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Apple Spends Record on Lobbying Amid Pressure from Congress

  • Alphabet, Meta and Microsoft also invest heavily in lobbying
  • Congress weighing antitrust bill that could hit tech sector
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Apple Inc. spent a record quarterly high of $2.5 million on lobbying in the first three months of 2022 amid increased pressure from the U.S. Congress on technology companies over antitrust issues.

Apple’s lobbying expenditures increased more than 34% from the $1.86 million the company spent in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to disclosure reports released Wednesday. The previous high was $2.2 million, spent in the second quarter of 2017.