Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, Vaccine Foe, Now Lobbying For Scientology Outfit - 2015-10-21
When he served in the House of Representatives, Dan Burton (R-Indiana) reportedly held at least 20 hearings to try to force people to accept his belief that mercury in vaccines causes autism. Now he's pulled down 20 Gs–$20,000 from July to September—as a lobbyist on behalf of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which sounds reasonable enough, except that it's a group co-founded by the Church of Scientology. The transition isn't a big one for Burton because because Burton and Scientology and whacky autism causation theories go way back.
According to lobbying disclosure reports, Burton was paid to:
"maintain or increase protection for the public with reference to psychiatric treatments including drugs and brain devices."