AGA Political Action Committee
The AGA PAC gives gastroenterologists a greater presence on Capitol Hill and an effective voice on discussions that affect the science and practice of gastroenterology.
The only political action committee supported by a national gastroenterology society, the AGA PAC works to:
- obtain reasonable Medicare reimbursement rates.
- increase federal funding for biomedical research.
- encourage medical liability reforms.
- ease regulatory burdens on gastroenterologists.
The AGA PAC is only open to full AGA members in the U.S. If you're a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or practice manager and want to learn more about the AGA PAC, contact Navneet Buttar, 240-482-3221.
AGA PAC Board
Appointed by the AGA’s Governing Board, the AGA PAC Board carefully researches each key Congressman or Senator who is instrumental in formulating health-care legislation.
Join the Fight for the Future of GI
Your ongoing, annual contributions to the AGA PAC are an essential part of our efforts to ensure that the legislators who will shape the future of medical practice understand the key issues facing gastroenterologists.
What is a PAC?
A PAC is a fund that is legally established by an organization, such as AGA, to support candidates for elective office.
Are PACs accountable to any oversight body?
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was created to oversee all federal campaign spending activity, including PAC activity.
Don’t PACs tarnish the reputation of the organizations that sponsor them?
PACs are actually educational tools.
Will a PAC guarantee successes on the legislative front?
AGA still needs a robust and active grassroots program to show legislators that many of their GI constituents support or oppose a specific position.
AGA PAC Insider
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