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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
By Paul Martin

by MapLight
Global Research
May 23, 2012

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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