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Lobbying Database

In addition to campaign contributions to elected officials and candidates, companies, labor unions, and other organizations spend billions of dollars each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies. Some special interests retain lobbying firms, many of them located along Washington's legendary K Street; others have lobbyists working in-house. We've got totals spent on lobbying, beginning in 1998, for everyone from AAI Corp. to Zurich Financial.

You can use the options below to search through our database in several ways: search by name for a company, lobbying firm or individual lobbyist; search for the total spending by a particular industry; view the interests that lobbied a particular government agency; or search for lobbying on a general issue or specific piece of legislation.

Total Lobbying Spending
1998 S1,440,248,887 $1.44 Billion
1999 S1,437,338,341 $1.44 Billion
2000 S1,537,155,790 $1.54 Billion
2001 S1,627,227,052 $1.63 Billion
2002 S1,810,779,041 $1.81 Billion
2003 S2,041,521,145 $2.04 Billion
2004 S2,170,785,239 $2.17 Billion
2005 S2,415,959,749 $2.42 Billion
2006 S2,601,482,058 $2.60 Billion
2007 S2,844,210,384 $2.84 Billion
2008 S3,269,677,322 $3.27 Billion
2009 S803,322,106 $0.80 Billion

Number of Lobbyists
1998 S10,691 10,691
1999 S13,330 13,330
2000 S12,752 12,752
2001 S12,074 12,074
2002 S12,349 12,349
2003 S13,163 13,163
2004 S13,403 13,403
2005 S14,442 14,442
2006 S14,873 14,873
2007 S15,437 15,437
2008 S15,276 15,276
2009 S10,770 10,770

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