The most powerful lobbyers in DC

File this under "got your back": Check out who’s spending the most money lobbying on Capitol Hill, courtesy of


That’s $8.5 million so far this year. In 2012, NAR spent a total of $41.5 million (and was also the number-two lobbying organization behind the US Chamber).

Interesting to note that when you look at spending by industry, real estate falls down the list:


So if NAR has spent a mere (!) $8.5 million, where is the other $9 million-plus coming from? Here’s a partial list:


About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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One Response to The most powerful lobbyers in DC

  1. Tony Arko says:

    Interesting how banks are not on the lists yet every law they want to pass gets passed and every law they want defeated never makes it out of committee. This fact makes these lists completely unreliable.

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