Q1 2012 lobbying data for some of the major players in the defense industry shows a mix of increases and decreases to their lobbying spending from the previous quarter. With the industry facing the possibility of major cuts to government contracts the lobbying efforts of each company will be critical to their bottom line.
Boeing: Increased lobbying by 13% from previous quarter
- Spent $4,100,000 in Q1 2012, up $470,000 when they spent $3,630,000 in Q4 2011.
- Lobbying issues: NASA Re-authorization; Science Education; Aviation Safety; Foreign Repair Stations; Lithium Batteries; S.2233 Jobs Originated Through Launching Travel Act; next generation air traffic management; Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2013; Navy and Air Force Tactical Aviation; Global Positioning Systems; US Export-Import Bank Issues; Turkey Relations, Azerbaijan Relations; Sri Lanka Relations; Pakistan Relations; H.R. 1905 Iran Threat Reduction Act; Cybersecurity requirements; labor laws
Lockheed Martin Corporation: Decreased lobbying by 1% from previous quarter
- Spent $3,960,000 in Q1 2012 down $50,000 when they spent $4,010,000 in Q4 2011.
- Lobbying issues: National Defense Re-authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013; Army aviation; Departments of Transportation, House and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013; S. 1867/ H.R. 1570 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2013; S. 78 – Protecting Pregnant Women and Children from Perchorate Act of 2011; S. 79 Protecting Pregnant Women and Children from Hexavalent Chromium Act of 2012; Mobile Workforce Tax Income Simplification Act
Northrop Grumman: Decreased lobbying by 5% from previous quarter
- Spent $4,070,000 in Q1 2012 , down $230,000 from $4,300,000 in Q4 2011
- Lobbying issues: H.R. 3523 Cybersecurity Act of 2012; Air and Missile Defense Radar; Better Buying Power Initiative; Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; Long Range Strike; Next Generation Jammer; S. 3605 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill; H.R. 3674 Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act of 2011; H.R. 2596 and S. 1572 James Webb Space Telescope/FAA Reuathorization, James Webb Telescope; Global Hawk
Raytheon: Decreased lobbying by 35% from previous quarter
- Spent $1,520,000 in Q1 2012, down $840,000 from $2,360,000 in Q4 2011
- Lobbying issues: National Voice Switch Program; Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution Program; FY 13 Defense Authorization and Appropriations; FY 13 NOAA budget request and provisions for the Joint Polar Satellite System; U.S. defense cooperation with countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America; Tax Help Act
United Technologies: Increased lobbying by 158% from previous quarter
- Spent $3,870,000 in Q1 2012 up $2,370,000 from $1,500,000 in Q4 2011
- Lobbying issues: FY 2013 Department of Energy Budget; Carbon Monoxide Legislation; S. 1000 Energy Efficiency; S. 1000 Heating/Cooling Standards-Residential Buildings; Surface Transportation Re-authorization Bill S 1813; Global Supply Trains;