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Apple spent $1.56M lobbying US government in Q3

A U.S. Senate document published this week reveals Apple spent spent some $1.56 million in the third quarter of 2020 to lobby lawmakers on a variety of issues including the coronavirus pandemic, taxes, autonomous vehicles, and more.According to a lobbying disclosure form made public on Tuesday, and subsequently spotted by SetteBIT on Twitter, Apple directed a team of seven lobbyists to impact policy at the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Defense, Federal Communications Commission, Treasury Department, Health & Human Services, U.S. Trade Representative, State Department, Homeland Security, Office of Management & Budget, National Institute of Standards & Technology, and Executive Office of the President.Apple discussed a range of matters with lawmakers, from the usual patent reform, environmental, trade and corporate tax reform issues to more recent developments like the coronavirus and remote education. On the latter, the tech giant benefitted from a boost in Mac and iPad sales thanks to stay-at-home orders and the remote learning initiatives that followed. Read more…
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