We wanted to make sure you saw this: Elizabeth has a new plan to crack down on corruption in the Department of Defense.
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Let me tell you why I went to Northern Virginia last week.
I hosted a town hall not too far away from the Pentagon — and not too far away from the big, shiny offices of the biggest defense contractors.
It’s no surprise that these companies have clustered around the Pentagon, sometimes within walking distance.
At our town hall, we talked about a real problem: Too many of our defense contractors don’t just want a seat at the table. They want to own the table.
Coziness between defense lobbyists, Congress, and the Pentagon — what Dwight D. Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex — tilts countless decisions, big and small, away from legitimate national security interests and toward the desires of giant corporations that thrive off taxpayer dollars.
I’ve got a plan to fix it: My new Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act. It would shut the revolving door between giant contractors and the Pentagon, ban DoD officials from owning contractor stock, limit foreign government hiring of American national security officials, and expose defense contractor lobbying.
Add your name to become a citizen co-sponsor. Help show Washington that there’s a grassroots movement ready to fight against corruption.