American Apparel and Footwear Association spent $136,608 in the second quarter lobbying the federal government on military and federal prison apparel procurement, product safety, trade and tariff issues and other issues, according to a recent disclosure form.
The trade group based in Arlington, Va., lobbied Congress on the economic stimulus bill, Defense Department appropriations and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Other issues included lobbying on laws governing import restrictions, intellectual property rights and labor initiatives.
Besides Congress, the association lobbied the Defense Department, the Federal Trade Commission, the Labor Department, the White House and Environmental Protection Agency among many others.
The report, filed July 19 with the House clerk's office, covered the April-June period. The company spent $226,608 on lobbying during the same period a year earlier, and $136,700 in the first quarter.