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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Elsevier's first quarter lobbying budget

Reed Elsevier 1Q lobbying reached $790,000, Associated Press, June 4, 2008.  Excerpt:

The U.S. unit of Reed Elsevier Group PLC spent $790,000 in the first quarter to lobby...the U.S. federal government on...[many issues including] public access to the National Institutes of Health and more....

In the January-to-March period, the company lobbied Congress, NIH and the Health and Human Services Department, according to the report filed April 17 with the House clerk's office.

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