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Fact Check: (Meme) Top 5 Homeland Security Contractors Spend $107M Lobbying Congress and Federal Agencies, Receive $9B in Contracts

By Dave Van Zandt (12/21/15)

trueThis meme is sourced to Maplight who specializes in revealing money in politics.  Maplight is considered a very reliable non-partisan source for information.  There is an article associated to the meme written and researched by Maplight.  Maplight lists their source as USAspending.gov, which is an official site.  All of this checks out.  I also reviewed Maplight’s methodology and double checked with Open Secrets to verify the numbers.

The numbers: Source Maplight.

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Did the Top 5 Homeland Security Contractors Spend $107M Lobbying Congress and Federal Agencies, Receive $9B in Contracts?  Yes, they did.  We rate this as TRUE.

The Meme:

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Sources:

http://maplight.org/content/top-5-homeland-security-contractors-spend-107m-lobbying-congress-and-federal-agencies-receiv

https://www.usaspending.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

http://www.opensecrets.org/

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