How much Google, Facebook, Microsoft spend on lobbying

Technology firms such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are spending huge funds on lobbying.

But Google, the Internet search engine, trimmed its spending on lobbying in the second quarter by 13 percent to $4.62 million, according to disclosure forms filed with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Google spent $5.29 million on federal lobbying in the second quarter of 2014 and $5.1 million in the first quarter of 2015.

The lobbying spent of Facebook rose 27 percent to $2.69 million in the second quarter of 2015 from $2.12 million in the second quarter of 2014. It topped Facebook’s first quarter spending of $2.44 million by 10 percent.

Amazon’s spending on lobbying surged 103 percent to $2.15 million in the second quarter of 2015 from $1.06 million in the same quarter in 2014.
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Microsoft trimmed its lobbying expenditures by 4 percent to $2.24 million from $2.34 million.

Apple increased lobbying spent by 42 percent to $1.23 million in Q2 2015.

Cisco decreased lobbying spent by 26 percent to $530,00 in Q2 2015.

IBM spent on lobbying increased 7 percent to $1.81 million in Q2 2015.

Intel spent $1.29 million in Q2 2015, a 66 percent increase from $779,000 in Q2 2014.

Oracle’s lobbying spent increased 18 percent to $1.73 million in Q2 2015.

Lobbying spent by Yahoo fell 5 percent to $730,000 in Q2 2015.

AT&T spent $4.10 million on lobbying in Q2 2015, a 7 percent increase from $3.82 million in Q2 2014.

Sprint spent $747,696 in Q2 2015, a 3 percent increase from $728,365 in Q2 2014.

T-Mobile spent $1.62 million in Q2 2015, a 19 percent increase from $1.36 million in Q2 2014.

Verizon spent $3.08 million in Q2 2015, an 11 percent decrease from $3.47 million in Q2 2014.

Comcast spent $3.8 million in Q2 2015, a 15 percent decrease from $4.45 million in Q2 2014.

Time Warner Cable spent $1.60 million on lobbying in Q2 2015, a 16 percent decrease from $1.90 million in Q2 2014.

Baburajan K
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