According to Bloomberg News it takes six lobbyists per lawmaker; on August 14, 2006, Bloomberg reported that $3,300 lobbyists have lined up to work on health reform. "That six lobbyists for each of the 535 members of the House and Senate, according to Senate records, and three times the number of people registered to lobby on defense." 

According to Bloomberg, the group spent approximately $263.4 million lobbying during the first six months of 2009.