United Continental spends $680,000 on 3Q lobbying

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cnbc.com/id/45130569

    The parent company of United and Continental airlines spent $680,000 to lobby the government during the third quarter, according to a recent disclosure report.
    Topics included a House bill that would bar U.S. airlines from paying a European emissions tax. Starting Jan. 1, the EU plans to include all airlines flying to and from its 27 member countries in its cap-and-trade program.
    United Continental Holdings Inc. also lobbied on federal aviation issues, including funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. The company said it monitored legislative and federal activity related to pilot flight time rules, aviation security, planned navigation upgrades, and baggage policies for members of the armed forces.
    The company also lobbied on spending for the Department of Homeland Security, which runs the Transportation Security Administration, the agency that screens airline travelers.

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    I feel we should start lobbying UA to bring back special meals on domestic flights- boo United!
     
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    Seems kind of low if you ask me... That is 1000-2000 billable hours for most lobbyists in DC. Split that among 535 offices in the House and Senate...
     
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    Yeah, if UA is only spending ~$3M per year when it makes $4B EBITDA, that's not bad. Less than 0.1%.
     
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    I think the potential ramifications of this form of institutionalized extortion environmental protection are worth UACO spending as much as it needs to in order to stop it.
     
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