WASHINGTON (AP) — The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers spent $530,000 to lobby the federal government in the first half of 2007, according to a disclosure form.
The Arlington, Va.-based trade group lobbied Congress on a fuel economy requirements, vehicle safety legislation and climate change regulations, according to the disclosure form posted online Aug. 10 by the Senate's public records office.
Members of the association include Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp.
In addition to lawmakers, the group lobbied the departments of Commerce, Energy and Transportation, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Under a federal law enacted in 1995, lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying.