Reynolds American spent over $760K lobbying in 3Q

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 9:14 AM

Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. spent $760,645 in the third quarter to lobby the federal government on legislation involving cigarette trafficking and other issues, according to a recent disclosure form.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Reynolds also lobbied on legislation on funding for the Department of Homeland Security and the Agriculture Department in the July-September period, according to the report filed Oct. 20 with the House clerk's office.

Reynolds is the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker behind Philip Morris USA. Altria Group Inc. owns Philip Morris USA, maker of the Marlboro brand.