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Top association spenders on lobbying in 2019

CEO Update analyzed reports lobbying organizations must file with Congress every three months, disclosing how much money they spent on lobbying in the previous quarter. Here are 100 of the biggest spenders in 2019 among trade groups and professional societies, as reported to Congress. The data is not all apples-to-apples, however. Organizations have two options for calculating costs: Some groups report only federal lobbying while others include grassroots activity, state-level influence campaigns and election spending in their totals.