Representative Adam Smith is slated to replace Mac Thornberry as the next Chairperson for the House Armed Services Committee. He says he supports increased scrutiny of Pentagon spending and reducing the U.S. nuclear arsenal. But between 2017 and 2018, he took a whopping $228,750 from weapons companies. Knowing he was next in line to become chair of this powerful committee, in the last weeks before the midterm elections, General Dynamics lobbyists even rushed to give him an extra $10,000.
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