SpaceX Adds Southern Firepower to DC Lobbying Effort

Falcon 9 launch. (Credit: Chris Thompson)

Legal Times reports that SpaceX has added former U.S. senators Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and John Breaux (D-La.) to its five-member team of lobbyists at the firm of Patton Boggs. The story indicates that SpaceX spent $500,000 on federal lobbying efforts through the first nine months of 2011.

According to the report, other companies retained by SpaceX for lobbying purposes include:

  • Heather Podesta +
  • Gray Global Advisors
  • Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath.