Defense

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General Electric Gets Billions in Defense Contracts While Reps Hold Its Stock

Texas Republican Michael McCaul owned up to $6 million in G.E. shares as he sits on the House Armed Services Committee that sets defense funding levels.

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Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks

Here are the members of Congress who own stock in defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

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For the People Act Would Slow the Revolving Door

A 13-word provision tucked into the massive voting and ethics package could help curb shadow lobbying, particularly by former Department of Defense employees.

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Committee Asking for More War Ships Is Led by a General Dynamics-Funded Rep

Chairman Joe Courtney has received $237,000 from General Dynamics' PAC and employees over his House career.

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Publicly-Funded Weapons Companies Donate to Election Objectors

Top defense contractors have quietly restarted their PAC donations after a pause, including to Republican election objectors.

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Lockheed-Backed Reps Lobby Against F-35 Spending Cuts

As the F-35 fighter comes under Pentagon review for potential cuts, bipartisan groups of lawmakers are calling to continue high levels of spending on the troubled $1.7 trillion program.

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Biden’s Likely Ambassador to China Is Entangled In Tech and Defense

Nicholas Burns’s senior position with the Cohen Group consultancy blurs public service and private-sector work.

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Blue Dog Rep Jim Cooper Gets Progressive Primary Challenger

The Nashville Democrat, chair of the House subcommittee overseeing nuclear weapons programs, received max contributions last cycle from the PACs of several top defense contractors.

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Military Equipment Transfers to Police Have Picked Back Up

After dipping in the back three quarters of 2020 amid a nationwide focus on policing, the transfer of military weapons and equipment to civilian police has picked back up in the first quarter of 2021.