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Tech Giants Broke Their Spending Records on Lobbying Last Year

  • Amazon, Apple spent more on lobbying than ever before
  • Tech executives shelled out donations to key Republicans
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. broke their lobbying spending records last year as they fended off heightened scrutiny of their business models and power over the US economy. 

Meta Platforms Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google spent slightly less than previous years, but they both still landed among the top 10 spenders in Washington