Hikvision Contacted 49 Members of Congress 245 Times in Six Months

By IPVM Team, Published Sep 06, 2022, 09:06am EDT (Info+)

Hikvision contacted 49 members of congress 245 Times in the first six months of 2022, IPVM's examination of government records revealed.

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This year, Hikvision's lobbying spending rate has increased (see $17 million Hikvision USA spent previously), as Hikvision attempts to stop FCC action and reported impending Treasury sanctions (see Hikvision hiring ex-Treasury official).

In this report, IPVM examines Hikvision's outreach to 10 US Senators and 37 Representatives, the House Armed Services Committee, and Senate Armed Services Committee, through a lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs.

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****, ****'* **** * *** *******. That *********** ***** ********* ****** ** include ** *** *******.

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**** ** * ***-*****.

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This ** * ***-*****.

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** *** ***** ** **** **** article ***** ***:)

*** **** *** ******.

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