Exxon Mobil spent $7.16 million on lobbying in July, August, and September of this year, just edging out second-quarter lobbying king General Electric ($6.94 million) as the company spending the most on 3rd quarter lobbying.
The single biggest Q3 lobbying entity was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which shelled out a record $34.7 million, more than any entity has ever spent.
Here are the top ten lobbying entities for the quarter:
- U.S Chamber of Commerce: $34.69 million
- American Beverage Association: $7.33 million
- Exxon Mobil: $7.16 million
- General Electric: $6.94 million
- Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America: $6.79 million
- Nat'l Association of Manufacturers: $5.75 million
- AARP: $5.68 million
- FedEx: $5.61 million
- Pfizer: $5.42 million
- UPS: $4.41 million