Apr 8, 2021 - Politics & Policy

JetBlue resumes PAC contributions after halt following Capitol siege

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A Jet Blue plane at the Salt Lake International Airport. Photo: George Frey/MLS via Getty Images

JetBlue on March 25 made a $1,000 PAC contribution to Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), one of the lawmakers who voted against certifying Biden's win in the Electoral College, per an FEC filing released this week.

Why it matters: JetBlue appears to be the first company to break from a coalition of corporations suspending political contributions after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, Bloomberg first reported. The insurrection was driven by many supporters of former President Trump who aimed to interfere in counting the electoral votes.

What they're saying: “The independent, employee-funded JetBlue Political Action Committee (PAC) has made the decision to temporarily pause all contributions as we review the political landscape," VP of government partnerships Jeff Goodell told CNN in a statement in January.

  • "We will take this time to hear from our employee-contributors on their views on the issues to prioritize in the context of the PAC’s contribution criteria.”
  • The company did not return a request for comment from Bloomberg.
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