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American magazine trade group lobbies with US government

Magazine Publishers of America lobbied with the federal government.

The New York-based trade group spent $147,990 in the fourth quarter to lobby with the federal government. It is also understood to have lobbied with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, the Federal Trade Commission and the Food & Drug Administration.

The trade group has reportedly addressed issues such as advertising provisions in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, pharmaceutical advertising, online advertising, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act and the Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. The trade group represents 225 publishers in the US.