Posted on | December 29, 2011
Written by | BevNetwork
The Beer Institute spent $260,000 in the third quarter to lobby on alcohol tax, labeling, safety awareness and other issues, according to a disclosure report.
That is up from the $220,000 it spent in the second quarter and down from the $360,000 it spent in the third quarter last year.
The trade group — whose members include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken USA Inc. and MillerCoors — also lobbied on funding for programs to combat underage drinking and drunk driving.
Besides Congress, the Beer Institute lobbied the Federal Trade Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies in the July through September period, according to the report filed with the House clerk’s office.
Source: The Associated Press