Coca-Cola spent US$1.45M in Q2 lobbying U.S. government on issues including trade, tax policy, food assistance programs, marketing to children, disclosure report shows

WASHINGTON , August 29, 2011 () – Coca-Cola Co. spent $1.45 million in the second quarter to lobby the federal government on trade, tax policy, food assistance programs, marketing to children and other matters, according to a recent disclosure report.

That's less than the $2 million the company spent last quarter but more than the $721,795 Coca-Cola spent in the second quarter last year.

The world's largest beverage maker lobbied Congress, Office of the White House, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency from April through June, according to the report filed July 20 with the House clerk's office.

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