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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Meet the Senators Who Took Saudi Money And then voted against the measure that would get America out of the Kingdom's war in Yemen. While the measure passed, opposition from the Saudi lobby was fierce and strongly reflected in the vote. In fact, of the 37 senators who voted against the measure, 30 have received campaign contributions from lobbying firms working for the Saudis. In total, an analysis of Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) records reveals at least $226,182 in campaign contributions reported by firms registered to represent Saudi Arabia that went to these 30 senators over the past two years.




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The top recipient of Saudi lobbying firm contributions among senators who voted against the measure was Dean Heller, Republican of Nevada, who received $27,150. Heller's vote against the resolution on Wednesday was notable given that he had previously voted against an arms sale to Saudi Arabia and was a co-sponsor of legislation that would have prohibited the U.S. military from refueling Saudi warplanes.

Heller's haul from Saudi lobbyists was closely followed by Roger Wicker, Ted Cruz, and Roy Blunt, Republicans all

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-12-11 03:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The Republican tax cuts have starkly illustrated that the Republicans are not responsible to the working class in the United States.

Now we are beginning to see just who the Republicans are responsible to: the wealthy, whether in the United States or certain other countries.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-11 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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