Apple CEO Tim Cook chats with lawmakers

Aides told Fortune that the meetings were mostly a chance for Cook and the lawmakers to meet each other. They did not discuss Apple's current Washington headaches, such as the Justice Department's lawsuit over the company's arrangement with e-book publishers or the low level of taxes it pays, according to aides.

Apple keeps a low profile in Washington considering its size. The company spent just $500,000 on lobbying in the most recent quarter, compared with $5 million by Google and $7 million by AT&T.