Amazon spent $3.2 million in Q2 on lobbying

Amazon, facing potential criticism of its plan to buy Whole Foods Markets, continued its multi-million lobbying effort — shelling out $3.2 million in the second quarter of this year — an increase from the $2.9 million spent in the first three months.

Amazon has long had a presence in Washington, lobbying on a broad range of topics ranging from taxes, immigration, trade and mobile payments. But their decision, announced in June, to buy premium grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion roiled the grocery industry and has sparked.

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