House Dems who voted against Pentagon budget cuts took 3.7x more military industry cash than their peers, on average

Speaking Security Newsletter | Advisory Note for Organizers and Candidates, n°116 | 24 September 2021

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Situation

New study out from me and the fine folks at Sludge (follow them if you aren’t already!):

(More) Analysis

There were two amendments proposed. The Ocasio-Cortez amendment failed, 86-332. That one represented a 10 percent cut. All Republicans and 126 Democrats voted against it. The Jacobs amendment failed, too, 142-286. That one represented a 3 percent cut. All Republicans and 77 Democrats voted against.

Here’s a chart showing to what extent campaign/PAC cash from military contractors might’ve played a role in the split in Democrat opinion:

Thanks for your time,

Stephen (@stephensemler; stephen@securityreform.org)

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