Alcoa Spends $680,000 to
by Associated Press
Aluminum manufacturing giant Alcoa Inc. spent $680,000 to lobby the government in the second quarter on issues ranging from cap-and-trade legislation to financial reform, according to a recent disclosure report.
The total compares with $400,000 that the Pittsburgh company spent on lobbying in the second quarter of 2009 and $560,000 in the 2010 first quarter.
From April through June, Alcoa lobbied on cap-and-trade issues, including credit for early action and international trade implications; financial reform, corporate governance and hydroelectric generating facilities.
Other issues included power availability from the Bonneville Power Association and the Tennessee Valley Authority as well as defense appropriations for air and naval programs, according to a report filed July 15 with the House clerk's office.
In addition to the House of Representatives and the Senate, Alcoa lobbied the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Alcoa Spends $560,000 to Lobby Government in 1Q by Associated Press, Business Week, 5/17/10
Alcoa Spends $340,000 Lobbying in 4th Quarter by Associated Press, Business Week, 3/26/10
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