Big Tech Firms All Upped Their Lobbying Dollars in 2014 - NBC Bay Area

Big Tech Firms All Upped Their Lobbying Dollars in 2014

Google, Facebook, Apple all maxed out to lobbyists in 2014.

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    Google upped its lobbyist spending in 2014.

    Silicon Valley made its presence felt in Washington in 2014 the old-fashioned way.

    Burying lobbyists in a cavalcade of cash.

    Google spent more than ever before in Washington, shelling out $16.83 million in 2014, almost $3 million more than in 2013, according to PandoDaily.

    That might not seem like a lot for a company the size of Google. It's more than the $9.34 million, $4.74 million, and $4.1 million spent by Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, respectively, the Web site reported.

    All of those spending figures were double-digit increases in lobbyist spending for those firms.

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