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Amazon Sets New Lobbying Record as Tech Antitrust Scrutiny Grows

July 21, 2020, 5:05 PM

Amazon.com Inc. spent a record $4.38 million on lobbying during the second quarter, according to a spokeswoman, as the e-commerce giant faced increasing antitrust scrutiny in Washington and the challenges of delivering goods to Americans stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

The spending for the three months ending June 30 was up more than 9% from the same period a year ago, and represented a slight increase from its previous record in the first quarter, according to lobbying disclosures filed with Congress.

Amazon -- alongside Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc.-- is facing investigations into ...