Amazon and Facebook parent company Meta spent a record amount of money
lobbying the federal government in 2021, while Apple actually decreased
its lobbying budget during the year.
U.S. Capitol Building. Credit: Andy Feliciotti/UnsplashAccording to The
Hill, Amazon and its various subsidiary companies spent $20.3 million to
lobby Congress, while Meta spent $20.1 million. Both tech juggernauts
increased their lobbying spending by about 7% as they fought legislation
aimed at reining in their market power.