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Ex-Rep. Gilchrest: Pressure Groups "Have a Hold on Congress!"
On April 7, 2009, a public hearing on the "True Costs and Benefits of US Military Aid to the Middle East, 1980-2010)," was held on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., in the Rayburn House Building, room 2168.
One of the speakers was ex-Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD). He said that pressure groups, on Middle East issues, have "a hold on Congress." He mentioned "AIPAC" as one of the groups. The event was sponsored by the "Council for the National Interest."
For information on the history of U.S. taxpayers' giveaways to Zionist Israel, about $3 billion a year, check out the authoritative "Washington Report on the Middle East Affairs" magazine.