Apple spent $7.4M to lobby coronavirus, education, other issues in first half of 2020

According to new data from Center for Responsive Politics, Apple spent some $7.4 million in the first half of 2020 to lobby lawmakers on issues ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to remote learning.Part of Apple’s funding went to lobbying group Invariant, which attempted to impact policy on a U.S. coronavirus recovery and stimulus bill known as The Heroes Act, reports CNBC.Proposed and passed by the House in May, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act includes emergency funding for stimulus checks, tax cuts, federal and state agency operations, options for low-income households, support for small businesses, healthcare bailouts and other contingencies designed to counter fallout from the coronavirus. The coronavirus-related bill is moving through Senate.Read more…
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