Followup: Move to ban GM, Chrysler lobbying efforts snuffed out
Issa (shown above) is on the record as being against the government bailout and ownership of GM and Chrysler, and he reportedly put the measure up for vote because he felt that it didn't make sense for the automakers to use government money to ask for more government money. The amendment would have blocked the use of lobbyists by any federally controlled entity unless the government cedes any direct or indirect influence over said companies. GM has spent $4.3 million and Chrysler $2.3 million lobbying congress since the two companies exited bankruptcy one year ago.
[Source: Detroit Free Press | Image: Alex Wong/Getty]
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