American Express Company

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Charge card and credit card service.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters possibly related to the regulation of charge cards, credit cards or bank cards.

CEO Name:
Les Goldberg
Vice President, Government Affairs

Contact
JST
Joseph S. Testa
801 Pennysylvania Avenue, NW. Ste. 650
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 434-0155
(202) 624-0775
joseph.s.testa@aexp.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jason Childress Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Joe Leibham Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Alicia Schweitzer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/3/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 587
Assembly Bill 587
Relating to: fees imposed on merchants in connection with credit card transactions and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 572
Senate Bill 572
Relating to: fees imposed on merchants in connection with credit card transactions and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/28/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Matters related to the regulation and taxation of credit card fees.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters related to the regulation and taxation of credit card fees.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Matters related to limits placed on credit card fees.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters related to limits placed on credit card fees.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Matters related to wage garnishments and debt collection.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters related to wage garnishments and debt collection.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$22,950.00
2021
July - December
$22,950.00
Total $45,900.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
4.80
2021
July - December
1.90
Total 6.70
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
12.40
2021
July - December
13.20
Total 25.60

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: fees imposed on merchants in connection with credit card transactions and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
42 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 19 %
Relating to: fees imposed on merchants in connection with credit card transactions and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
43 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 19 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
90 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 53 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures