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.
The panel created to advise the President on space policy is packed with individuals tied to the defense industry.
The senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist had a paid board seat at one nuclear company and lobbied for two others. Then he joined the Senate.
Rep. Eliot Engel’s committee has jurisdiction over arms exports, and he’s gotten significant campaign donations from the defense industry and pro-Israel interests.
A Sludge analysis shows that lawmakers with large campaign contributions from the defense industry are more likely to defend the U.S. military's relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife made their largest political contribution to date to a super PAC dedicated to electing military veterans for federal office.
As a lobbyist, Kyl pushed legislative issues for private clients that he could vote on as a member of the Senate
The biggest campaign contributors to Senator Shelby, who blocked the amendment, are defense contractors that have major arms deals with Saudi Arabia.
The controversial Project Maven received a 580% funding increase in this year’s defense bill.
New contract adds $225 million in foreign military sales to an already approved $11.25 billion deal with Saudi Arabia.