Nucor Corp. spent $680,000 in the second quarter to lobby Congress on legislation related to fair trade, energy and steel for military use, according to a recent disclosure report.
The April-June total compared with $630,000 that the Charlotte, N.C., steelmaker spent on lobbying in the second quarter of 2009 and the $530,000 it spent in the first quarter.
Among the issues Nucor addressed was the use of domestic steel in the military, such as in the manufacture of armor plates.
It also lobbied on trade laws and enforcement, foreign government investment, clean energy jobs and the American Power Act, according to the report filed July 20 with the House clerk's office.
The company lobbied Congress, the White House and the vice president's office.