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Tech companies have joined other industries in spending millions of dollars in D.C. Post your thoughts on the issue.

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Silicon money: How do tech firms buy influence in Washington?

Do companies have the right lobbying strategy?

Technology companies for years had eschewed politics, hoping that the government would simply leave them alone. Now they spend millions of dollars on lobbyists, nonprofits, political-action committees and politicians' travel. Post your thoughts on this issue below.

Authors: Declan McCullagh, Anne Broache
Editors: Mike Yamamoto, Zoë Barton
Design: Ellen Ng, Michelle White
Production: Mike Markovich, Andrew Lottmann


Silicon money: How do tech firms buy influence in Washington?

Do companies have the right lobbying strategy?

Technology companies for years had eschewed politics, hoping that the government would simply leave them alone. Now they spend millions of dollars on lobbyists, nonprofits, political-action committees and politicians' travel. Post your thoughts on this issue below.

Authors: Declan McCullagh, Anne Broache
Editors: Mike Yamamoto, Zoë Barton
Design: Ellen Ng, Michelle White
Production: Mike Markovich, Andrew Lottmann