Product and US Government spending through Plan Colombia

1999-2000 total campaign $

1997-1998 total campaign $

Members of Congress who received the most 1999-2000

United Technologies Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft

Stratford, Connecticut

$234m for 18 Blackhawk Helicopters (16 for military, 2 for police)



Burton, Dan (R-IN) $7500, DeLauro, Rosa (D-CT) $8000, Gejdenson, Sam (D-CT) $10,000, Johnson, Nancy (R-CT) $10,350, Larson, John B (D-CT) $10,000, Maloney, Jim (D-CT) $11,000, Lieberman, Joseph I (D-CT) $10,000, Snowe, Olympia J (R-ME) $9000

Bell Helicopter Textron

Textron Headquarters: Providence, Rhode Island

Bell Helicopter: Forth Worth, Texas


42 Huey II helicopters – fitted with Honeywell [HON] T53 engine to enhance high altitude performance.  $1.8m each.

(30 for military, 12 for police)




Bonilla, Henry (R-TX) $10,000, Frost, Martin (D-TX) $10,000, Granger, Kay (R-TX) $10,000, Murtha, John P (D-PA) $10,000, Thornberry, William M "Mac" (R-TX) $10,000, Abraham, Spencer (R-MI) $10,000, Chafee, Lincoln D (R-RI) $8000

Kaman Aerospace Corporation



Based in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Other locations in FL, CO, VA, AZ, MA

$32m for procurement and 4 years support of Kama [KAMNA] K-MAX heavylift helicopters for regional counternarcotics efforts in Peru. (about 5 helicopters)




Northrop Grumman Corporation

Los Angeles, California

$30m for US Army acquisition of a Northrop Grumman [NOC] RC-7 Airborne Reconnaissance Low – Multifunction (ARL-M) aircraft to replace older one lost



Frost, Martin (D-TX) $10,000, Hunter, Duncan (R-CA) $9,400, Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) $9,000, Lieberman, Joseph I (D-CT) $8,000, McKeon, Howard P "Buck" (R-CA) $8,000, Murtha, John P (D-PA) $8,000, Sanchez, Loretta (D-CA) $7,000, Skelton, Ike (D-MO) $7,000

Schweizer Aircraft Corporation

Big Flats, New York

Elmira, New York

$9m for Schweizer SA 2-37A surveillance aircraft equipped with forward looking infrared sensors for organic intelligence support of Colombian Army’s antinarcotics battalions





Ayres Corporation

Albany, GA 31707

(corp headquarters and production facility)

$20 million for acquisition of Ayres S2R T-65 herbicide spray aircraft






Upgrade Colombian Air Force OV10 Aircraft to OV11 $15 million






$19.5 million for upgrade program of interdiction aircraft (A-37, OV-10, Tucano)






Gattling guns






$600 million contract for fumigation (NACLA)

$35m last year for related services says senior US official (Andy Higginbottom)

Contracts with CIA including covert work in Colombia and Peru. (comment from James Woolsey, head of CIA at 1992 Senate hearings on his appointment)

Provides maintenance and support for drug crop eradication flights

Police training

Annual revenues >$1.2 billion




Davis, Thomas M III (R-VA) $4,000, Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) $4,000, Moran, James P Jr (D-VA) $6,000, Allen, George (R-VA) $7,250

Military Professional Resources Inc. (MPRI)

Alexandria, VA

Private military company contracted to train Colombian troops







$113,000 + $20,000

$132,000 + $51,500

Contributions to 114 House and 20 Senate candidates ranging from $500 to $3,000


Headquarters: Crevecouer, Illinois

Other locations: AK, CT, ID, IA, MS, MI, ND, SD, WI, CA, GA, KE, MI, NE, OH, TE, CO, HI, IN, LA, MA, NC, OK, DC


1/10/00 announced agreement that allows DuPont to purchase glyphosate from Monsanto for use in DuPont herbicide mixtures and its own brands in the US.  In Colombia?




Ashcroft, John (R-MO $10,000, Lugar, Richard G (R-IN) $7,000

Agricultural Biological Control (Ag/Bio Con)

David C. Sands, patent holder and V.P of Ag/Bio Con.  Bozeman, MO.  Montana State University.

EN-4 strain of fusarium oxysporum, a mycoherbicide


$2,250 from David C. Sands


Burns, Conrad $1250, DeWine, Mike $1000

Gilman, Ben (D-NY) lobbied for

Lockheed Martin

Headquarters Bethesda, MD 20817

Major locations: Marietta, GA, Palmdale, CA, Greenville, SC, Smyrna, GA

939 facilities in 457 cities and 45 states throughout                         the U.S.; Internationally, business locations in 56                                          nations and territories

$68m for early radar warning systems

for US Customs Service upgrades of APS-138 radars to APS-145 radars for P-3 AEW (ASW = anti-sub warfare) aircraft (4)



Sponsored poll which showed that Democrats lagged behind Republicans in public perception of being “tough on drugs”

Companies with interests in Colombia






Occidental Petroleum


Operates Cano-Limon pipeline in northeastern Colombia, 480 miles long, bombed 79 times in 1999 by guerrillas.  O claims to have lost $100m since 1995.

Colombia is 7th largest supplier of oil to the US and has the largest untapped pool of

petroleum in the Western hemisphere

Gore controls up to $1m of family stock in Occidental.  O gave $100,000 to DNC in 1996 and $470,000 to various Democratic committees and causes.  1.5 billion barrels of oil in U’Wa land.  April 1999 confrontation.



Bingaman, Jeff (D-NM) $8,000, Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA) $7,500, Abraham, Spencer (R-MI) $6,000, Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D-NY) $5,000, Lazio, Rick A (R-NY) $5,000

Philip Morris

Headquarters in New York City, New York

manufacturing facilities in Richmond, Virginia, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and

Louisville, Kentucky

Says lobbying for Plan at request of GOC.  GOC says not true.  Possibly trying to get in good with GOC in face of civil suit against Philip Morris by 22 Colombian states and Bogota alleging work with Colombian drug dealers to engage in cigarette smuggling and money laundering. (Sam Loewenberg, “Colombia’s unlikely advocate”, Legal Times, 6/26/00)



Robb, Charles S (D-VA) 9,000, Santorum, Rick (R-PA) $9,000, Baca, Joe (D-CA) $9,000, Cantor, Eric I (R-VA) $8,000, Etheridge, Bob (D-NC) $9,000, Fletcher, Ernest (R-KY) $8,950, Nielsen, Mark (R-CT) $9,000, Rogan, James E (R-CA) $10,430, Spratt, John M Jr (D-SC) $10,000, Tanner, John (D-TN) $9,000

US Colombia Business Partnership (includes Occidental Petroleum, Texaco, BP, Catepillar, Bechtel, Pfizer) told Washington that business threatened by narco-trafficking