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P&G spent $997K lobbying in 3Q

December 27, 2011
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WASHINGTON—Procter & Gamble Co. spent $996,497 to lobby the federal government in the third quarter on tax code, international trade, foreign relations, consumer safety and other business matters during the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing.

That's down 3 percent from the $1.03 million it spent in the same period last year, but it's 30 percent more than the $765,000 Procter & Gamble spent in this year's second quarter, according to disclosure reports the company has filed with Congress.

The Cincinnati-based company sells household and personal products like Tide laundry detergent and Duracell batteries around the world. In the mandatory disclosure reports, companies must reveal what topics they lobby on but not their stance on any of the issues.

Procter & Gamble lobbied on issues from patent reform to trade barriers as it tries to expand its footprint in international markets.

In addition to Congress, the company lobbied the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Environmental Protection Agencies and several other agencies in July through September, according to the report it filed Oct. 20 with the House clerk's office.

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