Lobbying regulation - chronology 2020-2029
This page lists the history of debates on Lobbying regulation, in Scotland, the UK, the EU and the US.
- Lobbying regulation - chronology 1920s-1980s
- Lobbying regulation - chronology 1990-1999
- Lobbying regulation - chronology 2000-2009
- Lobbying regulation - chronology 2010-2019
2020 - 2029
8 January 2020 - Rod Rosenstein joins law and lobbying firm
US: From The Hill:
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was named a partner at law and lobbying firm King & Spalding. Rosenstein will work in the firm’s special matters and government investigations group, which represents corporate, institutional and individual clients in sensitive legal challenges, the firm announced on Wednesday. Rosenstein oversaw former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and announced his resignation in April.
22 January 2020 - Tech giants led by Amazon, Facebook and Google spent nearly half a billion on lobbying over the last decade, new data show
US: New data highlights the vast amounts of money
Facebook, for example, spent almost $81 million in the nation’s capital between 2010 and 2019, according to new lobbying records as well as historical data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That includes nearly $17 million last year, its highest amount ever, as it sought to assuage federal regulators who were furious at Facebook’s failures to protect users’ data, crack down on dangerous content and stop the spread of viral misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The company declined comment for this story.
Amazon said it is “focused on ensuring we are advocating on issues that are important to our customers, our employees and policymakers,” according to spokeswoman Jill Kerr. It also spent roughly $17 million on lobbying last year, setting a new record for the e-commerce giant.
- Alex Gangitano, 'Rod Rosenstein joins law and lobbying firm', The Hill, 8 January 2020.
- 'Tech giants led by Amazon, Facebook and Google spent nearly half a billion on lobbying over the last decade, new data show', Washington post, 22 January 2020.