All public companies are required to file congressional lobbying disclosure reports, which were released today for the second quarter of 2012. Interestingly enough, Google has once again outspent Apple by a margin of nearly 10 to 1.
As revealed by the reports, Google spent just shy of $4 million, coming in at $3,920,000, while Apple spent only $470,000 in Q2.
Contained in the reports is information about which bills both companies are concerned about, and Apple’s list includes the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011, as well as Battery Transportation & Safety Issues. CNNMoney also notes that even though Apple recently left and rejoined the EPEAT, it still appeared on the list.
It’s a bit dry, but you can’t expect much more from a report filing.