Follow the Money Redux: Legislators Voting To Keep NSA Snooping Took Piles From Defense Contractors

Abby Zimet

On last week's unholy alliance of Democrats and Republicans voting to continue the NSA's domestic surveillance programs: Turns out the legislators voting to keep the spying got 122% more money from private defense contractors - who get 70% of the $10-20 billion a year Congress kindly gives the NSA - than did those who voted to end it. Maplight has much more.

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