How much retailers and industry associations have spent on lobbying in Washington in the first half.

First Half 2015*

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.                                       $3.5 million

Target Corp.                                                       $770,000

Nike Inc.                                                             $560,000

J.C. Penney Co. Inc.                                         $410,000

Hanesbrands Inc.                                           $280,000

Gap Inc.                                                               $160,000

National Retail Federation                              $3 million

Retail Industry Leaders Association             $1.35 million

American Apparel and Footwear Association $418,500

National Council of Textile Organizations   $80,000

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations $1.56 million


* Federal Lobbying Disclosures through the first half of 2015 based on Congressional records. Total expenditures, which are filed quarterly, cover a portion of a company’s or trade association’s lobbyists’ salaries, as well as any money spent on preparing for a meeting with members of Congress or administration officials, and related travel. The totals cover all issues a group or company lobbied on, not just the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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