AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, is a United States-based non-governmental organization and interest group, founded by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus in 1958 and based in Washington, D.C. According to its mission statement, it is "a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over ... dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age," which "provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members."
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Campaign Finance$2,646,037 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Aarp
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount AARP $239,162,064
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
- Consumer Product Safety,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2017 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 H.J.RES.79 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2012 H.J.RES.44 Further Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011 H.R.3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 H.R.4872 Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Registrant Summary April 20, 2015 DLA Piper Legislative and regulatory issues affecting older Americans and their families. View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 872 dockets; Submitted to 183 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Aarp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 9 SEC Comments on Duties of Brokers, Dealers, and Investment Advisers 2010
- Toggle 9 SSA Amendments to Withdrawals of Applications and Voluntary Suspension of Benefits 2009
- Toggle 7 CFTC Comments for Proposed Rule 76 FR 4752 2010
- Toggle 6 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 5 SSA Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments 2010
- Toggle 4 HHS Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans 2011
- Toggle 4 FAA Age 60 Rule Request for Comments 2006
- Toggle 3 SEC Comments on Proposed Rule: Investment Company Governance 2003
- Toggle 3 IRS Health Insurance Premium Assistance Credit 2011
- Toggle 2 OSHA EXPLOSIVES 2007
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 117 FAA Age 60 Rule Request for Comments 2006
- Toggle 59 SEC Comments on Proposed Rule: Certain Broker-Dealers Deemed Not To Be Investment Advisers 1999
- Toggle 36 CMS Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs (CMS-4159-P) 2014
- Toggle 23 SEC Comments on Duties of Brokers, Dealers, and Investment Advisers 2010
- Toggle 15 NIH Recently Posted NIH Rules and Notices. 2007
- Toggle 15 SSA Amendments to Withdrawals of Applications and Voluntary Suspension of Benefits 2009
- Toggle 13 HHS Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans 2011
- Toggle 11 IRS Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities 2013
- Toggle 11 CMS Medicare Program; Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Saving Program 2010
- Toggle 11 FDA Prescription Drug Importation Study 2004
Federal Spending2 grants; 1 contract
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Aarp||2009||Internal Revenue Service||Tax Counseling for the Elderly||$4,758,761|
|Aarp||2004||Internal Revenue Service||TAX COUNSELING FOR THE ELDERLY||$3,435,658|
|Aarp||2008||Federal Communications Commission||AARP MAGAZINE||$1,316,876|
Advisory Committees38 people on 28 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Aarp" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 18 people on 10 committees
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 6 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle General Services Administration 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Corporation for National and Community Service 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle National Science Foundation 1 person on 1 committee