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.

  • Click here to download a spreadsheet of campaign contributions used to create the table below.

Grand Total


Lockheed Martin


General Electric

Northrop Grumman


General Dynamics

United Technologies

BAE Systems


Grand Total
$42,834,516Socialize this content: On Twitter On Facebook

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.

MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics.

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