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Posted at 2:17 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2014
Internet companies are continuing to increase their presence in Washington, D.C and their budgets for lobbying Congress and the executive branch.
Google Inc. reported it spent $3,980,000 on lobbying during the fourth quarter, up from spending $3,370,000 in the third quarter. For all of 2013, Google Inc. spent $14,060,000 on lobbying.
Google Inc. lobbies on issues, such as, online advertising, copyright/patents, consumer protection issues & privacy, trade, homeland security, science/technology, immigration, small business, taxation, telecommunications, and others.
Other fourth quarter Internet company lobbying:
The Internet Association spent $400,000 – the same as last quarter.
*Updated with 1/22 filings from Hewlett-Packard and Apple Inc.
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