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Electronics group spent $490k lobbying in 4Q

Mon, 03/22/2010 - 3:30pm
The Associated Press

The Consumer Electronics Association trade group spent $490,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on electronics recycling and other issues, according to a disclosure report.

That was an increase of 26 percent from the $390,000 the trade group spent in the same quarter a year earlier and nearly 7 percent higher than the $460,000 it spent in the third quarter of 2009.

The group, which is based in Arlington, Va., and includes such member companies as Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. — also lobbied the federal government on legislation related to energy efficiency, trade and counterfeiting, intellectual property agreements and other issues, according to the report filed on Jan. 20.

In October through December, the CEA lobbied Congress, according to the report it filed with the House clerk's office.

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