ArcelorMittal USA Inc. spent $450,000 on second-quarter government lobbying, focusing on a range of issues from defense to clean energy, according to a recent report.
The total compares to the $490,000 that the steel manufacturer spent on lobbying in the second quarter of 2009 and the $360,000 it spent in the first quarter.
From April to June, ArcelorMittal USA Inc. lobbied Congress and federal agencies in support of sufficient free allowances for energy intensive manufacturers and technology funding under clean energy legislation.
It also lobbied on several issues related to trade, including "Buy America" requirement provisions in federal spending programs, currency reform and support of U.S. government actions to address China's export restrictions on raw materials, according to the report filed July 20 with the House clerk's office.
ArcelorMittal USA also lobbied on legislation that pertained to worker pensions, infrastructure spending, miner safety and health and defense provisions related to the procurement of steel armor plate.
In addition to the Senate and the House of Representatives, the manufacturer lobbied the Defense Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Trade Representative and the Executive Office of the President, among other federal agencies.