Best Buy spent $290,000 in 2nd quarter to lobby government on electronics wasteBy AP
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Best Buy spent $290,000 lobbying in 2nd quarter
WASHINGTON — Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. spent $290,000 in the second quarter to lobby the federal government on electronics waste and other issues, according to a disclosure report.
That’s 71 percent more than the $170,000 that Best Buy spent in the year-ago period, but 15 percent less than the $340,000 it spent in the first quarter.
Best Buy also lobbied the federal government on legislation involving the employee free choice act, credit cards, the transition to digital TV, and the clean energy act, according to the report filed on July 20.
In the April-to-June period, the Home Depot lobbied Congress, the White House and the Federal Communications Commission, according to the report filed with the House clerk’s office.