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Samsung Pays Akin Gump $1 Million for Lobbying

Organizations spent almost $822 million lobbying the federal government in the first quarter of the year, with one company paying over $1 million to a single lobbying firm.  

Sixteen companies or associations paid an outside lobbying firm more than $100,000 a month during the first quarter.  

Top Dollars Go To Health Care Lobbying

Although federal lobbying expenditures increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, it was not enough to make the full year total as high as 2012. The full year 2013 lobbying expenditures were $3.25 billion, down from $3.34 billion in 2012.  

Lobbying in the Health Care sector remained the largest area of interest, while some industry sectors did show increases from the previous year. Companies and trade associations lobbying on the farm bill pushed the totals for the Agriculture sector higher, and those lobbying on Communication/Technology issues also increased.