After shelling out $2.7 million to influence lawmakers and regulators in 2018, the industry has disclosed outlays of at least $1.6 million in 2019’s first half, putting it on pace for a new spending record by year’s end. This year’s total at the halfway mark already slightly beats 2017’s overall figure.
Hard to think that anything gets done in Washington without a lot of money behind the effort. Some industry players seem to be leading the way. Any creative ideas out there on what it would take to get consumers funding these lobbying efforts?