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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Google Spent $3.82 Million Lobbying In First Quarter


Google spent $3.82 million lobbying federal lawmakers and regulators during the first quarter of 2014, making it the top spender among 15 top technology and telecommunications companies, according to an analysis of lobbying disclosure forms Consumer Watchdog said today.

According to lobbying disclosure forms filed this week, Comcast, which is seeking approval from the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department, for a $45.2 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable, spent $3.09 million trying to buy influence during the first quarter of 2014.

Traditionally telecommunications giants like Verizon and AT&T have outspent Google, though the Internet giant has led the tech industry. However in the first quarter of 2014 Verizon spent $3.55 million and AT&T spent $3.67 million, falling behind Google, Consumer Watchdog found.

Google spent $3.82 million on lobbying in the first quarter of 2013, a 14 percent increase from $3.35 million in the comparable 2013 period, according to records filed with the Clerk of the House of Representative.

Microsoft, which until recently had outspent Google, spent $2.08 million, a 17.8 percent decrease from $2.53 million.

Facebook, which has substantially increased in its Washington presence over the last two years, set another company record in its effort to buy influence in Washington. Spending increased 13.5 percent to $2.78 million in 2014 from $2.45 million in 2013.

For the first time in its history Apple's spending for a quarter topped $1 million. It was $1.07 million in 2014, a 48.6 percent increase from $720,000 million in 2013.

Here is a link to the Clerk of the House's Lobbying Disclosure database:

Below you see the lobbying amounts for the six other tech firms:

-- Amazon spent $830,000.00 in the first quarter of 2014, a 3.1 percent decrease from $856,831 in 2013.
-- Cisco spent $590,000 in 2014, an18.1 percent decrease from $720,000l in 2014.
-- IBM spent $1.26 million in 2014, a 7.3 percent decrease from $1.36 million in 2013
-- Intel spent $1.23 million in 2014, a 10.8 percent increase from $1.11 million in 2013.
-- Oracle spent $1.51 million, a 10.2 percent increase from $1.37 million in 2013.
-- Yahoo spent $710,000 in 2014, a 1.4 percent decrease from $720,000 in 2013.

Here are lobbying expenditures for three telecommunications companies:

-- AT&T spent $3.67 million, a 13.8 percent decrease from $4.26 million in 2013.
-- Sprint spent $784,707, a 17.7 percent increase from $666,558 in 2014.
-- Verizon spent $3.55 million, a 3.3 decrease percent from $3.67 million in 2014.

Here are lobbying expenditures for two cable companies:

-- Comcast spent $3.09 million, a 31percent decrease from $4.48 million in 2013.
-- Time Warner Cable spent $1.93 million, a 3.2 increase from $1.87 million in 2014.




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