Trent Lott among FedEx lobbyists

WASHINGTON — Former senator Trent Lott, R-Miss., was among the lobbyists working in FedEx Corp.’s behalf in the fourth quarter of last year, focusing on Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act provisions of interest to the Memphis-based logistics giant.

Lott and Democrat John Breaux, a former Louisiana senator, formed a lobbying firm after they left the Senate. It made $90,000 in the last three months of 2009 from FedEx, disclosure statements filed with the U.S. House of Representatives said.

Of Memphis companies, FedEx spent by far the most on lobbying: $4.65 million in the fourth quarter last year, up from $2.09 million for the fourth quarter in 2008, records show.

Commercial Appeal
2/23/10