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Defense-industry lobbyists, some of them former staffers to members of the super committee, are using their clout to derail Pentagon cuts just weeks before the panel's deadline to make its deficit-reduction suggestions to Congress, according to a new report. ...
The defense industry ... donated more than a collective $1 million to the 12 members of Congress on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction over the last two election cycles. The industry as a whole spent $144 million on lobbying in 2010 and now employs 1,000 lobbyists, the report states.
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