WaPo: Want to understand how dominant tech companies have become? Look at the number of issues they lobby on.

Post Tech: Want to understand how dominant tech companies have become? Look at the number of issues they lobby on.. “A Washington Post analysis shows just how broad tech companies’ interests have become in the nation’s capital. According to corporate disclosures that were submitted to the Senate Office of Public Records and screened by the Center for Responsive Politics, some of these tech giants are regularly setting records in their spending on lobbying and are pushing as many as 100 issues — or more — every year. The proliferation of issues in Silicon Valley’s lobbying portfolio helps illustrate the industry’s growing influence on everyday consumer life.”