• Apple grew its lobbying spend the most last year compared to its peers, according to public disclosures.
  • But Amazon topped the tech giants with total spending at $19.7 million.
  • Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta and Microsoft spent nearly $69 million lobbying the federal government in 2022.
Chief Executive Officer of Apple Tim Cook (L) arrives at the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron, in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2022.

Apple ramped up its lobbying spending last year, increasing its total for the year by 44% compared to 2021, according to public disclosures.

Though Apple's lobbying spending grew the most in the past year compared to peers in the industry, it still spends far below other tech giants. Apple's total lobbying efforts came to nearly $9.4 million for all of 2022, a record for the company but just below Microsoft's $9.8 million and Google's $10.9 million.