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Conflicting standards

The Senate Armed Services Committee prohibits presidential appointees to Pentagon posts from owning stocks or bonds in 48,096 companies that have Defense Department contracts. But the senators who sit on the panel have not extended the ban to themselves.

Here are holdings in companies that do $25,000 or more in business with the Pentagon:

Click the arrows to see responses from senators and their holdings

Senator on committee [Since] Assets Max. value Assets 2009 Max. value
SOURCES: Center for Responsive Politics, Senate financial disclosure forms
REPORTING: Scott Higham, Kimberly Kindy, Dan Keating; Design: Laura Stanton, Karen Yourish.