WAR & POLICE STATE GOOD FOR BUSINESS: Defense Contractors Look for Return on Investment With National Defense Authorization Act

WAR & POLICE STATE GOOD FOR BUSINESS: Defense Contractors Look for Return on Investment With National Defense Authorization Act

May 22, 2012 — On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense that, among other things, would prescribe the number of military personnel in Afghanistan through 2014. The bill, H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, allows for $643 billion in spending.

Below is a table of campaign contributions from some of the highest contributing defense contractors to current members of Congress from Jan. 1, 2001-June 30, 2011.

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Organization
House
Senate
Grand Total

Honeywell
$5,381,658
$1,256,688
$6,638,346

Lockheed Martin
$4,754,463
$1,596,794
$6,351,257

Boeing
$3,987,626
$1,448,960
$5,436,086

General Electric
$3,399,027
$1,454,357
$4,853,384

Northrop Grumman
$2,881,337
$1,377,003
$4,258,340

Raytheon
$3,098,239
$1,130,536
$4,228,775

General Dynamics
$3,014,322
$895,560
$3,909,882

United Technologies
$1,940,115
$880,376
$2,820,491

BAE Systems
$1,722,092
$567,347
$2,289,439

SAIC
$1,461,783
$586,733
$2,048,516

Grand Total
$31,640,662
$11,194,354
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METHODOLOGY: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from current members of Congress by Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Electric, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, General Dynamics, United Technologies, BAE Systems, and SAIC from Jan. 1, 2001- June 30, 2011, using the most recent contribution data available to MapLight.

A link to this data release can be found here.

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