President Biden proposed a record $813 billion in defense funding, which experts called a boon to weapons contractors developing nuclear weapons.
The expensive Littoral Combat Ships, only seven years old, were expected to serve for 25 years.
Texas Republican Michael McCaul owned up to $6 million in G.E. shares as he sits on the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees.
Top defense contractors have quietly restarted their PAC donations after a pause, including to Republican election objectors.
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.
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.
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.