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Apple Spent $2.2 Million Over the Past 3 Months Lobbying the Trump Administration

Apple Spent $2.2 Million Over the Past 3 Months Lobbying the Trump Administration

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Apple's LD-2 Disclosure Form reveals the company spent $2.2 million over the past three months (April 1 to June 30, 2017) lobbying the Trump administration. That's about double what it did during the same period last year but still less than many of its competitors.

Facebook spent $2.3 million, Amazon spent a record $3.2 million and Google spent a whopping $5.4 million on lobby efforts during the same period.

Here's a list of the topics Apple lobbied the Trump administration on:
● General patent reform
● General copyright issues
● Issues related to music licensing
● Corporate tax reform
● International tax reform and issues related to foreign regulatory actions
● General education technology funding
● Issues related to digital textbooks
● Issues related to student privacy
● Accessibility
● Issues related to the distribution of video programming
● Issues related to spectrum allocations
● Green technology
● Energy efficiency standards
● Climate change
● Standards and technical barriers to trade
● Market access, including tariffs and non-tariff barriers
● Issues related to customs and border protection
● Export control regulations
● General consumer privacy issues
● Battery transportation & safety issues
● Issues related to consumer fraud
● Issues related to implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act
● Issues related to government requests for data
● Issues related to mobile devices and health
● Issues related to the regulation of mobile medical applications
● Issues related to privacy and health data
● Issues related to mobile payments
● Issues related to diversity in the workplace
● Issues related to competition for online digital services
● Issues related to competition in the mobile technology industry
● Issues related to workforce training
● Issues related to the development of autonomous vehicle technologies
● Issues related to immigration, including high-skilled immigration

Check out the full disclosure form filed by Apple at the link below...

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Apple Spent $2.2 Million Over the Past 3 Months Lobbying the Trump Administration

Reader - July 21, 2017 at 6:02pm
How do you think they get away avoiding paying taxes
The Dude - July 21, 2017 at 6:58pm
Ask Obama that question
AskUrMom - July 21, 2017 at 7:16pm
Ask your mom, she tends to a private account loosely deposits of 100 dollars sparingly from south called, "Deep throat?"
H - July 22, 2017 at 2:53am
The Dude, maybe they can ask Putin instead. We know Trump is his bitch.
Me - July 23, 2017 at 10:47pm
Right, Hillary told you that