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AT&T Paid Lobbyist $240,000 in 2007

By Associated Press - Aug. 24, 2007
AT&T Inc. paid Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP $240,000 in the first half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form.

The firm lobbied on policy issues related to the telecommunications industry, according to the form posted online Aug. 13 by the Senate's public records office.

Beside Congress, the firm lobbied the Commerce and Treasury departments.

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.

AT&T is based in San Antonio.

Copyright 2007 Associated Press.

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