Comcast paid lobbyist firm $100,000 over last six months

[Associated Press]

Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable TV operator, paid the Amani Group $100,000 in the first half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form.

The firm lobbied lawmakers in the House of Representatives on telecommunications and cable television matters, according to the form posted online Wednesday by the Senate's public records office.

Under a federal law enacted in 1995, lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches. They must report how much they are paid in the first six months of each year.

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