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Kings of K Street

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Lobbying: Spending Money to Make Money

Every day a dark-suited army of K Street lobbyists descends on Capitol Hill to beseech the US Government on behalf of their corporate clients. And it works. Studies show that every $1 a corporation spends lobbying Washington returns $220.[1] Not surprisingly, spending on lobbying has more than doubled—ballooning from $1.65 billion in 2001 to $3.31 billion in 2012.[2] What’s more, corporations who lobby Washington the most in relation to their size have outperformed the S&P 500 by an eye-popping 11% per year since 2000.[1] This motif includes companies who tend to spend the most on lobbyists relative to the size of their asset bases. See more
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35.7% Health Care 51.2%
5.6% 8xx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
5.5% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
5.5% 8xx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
5.5% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.8% 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.7% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
32.3% Information Technology 51.2%
6.1% Etsy Inc. ETSY 169.8%
6.0% Pandora Media Inc. P 75.3%
5.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
5.2% 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.8% 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.4% 8xxxxxx 8xx 8xx --
12.4% Industrials 2.3%
4.9% 8xxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.8% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
2.7% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
12.4% Financials 39.9%
6.6% eHealth Inc. EHTH 98.7%
5.9% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
4.1% Materials 2.8%
4.1% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.1% Consumer Discretionary 72.0%
3.1% 8xxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%

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