ESA lobbying tops $2 million

According to filings with the United States Senate Office of Public Records, the ESA spent more than $2 million on federal lobbying efforts in 2005 and was on pace to exceed that tally in 2006 with a first-half bill of more than $1.1 million. It's often said that the gaming industry is bigger than the film industry, and in the case of federal lobbying by their trade groups, it's actually true. The Motion Picture Association of America spent less than $1.6 million on federal lobbying in 2005 and $900,000 in the first half of 2006.

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