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February 9, 2016

Defense Contractors Bundle for Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon


The executives of two defense contractors provided bundles of campaign checks for the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in the third quarter.

House Armed Services Committee chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., reported his campaign committee received $15,700 from ten executives, plus one spouse, of EADS, an aerospace and defense company. The EADS North America PAC gave an additional $4,000. Chairman McKeon also received $10,500 from 9 executives of AmeriQual, a food processing, packaging and assembly of food products to the Department of Defense.

The Buck McKeon for Congress committee reported it received $2,600 from EADS CEO Sean O’Keefe on August 7th. Guy Hicks, EADS Senior VP for Government Relations also gave $2,600 on 8/7, along with contributions from eight other EADS executives (plus one spouse).

The committee also received $5,000 on 8/9 from AmeriQual CEO Daniel Hermann, along with $2,000 from AmeriQual president Timothy Brauer, as well contributions from five other AmeriQual executives. Two other executives gave on 9/10.

The Committee had receipts of $208,664 and disbursements of $105,957 during the third quarter, leaving $623,750 cash on hand as of 9/30. The committee received $92,000 from PACs and other committees. Besides the $4,000 from the EADS North America PAC, it also received $6,500 from Honeywell International PAC; $3,500 from BAE Systems Inc. PAC; $3,500 from General Electric PAC; $2,500 from L-3 Communications PAC; $2,500 from Lockheed Martin Corporation PAC; $1,500 from General Dynamics; $2,000 from SAIC Voluntary PAC; $1,500 from Boeing Company PAC; among others.

The committee paid Patricia McKeon $15,618 during the quarter.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

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    Although centralized control may seem to offer relief from liberty’s uncertainties, liberty enables unlimited choice compared to the limited options that can be conjured up by politically motivated “choice architects”.

  • citizen8

    These amounts of money seem so small, yet they are so tremendously toxic, turning the lawmaker’s allegiance from the voters to the corporations. Why in heaven’s name don’t we have public funding for federal campaigns instead of this legalized bribery?

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