WASHINGTON (AP) â¿¿ American Airlines spent $1.03 million to lobby Congress and executive branch agencies in the first quarter on baggage fees, pilot rest and other issues. The airline lobbied Congress and the Obama administration on airport security issues, including screening and inspection processes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and at Los Angeles International Airport, according to an April 20 filing with the House clerk's office. American also lobbied Congress on other legislation ranging from airport financing and air traffic control to climate change. Besides Congress, AMR Corp.'s American lobbied the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, the Transportation Department, the Small Business Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches of government under a federal law enacted in 1995.
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