Trade, currency lead lobbying efforts

Dec 29, 2011 | 01:37 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  currency manipulation, free trade, lobbyists, Capitol Hill, House of Representatives

NEW YORK - Currency manipulation and free trade were at the top of the agenda in the third quarter for metal lobbyists on Capitol Hill, according to disclosures filed with the House of Representatives.

Leading the steel sector was U.S. Steel Corp., which spent $800,000 on lobbying in the three months ended Sept. 30, down slightly from the second quarter. Issues on the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker’s slate included the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum achievable control technology (MACT) regulations for boilers, restarting offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the currency manipulation bill and the three free-trade agreements that were passed in October. ....

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