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First Quarter Lobbying Expenses

By Keith Cowing
May 13, 2010
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Aerospace group spent $215K lobbying in 1Q, AP
“The Aerospace Industries Association of America Inc., which represents aviation and defense companies, spent $215,334 in the first quarter lobbying on funding for space exploration, the military’s space budget, missile defense, and other issues, according to a disclosure report.”
Raytheon spent $1.6 million on 1Q lobbying efforts, AP
“Raytheon, based in Waltham, Mass., also lobbied on issues including the Federal Aviation Administration’s budget, the Department of Homeland Security’s budget, NASA’s budget, and the Defense Authorization Act., according to a filing on April 20.”
Northrop Grumman Spent $4.1M Lobbying in 1Q, AP
“Northrop, based in Los Angeles, lobbied for funding in the defense spending bill on dozens of weapons systems for several branches of the armed forces. It also lobbied on satellite and space-related systems, health care and pension reform proposals.”
General Dynamics spends $2.25M on 1Q lobbying, AP
“General Dynamics lobbied the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Joint Chiefs of Staff. It also lobbied NASA on aeronautical and ground-based programs and the departments of labor and health on its medical technology systems.”

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