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Top Lobbying Spenders of 2017

Top 50 Lobbying Spenders of 2017

March 25,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, according to Open Secrets a government watchdog , the NRA is nowhere near the top lobbyist in Washington DC . Even though , “the NRA reported $779,000 in individual contributions in February. It was the most money raised in 11 months and more than the total raised in November, December and January combined.”

US Chamber of Commerce $82,190,000
National Assn of Realtors $54,530,861
Business Roundtable $27,380,000
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America $25,847,500
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $24,330,306
American Hospital Assn $22,074,214
American Medical Assn $21,535,000
Alphabet Inc $18,150,000
AT&T Inc $16,780,000
Boeing Co $16,740,000
Open Society Policy Center $16,110,000
DowDuPont $15,877,520
National Assn of Broadcasters $15,460,000
Comcast Corp $15,310,000
Lockheed Martin $14,464,290
Amazon.com $13,000,000
Southern Co $12,970,000
National Retail Federation $12,890,000
NCTA The Internet & Television Assn $12,790,000
Oracle Corp $12,385,000

Data for the most recent year was downloaded on February 28, 2018.
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8 thoughts on “Top Lobbying Spenders of 2017

  1. Great list. Now the people just need to understand the motivation for the spending by those on the list.
    Of course the Chamber of Commerce likes to control regulation and keep the supply of cheap labor flowing.

  2. This one is the most troubling…
    Open Society Policy Center $16,110,000
    .
    A George Soros funded socialist organization trying to change the US into a socialist/communist society.
    .

  3. https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/oct/11/counting-up-how-much-nra-spends/

    The NRA spent over 55 million dollars in 2016 on political campaigns, although a small percent was donated directly to candidates. They supported those candidates with “independent” campaign programs to avoid the appearance of direct donations.

  4. The NRA is a single issue group – their only aim is to block any gun control legislation period. And they do it by spending millions of dollars on scare tactics that target candidates who favor gun control. they’re a disgusting – Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch are prime examples.

    1. not a fan of the constitution ? and as for disgusting using children to make political points is the lowest of low

  5. Watch NRA TV for an hour. That’s the lowest of the low.

    1. people who use children are pathetic

  6. I LOVE NRA TV!

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