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Unions' Sequestration Lobbying, By The Numbers

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President answers questions at a press conference at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, DC on August 31, 2011.

October 30, 2012
The Alley has been monitoring how K Street is getting ready for the lame duck and today we bring you a look at how top unions are preparing, including how much they spent in the third quarter on lobbying:

--The AFL-CIO spent $840,000 on lobbying a long list of items, such as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. It also had six lobbyists working on budget issues that included the Budget Control Act.

-- The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees spent $670,000 on lobbying, including work on sequester and deficit issues in the Clean Ports Act and the National Security and Job Protection Act.

-- The Service Employees International Union spent $210,000 lobbying, a sum that included paying four lobbyists to work on budget issues such as the Budget Control Act and the House STEM bill.

-- The American Federation of Teachers spent a little more than $300,000 on advocacy, and had four lobbyists working on sequestration, middle class tax cuts and the CR.

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