Wal-Mart spent $1.43 million in Q2 lobbying

Bentonville, Ark. A recent report filed with the House’s clerk’s office revealed that Wal-Mart Stores spent $1.43 million lobbying in the second quarter on a range of issues from organized crime to food safety to childhood hunger.

Wal-Mart spent $1.93 million on lobbying efforts in first quarter 2010 and $2.03 million in second quarter 2010.

The retailer also lobbied on trade bills involving Panama/Columbia Free Trade Agreement, as well as legislation on preserving access to affordable generics, according to a Monday report by the Associated Press. Other second quarter lobby focuses were on legislation involving improved nutrition for children, nutrition labeling, job creation and investment and clean energy.