WASHINGTON (AP) ¿ The American Resort Development Association spent $270,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government, according to a recent disclosure form.

The association lobbied Congress on housing legislation intended to prevent foreclosures and on the $700 billion financial rescue package that was signed into law in October, according to the report filed Jan. 12 with the House clerk's office.

The association's members include the resort timeshare businesses of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and Walt Disney Co.

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