GekeVenn: TOYOTA

in corporatism •  2 months ago

In 2017, one regulatory issue garnered the most corporate spending on lobbying since the 2008 financial crisis: fuel efficiency standards. A total of $49 million was spent by automakers, foreign and domestic, even the makers of electric cars. Of that amount, Toyota spent about 12 percent, or $5.8 million. Only GM spent more ($8.6 million).

All that lobbying paid off. Last month the Trump administration unveiled its intention to roll back fuel economy standards and freeze fuel efficiency level standards after 2020.

Note that in-house lobbyist Mark Johnson was working for Representative Ed Bryant, but whizzed through the revolving door to work briefly for Fluor Corporation (a construction/engineering company) before returning to Representative Bryant's staff. Below is a photo of Johnson with friend Representative Eric Cantor.

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CoS = Chief of Staff
IP = Intellectual Property
GSA = General Services Administration

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