Database lobbying and a database appropriation

The Hill reports on the lobbying activities of companies that are apparently in line to receive $50 million to create and run a database.

Dow Jones & Co., IBM and SAS Institute have all lobbied on the bill, according to congressional records. Teradata, an Ohio-based data analytics and warehousing firm, has been a prominent supporter of the bill.

Firm executives have written newspaper opinion pieces, testified at a congressional hearing, lobbied extensively and had a PR firm reach out to reporters this summer.

The firm has spent $510,000 lobbying this year and lists the House and Senate bills as one of the firm’s main issues on lobbying records.

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