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Apple spends $7 million on lobbying in 2017

Apple spent $7 million lobbying the Trump administration in 2017, according to a Recode report. That’s the most the tech giant has ever spent lobbying. 

Apple pressed forward on issues like encryption and immigration. Like the rest of the industry, the Cupertino, California-based company advocated for the tax reform law recently signed by Trump.

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google cumulatively racked up a roughly $50 million tab fighting off President Donald Trump and an onslaught of new federal regulations last year — “a reflection that the tech industry is increasingly under political siege in the nation’s capital,” says Recode. Google spent more than $18 million in lobbying, Amazon spent $12.8 million, and Facebook spent $11.5 million.

Apple continues to increase its Washington activities. For example, it spent $4.68 million in 2016, $4.48 million in 2015, and $4.11 million in 2014. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.