Biggest Car Lobbyists

October 20th, 2014

Car Lobbying by Everything Motoring

It is believed that in the past nine months various players in the auto business have been spending lots of money in lobbying the government. This is in the aim of having various legislation changed or introduced to give them a better platform on which to run their business. Car lobbyists in the past nine months are believed to have spent over $50 million. Further to this, individuals known to be close to the dealers also made campaign donations believed to be over $15 million. The DVLNI have not published or confirmed any figures for car lobbyists in Northern Ireland.

National auto dealers association

This is one of the biggest car lobbyists within the US. In the year 2012, the auto dealer spent over $3.2 million in the election cycle. This is believed to have been a push to block the right to repair legislation and the estate tax bill which the dealer argues could have immerse effect on small businesses and family owned dealerships.

General motors

This has been and still is one of the biggest lobbyists. In 2008 and 2009, the company is believed to have spent $13.4 and $8.7 respectively. This is over and above the fact that the company is known to have its stakes with one big politician and has the politician’s wife in its top management at with undisclosed salary. The politician also owns a stake in the company in form of stocks.

Ford motor company

The ford motor company is also among the top spenders in lobbying the government. The company is on record as having spent $ 7.3 million in 2009. This was done in funding for campaigns and having lawmakers support a number of legislation that would safeguard their business interests.

Alliance of automobile manufacturers

This is a group made which is made up of a number of car manufacturers. The group has also been on the forefront lobbying various lawmakers to have their business interests catered for. In the year 2009, the company is believed to have spent $5.7 million given to various lawmakers.

Conclusion

The recipients of the car lobbyists’ amounts are mainly retired civil servants and lawmakers. They normally request for audience with the target individual. This can be through one on one meeting, through writing or through a third party. In such a meeting, they set forward their agenda and as well make an agreement on how much will be given in return. In this way, they gain protection and are able to stay in business. These lobbyists have helped a lot in pushing for the laws that are helpful in shaping the motor industry. You can great motoring news on everythingmotoring.com as well as find vehicles for sale including trucks for sale, used cars, used vans and much much more. You can find a list of the make and models here or visit other popular parts of the website like the UTV Drive or buy and sell ni sections.