lobby defends rise in prices, The Hill, August 25, 2010
  3. Center for Responsive Politics, Lobbyists working for Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America 2011, OpenSecrets.org lobbying database, accessed July 8, 2011
  4. Center for Responsive Politics, Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America 2008, OpenSecrets.org lobbying database, accessed July 8, 2011
  5. Center for Responsive Politics, Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America 2007, OpenSecrets.org lobbying database, accessed July 8, 2011
  6. Center for Responsive Politics, Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America 2006, OpenSecrets.org lobbying database, accessed July 8, 2011
  7. Center for Responsive Politics, Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America 2004, OpenSecrets.org lobbying database, accessed July 8, 2011
  8. Public Citizen, PhRMA Appears to Have Funneled Up to $41 Million To “Stealth PACs” to Help Elect a Drug Industry-Friendly Congress, organizational report, September 20, 2004
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Private Enterprise Board, organizational website, accessed July 8, 2011

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