On September 1, 2009, MRA volunteers had a constructive meeting with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) about the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Stephenie Gordon (Schlesinger Associates) and MRA Board Member Marisa Pope (Jackson Associates Research) met with the Congressman in his district office in Atlanta to educate him on research with healthcare professionals, and the need to exempt market research incentives from the legislation. Rep. Lewis is a subcommittee chairman on the Ways & Means Committee, which shares jurisdiction over the Act in the House of Representatives.