CBP has paid 1,123 outside vendors for good and services since 2010, according to the Federal Data Procurement Service.Alex Kotch/Sludge

Who Is Making Money From CBP in Your State?

U.S Customs and Border Protection has been detaining children in squalid conditions at the border. See which companies sell their goods and services to the agency and where they’re headquartered.

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Three More Senators Violated the STOCK Act

At least two more Democrats and a Republican senator failed to report stock transactions last year as a ban on congressional stock trading flounders in a Senate working group.

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Your Tax Dollars Are Propping Up the Gun Lobby

Some well-known gun makers hold rich contracts with the federal government as they lobby against firearms regulations.

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Supreme Court Strikes Candidate Loan Repayment Limits

The decision in a case brought by Sen. Ted Cruz means candidates with the means to loan their campaigns more than $250,000 can fully repay themselves with contributions raised after they are elected.