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Blackwater USA spent $290,000 lobbying

Associated Press (2008-02-26)

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Private security firm Blackwater USA paid $290,000 to C&M Capitolink last year to lobby the federal government.

The company paid C&M $150,000 in the second half of 2007 to lobby members of Congress on issues of oversight by and communications with the federal government, according to a disclosure form posted online Feb. 14 by the Senate's public records office.

Blackwater paid C&M $140,000 in the first six months of 2007 to lobby on the same issues.

Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995. Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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