Lobbyists Are Making Bank on Trump’s Steel Tariffs


Steel manufacturers spent $12.2 million lobbying the federal government in 2018, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous year.

(From Reason)

Rather than reducing the influence of the K Street swamp, Trump’s dogged pursuit of tariffs has created enormous opportunities for lobbyists to shape government policy, and, more infuriatingly, to determine which of their competitors succeed and fail.