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For Top Federal Contractors, Investments in Lobbying, PACs Yield Big Returns


April 28, 2016 -- Major U.S. government contractors have received $1,171 in taxpayer money for every $1 invested in lobbying and political action committee contributions during the last decade, according to a MapLight analysis. Read more

Senators Voting for CISA Receive More Defense Industry Money
Defense Industry Gave More Cash to Lawmakers Voting to Arm the Syrian Rebels Fighting ISIS

Key Companies

CompanyContributedRelated bill positions
Lockheed Martin$12,638,44319
General Electric$9,904,52616
Northrop Grumman$9,669,32310

Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Dick Durbin[D-IL]840
Bob Menéndez[D-NJ]738
Mazie K. Hirono[D-HI]707
House MembersParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Jim McGovern[D-MA]1439
Sheila Jackson Lee[D-TX]1262
Raúl M. Grijalva[D-AZ]1258
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.