P&G spent roughly US$765,000 lobbying federal government in Q2, down from US$1.1M a year ago; main issues lobbied include rules related to trading with many regions, animal testing, policies toward manufacturers

NEW YORK , October 3, 2011 (press release) – Procter & Gamble Co. spent roughly $765,000 to lobby the federal government in the second quarter, down from the $1.1 million it spent in the same period a year earlier or the $1.74 million it spent in the first quarter.

The Cincinnati company sells household and personal products like Tide laundry detergent, Duracell batteries and Herbal Essences shampoo. In mandatory congressional disclosure report, companies must reveal what topics they lobby on but not their stance on any of the issues.

Procter & Gamble lobbied on rules related to trading with many regions, including Russia, Africa, Colombia, Panama and South Korea, according to the report it filed July 20. It also lobbied on World Trade Organization negotiations meant to lower trade barriers between countries.

Procter & Gamble also lobbied on proposals that would more strictly govern emissions of mercury, carbon monoxide and other substances from industrial boilers. It lobbied on new health care laws that will get stricter on requiring companies to offer health care to employees, and it lobbied on a law that gives the Food and Drug Administration more authority over food suppliers.

Among other issues P&G lobbied on:

-- Animal testing, chemical plant safety and product safety.

-- Policies toward manufacturers.

-- Science and math education.

-- Regulation of over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics.

-- Truck driver hours.

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