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From the Political Money Line:

National Trade Associations Increase Lobby $
8/16/2006

Lobbying expenditure reports from organizations that lobbied the legislative and executive braches of the Federal government during the first six months of 2006 are starting to become available to the public. The filing date for reports was August 14th.

Major increases in spending were reported by the US Telecom Association, the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S., the National Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Top tier spending was reported by the following organizations:

• US Telecom Assn. $15,280,000 (up from $5,340,000 spent in the last 6 months of 2005)
• Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. $14,300,000 (up from $10,540,000)
• National Assn of Realtors $10,380,000 (up from $5,940,000)
• American Medical Assn (not yet available)
• National Assn of Manufacturers $9,600,000 (up from $4,700,000)
• U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform $9,220,000 (down from $10,250,000)
• Northrop Grumman $8,895,500
• AARP (not yet available)
General Electric (including subsidiaries) $8,420,000 (down from $10,360,000)
• PhRMA (not yet available)
• Altria Corporate Services $6,800,000
• American Hospital Assn. $6,780,000
• Southern Co. $5,820,000 (down from $7,020,000)
• AT&T Services Inc. and its affiliates $5,515,269 (down from $10,360,000)
• National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare $4,820,000
• Edison Electric Institute $5,500,000
• Federal National Mortgage Assn (FannieMae) $5,280,000
• American Farm Bureau (not yet available)
• Microsoft Corp. $4,840,000
• Verizon & Affiliates $4,600,000 (does not include Verizon Wireless $1,760,000)
• Ford Motor Co. $4,550,000
• Chevron Corporation $4,500,000 (down from $5,350,000)
• Asbestos Study Group (not available yet)
• Securities Industry Assn. $4,268,102
• Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (FreddieMac) $4,244,048 (down from $5,300,000)
• Boeing Corp $4,000,000 (down from $5,100,000)
• American International Group (not yet available)
• BellSouth Corp $3,394,777 (down from $4,297,049)
Motorola Inc. $3,220,000 (down from $4,280,000)

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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

August 23, 2006 at 1:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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