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Fourth-quarter filings for Big Oil companies and trade groups are showing up in the handy Lobbying Disclosure Act database.

Why it matters: The totals are a periodic reminder of the industry money going into influencing federal policy and Congress.

  • The filings, while they vary in detail, often provide specifics on which bills and policy areas the efforts address.

Here are a few totals based on what's available and links to the filings:

  • The American Petroleum Institute, the industry's biggest trade group, reported $1.98 million in Q4 lobbying, up from $1.6 million in Q3 of 2019.
  • Exxon reported $2.65 million, up from $1.94 million in Q3.
  • Chevron reported $1.81 million in Q4, down from $2.25 million in Q3.
  • BP reported $1.5 million, compared to $1.26 million in Q3.
  • Shell reported $2.16 million in Q4, up from $1.68 million in Q3.
  • The Edison Electric Institute, which lobbies for investor-owned power companies, reported $2.1 million, similar to the roughly $2.2 million in Q3.

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What they're saying: "President Trump could not have made a better decision," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States."