/// Google’s 2011 Lobbying Expenses Climb to $9.68 Million
Google’s interests in Washington these days are quite a bit broader than they once were: Competition, privacy, patent reform, copyright, H1-B visa reform, renewable energy — the list goes on. No surprise, then, that the company doubled its federal lobbying spending in 2011. According to the latest numbers from the Lobbying Disclosure Act Database , the search sovereign spent $9.68 million in 2011 on federal lobbying — 88 percent more than it spent in 2010.
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Google’s 2011 Lobbying Expenses Climb to $9.68 Million