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.
The Texas Democrat has taken hundreds of thousands from defense companies with histories of ripping off taxpayers.
The top Fortune 500 donors this year to House GOP election objectors are weapons companies whose revenue comes overwhelmingly from defense contracts.
Here are the members of Congress who own stock in defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Top defense contractors have quietly restarted their PAC donations after a pause, including to Republican election objectors.
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.