President Donald Trump met Thursday with CEOs of 24 manufacturing companies that he praised for being committed to "bringing manufacturing back."
The corporations also are some of the most politically active in Washington.
They spent $250 million combined in 2015 and 2016 on lobbying, according to a review by CNN. Their political action committees gave more than $13 million in campaign contributions to federal candidates in those two years, CNN found.
And they had a valuable day in Washington on Thursday.