PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- PepsiCo Inc. spent $750,000 in the third quarter lobbying the federal government, according to a disclosure report.
That was up from the $665,800 it spent in the same quarter last year and the $610,000 it spent in the second quarter this year.
The food and beverage maker from Purchase, N.Y., lobbied on trade, tax, food labeling, childhood obesity, patent reform and other business issues. Among the issues it lobbied on was federal assistance programs used to buy food. Pepsi and other beverage makers have fought efforts to eliminate sodas from being covered under these supplemental nutrition assistance programs, which includes food stamps.
Besides Congress, the company lobbied the Department of Treasury, Federal Trade Commission, Executive Office of the President, Department of Health and Human Services and others during the July through September period, according to the report filed with the House clerk's office.