Lockheed Martin Gave Over $250k to Politicians as They Discussed Ukraine Bills

As lawmakers in Congress debated billions of dollars’ worth of aid to Ukraine, including military aid, major defense contractor Lockheed Martin was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on campaign donations, new disclosures show. As reported by Insider, Lockheed Martin’s PAC spent $256,000 in April on donations to members of Congress, a gubernatorial campaign and PACs of both major parties. The company made 147 donations in total to the campaigns of federal lawmakers, including donations to five members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and 27 members of the House Armed Services Committee, both of which oversee military and defense…

Greene Bought Oil, Defense Stocks While Complaining About War Profiteers

New financial filings reveal that far right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) bought up to $15,000 in stock in defense manufacturers and energy companies two days before Russian forces invaded Ukraine. On February 22, Greene bought stocks in defense industry giant Lockheed Martin and military supplier Caterpillar. She also bought between $1,000 and $15,000 worth of stock in Chevron and NextEra Energy, a utility and energy company. All of these companies’ stocks have grown in the weeks since Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, with Lockheed Martin up by about 20 percent since then. The purchases came the day…

Biden Is Reportedly Requesting Over $770 Billion for Defense for 2023

President Joe Biden is expected to request Congress to allocate over $770,000,000,000 for defense for fiscal year 2023, according to anonymous sources, as first reported by Reuters. This would be at least $17 billion higher than the defense budget requested by the Biden administration for 2022, which was already colossal. Biden’s request is also much higher than the $740 billion that Trump requested for 2021 and the $639 billion that Trump requested for 2018 during his first year in office. Officials are still negotiating the final amount, the sources said, meaning that the budget could end up changing in the…

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