Tuesday, Oct 13th

Last update07:08:39 PM GMT

You are here News Politics The Revolving Door Keeps Spinning: Former Lockheed VP Given Prime Capitol Hill Post

The Revolving Door Keeps Spinning: Former Lockheed VP Given Prime Capitol Hill Post

E-mail Print PDF

That the revolving door between the U.S. government, both the executive or legislative branches, and the defense industry is alive and well is no secret. But chalk another one up for Capitol Hill. In addition to a top Northrop Grumman official joining the House Armed Services Committee in 2011 (after receiving a lucrative severance bonus on his way out) to oversee the very same weapons systems he lobbied for, now it's the Senate Armed Services Committee's turn.

Ann Elise Sauer, who left Lockheed last year, is now the Republican staff director at the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Committee oversees military spending, including major weapons systems that are central to Lockheed’s business.

Who hired Sauer? The ranking Republican on the committee, supposed critic of wasteful defense spending -- like on Lockheed Martin's terminally expensive and embattled F-35 and F-22 programs -- Sen. John McCain.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Condo owners in Panama tell Trump: You're fired!

Trump Oceal clubThe directors of the Trump Ocean Club met July 28 on urgent business. They needed to...

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards blasts GOP 'total lack of civility'

Cecile RichardCecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, says she was "stunned by the total lack of...

300 Families Gave Half of Election Money

GOP candidatesThey are overwhelmingly white, rich, older and male, in a nation that is being remade by...

Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama

ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, marking her...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!