U.S. Chamber of Commerce tops list of lobbying expenditures

Monday, September 13, 2010

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce knows a thing or two about spending money to influence lawmakers. Though the chamber is unlikely to surpass its lobbying expenditures in 2009, when it spent more than $144 million on internal and external lobbyists, the $44.3 million it has paid out to firms such as Mayer Brown; Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart; and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher so far this year should be enough for it to retain its status as top dog on Capitol Hill, according to Center for Responsive Politics figures.

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