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Defense Industry Gave More Cash to Lawmakers Voting to Arm the Syrian Rebels Fighting ISIS

September 18, 2014The House of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, approved an amendment from Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) to authorize one plank of President Obama's strategy for combating the Islamic State. The amendment would let the Obama administration provide weapons, training, and other forms of assistance to soldiers in Syria who are fighting against militant groups in the region including the Islamic State and the Bashar al-Assad regime.

How much money have the representatives voting for the McKeon amendment received from the defense industry? Read more

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

CompanyContributedRelated bill positions
NORPAC$2,762,3763
U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC$1,763,3250

Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Dick Durbin[D-IL]467
Bob Menéndez[D-NJ]430
Ben Cardin[D-MD]414
House MembersParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Jim McGovern[D-MA]701
Sheila Jackson Lee[D-TX]624
Barbara Lee[D-CA]613

Key Industries

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.