Pro-Israel Group Spends $790,000 on Lobbying

Posted April 18, 2013 at 4:42pm

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee 

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

 reported spending $791,314 on lobbying during the first quarter of 2013. A dozen lobbyists lobbied on issues such as foreign relations, energy/nuclear,defense, homeland security, and foreign aid to Israel and overall Mideast policy issues.

In other lobby filings, the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund paid Thorsen French Advocacy LLC $20,000 to lobby for federal legislation regarding background checks for firearms purchases. The Mayors group also paid the OB-C group LLC $30,000 to lobby on the Fix Gun Checks Act; matters relating to universal background checks; the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013; and the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013, among other issues.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund

Large payments to lobby firms during the first quarter were also reported:  MRM Resorts paid $210,000 to Cassidy & Associates Inc.; AFLAC paid $180,000 to 

Cassidy & Associates Inc

.; AFLAC paid $180,000 to McKenna Long Aldridge; American Airlines paid $120,000 to 

McKenna Long Aldridge

; American Airlines paid $120,000 to Hannegan Landau Advocacy LLC.

Hannegan Landau Advocacy LLC.