Honeywell International spent $1.9 million in 4th quarter to lobby on defense, energy issues

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Honeywell spent $1.9M in 4Q to lobby federal govt

NEW YORK — Honeywell International spent $1.9 million during the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on legislation related to defense and aircraft technologies, renewable energy, security programs, health care reform and corporate issues.

The $1.9 million spent compares with $1.7 million paid to lobby the government in the third quarter, and just over $1 million during the final quarter of 2008, according to disclosure reports.

In the final three months of 2009, Morristown, N.J.-based Honeywell lobbied the House and Senate, departments of Defense, State, Commerce, Energy, Treasury, Homeland Security and Transportation, the White House and the Office of Management and Budget.

Representatives also contacted the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, the Army, Navy, and Air Force and the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, according to the report filed with the House clerk’s office.

Honeywell lobbyists contacted members of Congress and the various departments regarding legislation related to aircraft safety and security, navigation equipment and control systems, air traffic management modernization and airport security, helicopter and runway safety.

They also lobbied regarding issues and funding related to space shuttle upgrades, the space station and aeronautics funding. Appropriations for various defense aircraft and other technologies, missile defense, combat and weapons systems were discussed, along with issues regarding renewable power and energy efficiency, modernization of the electricity grid, wind technology, chemical and biological defense technologies and chemical plant security.

Honeywell representatives also addressed issues concerning foreign military aircraft, the use of biofuels, export reform and various vehicle safety and fuel technologies. Superfund Site cleanups, energy conservation, research and development and programs administered by the EPA were raised.

Also on the agenda: union organizing, health care technology, patents, tax credits for corporate research and development and other tax provisions, financial accounting standards and issues related to corporate pensions, employee benefit plans and 401(k) plans.

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