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The Wall Street Journal: Comcast, Goldman Sachs resume donations to some Republicans who objected to election results

WASHINGTON — Political action committees for Comcast Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have resumed giving money to one or more of the 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to object to the certification of President Biden’s election after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by supporters of former GOP President Donald Trump, new filings show.

The two companies were among dozens that announced in the days after the riot that they would pause or review their political donations, decisions that in some cases drew pushback from lawmakers.

At that time, Comcast CMCSA, -0.10% announced it would suspend donations to the election objectors. Goldman Sachs GS, +2.64% had said it would stop all political giving as it reviewed its donation criteria. At the time, Goldman Sachs planned to closely examine the records of those who tried to obstruct the results of the election, a person familiar with the matter said then.

Representatives for Comcast didn’t respond to emails seeking comment. A representative for Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

The Wall Street Journal has previously reported that more than a dozen other corporate and industry PACs that paused all political giving or announced reviews had already restarted donations, including to objectors, earlier this year. In previous statements to the Journal, several of the companies said the PAC donations, which are funded by employee contributions, were necessary to help them accomplish their business goals.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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