Wal-Mart spent US$1.49M in Q3 lobbying U.S. government on issues including food safety, nutritional labeling, corporate tax reform, according to disclosure report

WASHINGTON , December 13, 2011 () – Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, spent $1.49 million on lobbying in the third quarter on a wide range of issues including food safety, nutritional labeling and corporate tax reform, according to a recent disclosure report.

That's the same as the $1.49 million it spent in the second quarter of 2011 and above the $1.19 million it spent in the third quarter of 2010.

The retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., also lobbied on trade bills involving Panama/Colombia Free Trade Agreement, as well as legislation on supply chain security issues, immigration and health-care reform. Wal-Mart also focused from July through September on consumer payment protection and consumer product safety, according to the form it filed Oct. 20 with the House clerk's office.

Wal-Mart lobbied Congress, U.S. Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor, and the Federal Trade Commission, among other agencies, according to the filing.

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