Lobbying spending reaches $3.4 billion in 2018, highest in 8 years

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom of OpenSecrets.org –

After several straight years of modest spending, 2018 was a banner year for lobbying firms.

Clients spent $3.42 billion on lobbying in 2018, the largest sum since the all-time peak in 2010, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.  Spending nearly $95 million, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce comes in as the top spender.

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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