Amazon Gains Major Lobbyist for Drone Delivery Service

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361_faa_appeal_4.15.2014 Amazon Gains Major Lobbyist for Drone Delivery ServiceAmazon, pushing forward with its plans to deliver packages by drone, has gained a new lobbyist in law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

A report from Politico says the online retailer has hired the firm to lobby for ‘federal advocacy’ of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and for the Marketplace Fairness Act, a potential bill dealing with the collection of sales tax.

Amazon originally announced its plans for UAV deliveries in December. It spent about $3.5 million on lobbying last year, Politico reports.

Michael Drobac, Melanie Goggins, Ed Pagano, Jennifer Richter and Greg Walden will be representing the law firm.

The full Politico report can be found here.

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