MillerCoors spent $680,000 lobbying government in 2Q on recycling, advertisingBy AP
Monday, July 26, 2010
MillerCoors spent $680K lobbying gov’t in 2Q
WASHINGTON — MillerCoors LLC spent $680,000 in the second quarter to lobby the federal government on glass and aluminum recycling, advertising and other matters, according to a recent disclosure report.
That’s up almost 39 percent from the $490,000 it spent in the year-ago period and 31 percent the $520,000 that the brewer spent in the first quarter of 2010.
The joint venture of the U.S. business of Molson Coors and SABMiller’s U.S. unit, with brands like Coors Light and Miller Lite, also lobbied on education on commodity purchases of barley and hops, education on making ethanol from waste beer, the Federal Trade Commission and other issues in the April-through-June period.
Besides Congress, MillerCoors lobbied the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of the Treasury and other entities, according to the report filed July 20 with the House clerk’s office.