Latest Findings for Defense, National Security and Foreign Policy

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

Senate NSA Data Collection Bills -Top Intelligence Contractors Contribute Three Times More to Feinstein Than Leahy

Senators Voting Yes on Syria Resolution Received 83% More Money From Defense Industry

House Members Voting to Continue NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Received Twice as Much From Defense Contractors

From Big Business to Big Labor: Senate Immigration Bill Wins With Support from a Broad Range of Industries

National Security-Industrial Complex: Companies Profiting from 'Top-Secret Work' Give Generously to Congress

Hagel's Road to the White House Paved by Monied Interests

Senators Reach Out to Defense Contractors Who Contribute Heavily to Their Campaigns

Defense Contractors Look for Return on Investment With NDAA

Technology, Telecom and Defense Companies Support CISPA Over Other Cyber Security Bills Despite Privacy Concerns

Sunshine Week: MapLight's Newly Launched Topic Pages Allow Journalists and Citizens to Search for Bills by Issue Area

112th Congress Subcommittee Chairmen: House Foreign Affairs

112th Congress Subcommittee Chairmen: House Armed Services

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Selected as House Foreign Affairs Chairman

Howard "Buck" McKeon to Head Armed Services Committee

Peter King Gets the Gavel for the House Homeland Security Committee

Jeff Miller to Chair the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Intelligence Companies Contribute Heavily to Lawmakers Extending War Funding