NPR’s lobbyists, funded by listeners like you

National Public Radio has spent $304,000 lobbying Congress so far in 2010 according to filings available with the Senate Clerk’s office. According to the filings, signed by Michael R. Riksen, vice president of policy and representation, the money was spent in part to lobby for appropriations. The organization has been spending money on lobbying at least since 1999, but they more than quintupled their usual lobbying spending in 2008, the same year the financial crisis hit.

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