Friday, August 24, 2007

How many congresspeople did American Express buy this year?

WASHINGTON (AP), posted on MSN Money - Credit card lender American Express Co. spent more than $1.3 million in the first half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a recent disclosure form.

The company lobbied on bills related to credit card and banking regulations, patent reform, data security and other issues, according to the form posted online Aug. 10 by the Senate's public records office.

American Express lobbied Congress and the Social Security Administration.

Under a federal law enacted in 1995, lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying.

American Express is based in New York.

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