Taxpayer-owned General Motors spent $1.48 million on lobbying in fourth quarter 

General Motors, owned mostly by the U.S. taxpayer, spent $1.48 million on lobbying in last year's fourth quarter, a recent lobbying report shows. The failed automaker lobbied for highway funding, climate-change legislation, corporate tax credits, "R&D Funding for Cellulosic Ethanol and Renewable Fuels, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Advanced Batteries," and many other issues.

The $1.48 million includes the company's in-house lobbying shop, as well as $155,000 spent on four different K Street firms. Here are the outside lobbying firms funded by your tax dollars

Firm Amount Specific lobbying issues
GrayLoeffler $30,000  "Issues related to automobile manufacturing and sales."
Davis & Harman $20,000 "Proposals relating to defined benefit plan funding, including H.R. 2021, the Savings Recovery Act,H.R. 2989, the 401(k) Fair Disclosure and Pension Security Act..."
The Washington Tax Group   $30,000 "Extension and expansion of alternative simplified research and development tax credit" "Provision to create a federal battery warranty program for electric vehicles."
The Duberstein Group $75,000 "Pension issues" and "Automobile dealerships"

Here was my column on GM's employ of outside lobbying firms.

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