The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has employed a vast collection of lobbying groups and public relations firms, paid by its government or by entities directly tied to its government, in order to advance its interests in the United States government. It is estimated that in 2018 alone Saudi Arabia spent more than $34 million on lobbying efforts, according to OpenSecrets.org, which collects data on Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filings.
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