What does Major League Baseball spend on lobbying?

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In the spirit of tonight’s All-Star Game in New York City, here’s a look at what Major League Baseball is spending, hiring and lobbying on: In 2013, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has spent $80,000 with Baker & Hostetler lobbying Congress on performance-enhancing substance issues, mental health program for veterans and budget issues affecting team travel. The league is lobbying the Department of Homeland Security on immigration issues affecting Major League Baseball and on stadium security issues.

The Major League Baseball Players Association maintains Kevin McGuiness and the Glover Park Group for issues relating to professional sports leagues, including labor issues and drug testing. Put into perspective, the National Football League has already spent $320,000 on similar issues in 2013, with six different firms. 

Via POLITICO Influence.

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