Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tech's power shifts as Obama fades to Trump | TheHill

Tech's power shifts as Obama fades to Trump | TheHill: Silicon Valley’s influence and power in Washington has grown in the Obama years.

The question is whether that growth will be curtailed with Donald Trump’s election.

Internet companies have stormed onto D.C.’s lobbying scene, opening up in-house shops and hiring established lobbyists to gain influence.

Google, Amazon and Facebook increased their spending on Washington lobbyists over the last eight years and are closing the gap overall with the telecommunications industry, an older power in the capital.

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