Marriott will droop donations to US lawmakers who voted in opposition to Biden certification


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WASHINGTON / NEW YORK (Reuters) – Marriott International (NASDAQ 🙂 Inc, the world’s largest hospitality company, confirmed Sunday that it will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who last week voted against confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory .

“We have taken into account the devastating events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election and will suspend our Political Action Committee’s political donations to those who voted against the confirmation of the election,” said Marriott spokeswoman Connie Kim , a report in Popular Information, a political newsletter that asked more than 100 companies about donation plans.

Citigroup Inc (NYSE :), in a memo to Reuters on Friday, said it had reviewed lawmakers leading the electoral college certification charges and found it had spent $ 1,000 on Republican Senator Josh’s campaign Hawley gave.

“We want you to be sure that we are not supporting candidates who do not respect the rule of law. We intend to pause our contributions during the quarter while the country goes through the presidential change and hopefully emerges from these events stronger and more unified.” wrote Candi Wolff, who leads Citi’s global government team. Other companies have not made any decisions about changes to donations.

Ford Motor (NYSE 🙂 Co said on Sunday, “Our Employee PAC contributes to candidates who support policies that are critical to Ford’s employees, communities and workplaces. The events of the past year have created a need for broader and wider ongoing discussion of other relevant considerations. “

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