Toyota Spends $5 Million Per Year Courting Washington Politicians and Regulators

As lawmakers grilled the chairman of Toyota on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the embattled automotive company's brigade of lobbyists, lawyers and media advisors was working to control the fallout from its massive recall. Toyota's lobbying juggernaut, deployed at a cost of more than $5 million a year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and federal lobbying records, provides a glimpse at the revolving door culture of the nation's capital. Among the company's 32 lobbyists are former aides...Full Story
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