The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) spent a company record $14.19 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, according to a disclosure filed late on Tuesday.
Privacy, immigration and new tariffs are among policy issues that have put America’s large tech companies at odds with legislators and regulatory agencies in Washington.
Topics of interest to Amazon included health care plans, drug prices and food safety as part of discussions with the Food and Drug Administration and other federal bodies, according to its filing to Congress.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Amazon’s previous high for U.S. lobbying spending was about $13 million in 2017, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
Reporting by Paresh Dave; Editing by Bill Berkrot