Chamber of Commerce Spends Over $4 Million a Month on Lobbying

Posted October 21, 2013 at 11:55am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has reported spending over $12 million on lobbying of the executive and legislative branches of government during the third quarter. The Chamber is usually the organization spending the most on lobbying each quarter.

The U.S. Chamber lobbies on a wide range of issues that are detailed in the third quarter filing. The $12,160,000 spent in the third quarter is lower than the $13,970,000 spent during the second quarter. The Chamber spent $10,140,000 in the first quarter of 2013, and $29,510,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012 – a time period that included the November 2012 general election.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform reported it spent $3,690,000 in the third quarter.

In other reports on lobbying,the American Chemistry Council reported spending $4,750,000 up from $2,850,000 spent in the second quarter; the CTIA- The Wireless Association reported spending $3,130,000 – up from spending $1,890,000 in the second quarter; Pfizer Inc. reported spending $2,380,000 – up from spending $1,530,000 in the second quarter; the Advanced Medical Technology Association reported spending $590,033 – down from the $653,975 spent in the second quarter, since they had dropped their outside lobbying firm at the end of last quarter.

1:20pm Updated to include new filing from the Institute for Legal Reform.