Sludge on defense
The MQ-9 Reaper could help Ukraine launch attacks deep into Russian territory.
In repeated votes, Gallego has sided against amendments from his Progressive Caucus colleagues that would have reduced the Department of Defense budget by 10%.
Republican Rep. Kay Granger, the number one recipient of defense sector donations in the House and a "vocal supporter" of the over-budget F-35 fighter program, will chair the House Committee on Appropriations.
Some well-known gun makers hold rich contracts with the federal government as they lobby against firearms regulations.
The pro-Israel lobbying powerhouse has a new PAC.
The Texas Democrat has taken hundreds of thousands from defense companies with histories of ripping off taxpayers.