Pentagon

Lockheed-Backed Reps Lobby Against F-35 Spending Cuts

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As the F-35 fighter comes under Pentagon review for potential cuts, bipartisan groups of lawmakers are calling to continue high levels of spending on the troubled $1.7 trillion program.

From Sludge
On May 12, 2021

Blue Dog Rep Jim Cooper Gets Progressive Primary Challenger

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The Nashville Democrat, chair of the House subcommittee overseeing nuclear weapons programs, received max contributions last cycle from the PACs of several top defense contractors.

From Sludge
On April 20, 2021

House Progressives Ask Biden to Significantly Cut the Pentagon Budget

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Over 50 members of Congress are calling on President Biden to "significantly" cut military spending in next year's budget and invest in social needs.

From Sludge
On March 30, 2021

The World’s Most Expensive Weapon Has Flopped

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The F-35 program could soon be scaled back—and possibly phased out—after gobbling up hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

From Sludge
On February 26, 2021