Amazon significantly expanded the measure of assets it devoted to attempting to impact government regulations last year.
The organization burned through $9.07 million on lobbying in 2015, a mind- boggling 91.4% surge from its 2014 spend, Consumer Watchdog reports.
That is a corporate record for the organization.
Since organizations must document campaigning records with the House of Representatives, you can look through the revelations to see a portion of the issues that Amazon is centered around.
Obviously, issues identifying with unmanned airborne vehicles and the FAA Modernization and Reform Act turn up. Since Amazon initially reported its arrangements to make an automaton conveyance administration in 2013, the organization has constantly demanded that regulations, not tech, is the primary concern keeping its endeavors down.
Amazon likewise campaigned about issues identifying with surface transportation, likely identified with its late endeavors to take more control of its satisfaction process.
Other repeating topics in its filings were issues identified with patent change, corporate duty change and the tax assessment of remote deals, unhindered internet, distributed computing, digital security regulation, copyright change, and music authorizing (most likely identifying with its Prime music administration). We additionally spotted themes like high-talented migration, postal change, and online wine deals.
In spite of the fact that Amazon had an enormous spike in spending, it wasn’t the most noteworthy roller generally speaking. Google beat the rundown of tech organizations for the second year consecutively.
Here’s how other companies and tech companies piled up.
Google: $16.6 million in 2015 vs $16.83 million in 2014
Comcast: $15.63 million vs $16.8 million in 2014
AT&T: $14.86 million, up from $14.56 million in 2014
Facebook: $9.85 million from $9.34 million in 2014
Microsoft: $8.49 million vs $8.33 million in 2014
Apple: $4.48 million in 2015 compared to $4.11 million in 2014
IBM: $4.63 million, a 6.5% decrease from $4.95 million in 2014
Intel: $4.55 million in 2015, a 19.7% increase from $3.80 million in 2014
Cisco: $2.69 million compared to $2.35 million in 2014
Yahoo: $2.84 million in 2015 vs $2.94 million in 2014