WASHINGTON — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and four major industry groups spent millions of dollars on lobbyists to push their agendas on Capitol Hill, while the National Association of State Treasurers was the only governmental group to report hiring lobbyists, according to annual tax forms 22 muni-related groups filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

Besides FINRA, the groups include the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the Investment Company Institute, the American Bankers Association and Bond Dealers of America. They reported spending a total of $4.56 million for lobbyists in their 990 forms, which nonprofit groups must file annually with the IRS.

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