House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.), a top recipient of PAC money from weapons makers, has called some Democrats "extremists" for wanting to reduce the Defense Department's $740.5 billion budget.
The Florida fundraiser was just the beginning of Rep. Eliot Engel’s (D-N.Y.) absence from his district as it suffered from one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.
Here are the senators and representatives who own stock in Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and other top defense contractors.
For author Stephen Hadley, a heightened risk of war could mean big profits, though this is not noted anywhere in his piece.
Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), the favorite of Lockheed Martin’s donations last cycle, has not yet joined House Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s military strike.
Jack Reed’s campaigns and leadership PAC have taken $362,400 from four defense contractors that have sold 90% of the American weapons bought by Saudi Arabia. Now he has a key role in negotiations around banning the companies’ Saudi sales.
Companies and other entities that make money from Immigration and Customs Enforcement contracts are flush in 2019, thanks to President Trump's harsh immigration operation.
The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry.
A Sludge analysis of new second-quarter campaign finance reports has found that the Democratic leaders in the House combined to take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs.
One of Burning Man’s new lobbyists is a former Trump campaign staffer who organized efforts to defend Trump’s Muslim ban.