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Amazon’s growing lobbying machine spent a record $12.8 million in 2017

Amazon spent a record $12.8 million lobbying the federal government in 2017. Shown here is the Amazon logo.

Amazon's footprint in the nation's capital continued to grow in 2017. The retailer's lobbying spending rose 16 percent as the company sought input on a wide range of issues, from drone regulation to intellectual property and government procurement.

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