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The impact to the profession through the influence of the PTPAC, the political action committee of the American Physical Therapy Association is a direct result from those who support our advocacy efforts through a commitment to PTPAC. We hope you will continue to support APTA's advocacy efforts in the coming years. Thank you.

Candidate Contributions

The political action committee of the American Physical Therapy Association (PTPAC) disbursed almost $1.1 million in direct contributions to federal candidates, leadership PACs, and national political party committees. Direct contributions made by PTPAC were given to both Democratic (50.2%) and Republican candidates (49.8%) - the most bipartisan major health care PAC in the country. 92% of the candidates that PTPAC supported won on Election Day.

Of the 34 Senate races, PTPAC supported:

  • 22 candidates for election (21 won - 95%)
  • Key Senate Leaders on PT Issues Won - Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), John Boozman (R-AR), Ted Budd (R-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Patty Murray (D-WA), John Thune (R-SD), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Of the 435 House races, PTPAC supported:

  • 175 candidates for election (160 candidates won)
  • 14 newly elected Representatives to Congress

APTA Member Participation and Donations

PTPAC raised almost $1.5 million in the 2021-2022 election cycle. Personal contributions to PTPAC in the cycle decreased by 3.7% compared to 2019-2020 cycle and business contributions increased by 4.2%. Business contributions to PTPAC over the 2021-2022 election cycle represents almost 25% of the overall contributions (1.5% increase from the previous election cycle).

In 2022, 4.1% of APTA members contributed to PTPAC (6.0% PTs, 3.2% PTAs, and 0.37% Students).  Overall participation decreased by 0.1% from last year, the average contribution to PTPAC is $178.71. PTPAC Eagle club participation continues to enhance PTPAC’s efforts on Capitol Hill with 515 individuals participating.

APTA PTPAC Compared to other Health Care Profession PACs

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