Members who voted against the confirmation of Electoral College results from Pennsylvania and Arizona, including House Minority Chairman Kevin McCarthy and House No. 2 Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, were among the top recipients of April Contributions from business PACs.
Arms manufacturer gave the most
Likewise, Vicky Hartzler, a Missouri Republican on the House of Representatives for Agriculture and Armed Forces committees, will announce an offer for the Senate seat in the coming days that will remain open due to the retirement of GOP Senator Roy Blunt.
Hartzler, who is the senior Republican on the Armed Forces Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee, received $ 5,000 from General Dynamics last month. The company, whose products include tactical vehicles, missiles, and machine guns, gave the most – $ 51,500 – of all business PACs donated to members in April who were among the 147 objectors according to filings to the federal electoral commission.
The Associated Builders and Contractors announced donations to several lawmakers who voted against confirming election results, including McCarthy, North Carolina, Virginia Foxx and Tom Cole of Oklahoma.
“Associated Builders and Contractors believes in the foundations of democracy, which include free and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power,” said Kristen Swearingen, vice president of law and policy for the group. “ABC is actively involved in the political process to advance policies that improve individuals, the industry and the nation through fair and open competition. We applaud the diversity of ideas that drive American prosperity by promoting productivity, innovation and individual freedoms, and we look forward to continuing to participate in this process. “