Walmart and its lobbyists filed their second quarter lobbying reports this week, and at the same time the company is starting to see some of the fruits of its multi-pronged approach to buying support on Capitol Hill. In the second quarter of 2013, Walmart spent just shy of $2 million on its federal lobbying efforts, an increase from both the first quarter and the same time last year. The company has spent a total of $3.8 million on federal lobbying so far this year. Earlier this year, Making Change at Walmart released a report that summarized Walmart and the Walton family’s extensive political spending. The report found that the two have given a combined $17 million since the 2000 election cycle, with a disproportionate focus on conservative legislators.