American Airlines has begun a three-month pause of political donations.

"When we resume, we will ensure we focus on a bipartisan array of lawmakers who support U.S. aviation, airline workers and our values, including bringing people together," spokeswoman Stacy Day said.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the American Airlines PAC spent $771,000 in this election cycle. American donated $492,000 to federal political candidates, with 52% of that money going to Republican candidates and 48% going to Democrats.

American also donated $158,000 to political PACs, including $105,000 to Republican PACs and $53,000 to Democratic PACs.

Other travel companies, including Marriott and Airbnb, have halted donations to lawmakers who challenged president-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November election.

Among donations American made in the recent cycle were $5,000 to a PAC associated with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was one of the two spearheads of the Electoral College objection in the Senate, and $5,000 to the Victory Fund of House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), who supported the objection in the House.


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