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WaPo analysis focuses on extent of Washington lobbying by tech companies

“…A Washington Post analysis shows just how broad tech companies’ interests have become in the nation’s capital. According to corporate disclosures that were submitted to the Senate Office of Public Records and screened by the Center for Responsive Politics, some of these tech giants are regularly setting records in their spending on lobbying and are pushing as many as 100 issues — or more — every year. The proliferation of issues in Silicon Valley’s lobbying portfolio helps illustrate the industry’s growing influence on everyday consumer life…Just last month, Google reported that it spent more than it ever has on lobbying in a single quarter — joining Uber, Amazon and Apple, who also set new spending records. Google’s latest report reflected as much as a 40 percent increase from the same period the year before — a massive spike in spending….”

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