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.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) said Congress should preemptively authorize military action to defend Taiwan against China.
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.
The White House budget proposal, with its infrastructure and families plans, would only spend about a quarter of GDP, less than other wealthy countries spend.