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Boeing Hiked Fourth-Quarter Lobby Spend in 737 Max Crisis

  • Lobbying outlay rose 8% in last four months to $3.4 million
  • Congress is mulling changes to plane certification program
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Boeing Co.’s spending on federal lobbying rose to $3.4 million in the last quarter of 2019 as the embattled plane-maker faced new threats in Washington after its 737 Max jetliner was grounded following two fatal crashes.

The aerospace giant’s lobbying outlay in the last three months of 2019 jumped 8% compared with the third quarter as the company’s crisis over the 737 Max deepened.