This article by Anna Massoglia is published by Open Secrets. Here is an excerpt:
This year is on track for record lobbying spending after lobbyists collectively clocked the biggest first quarter haul in history – with more than $1 billion disclosed during the first quarter of 2022 alone.
At this point in 2021, 10,503 lobbyists had brought in less than $929 million across all industries.
The federal budget was the most lobbied issue from January through March, with 3,394 clients paying for lobbying on the issue. Health issues were also heavily lobbied, with 2,068 clients.
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