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."
Campaign Finance$157,706 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 $43,060,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Government Issues,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 H.R.4872 Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 H.R.2847 Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.3081 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 H.R.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 S.1679 Affordable Health Choices Act S.3686 Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.1159 (Unknown) H.R.1427 Promoting Innovation and Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Registrant Summary May 15, 2014 Alignment Government Strategies issues pertaining to older Americans, including Social Security, Medicare, taxation, and appropriations View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 181 dockets; Submitted to 46 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 SSA Amendments to Withdrawals of Applications and Voluntary Suspension of Benefits 2009
- Toggle 5 SSA Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments 2010
- Toggle 2 IRS Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Afforable Care Act 2010
- Toggle 2 FISCAL Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments 2010
- Toggle 2 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Movie Captioning and Video Description 2010
- Toggle 2 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services; Accessibility of Next Generation 9-1-1 2010
- Toggle 2 HHS Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage: Interim Final Rules for Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010
- Toggle 2 FDA Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting 2010
- Toggle 2 HHS Health Insurance Issuers Implementing Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirements under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010
- Toggle 2 HHSIG Solicitation of Information and Recommendations for Supplementing the Guidance Provided in the Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 15 SSA Amendments to Withdrawals of Applications and Voluntary Suspension of Benefits 2009
- Toggle 11 CMS Medicare Program; Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Saving Program 2010
- Toggle 8 EBSA Request for Information Regarding Lifetime Income Options for Participants and Beneficiaries in Retirement Plans 2010
- Toggle 8 CMS Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program 2009
- Toggle 8 CMS Medicare Drug Benefit Effective CY 2006 (Title I) 2010
- Toggle 7 SSA Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments 2010
- Toggle 7 CMS Medicaid Program; Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers 2009
- Toggle 6 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by State and Local Governments and Places of Public Accommodation; Equipment and Furniture 2010
- Toggle 5 NHTSA 2010 - 2015 Strategic Planning 2009
- Toggle 5 CMS Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2011 2010
Federal Spending1 grant
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|
Advisory Committees5 people on 5 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 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Securities and Exchange Commission 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Social Security Administration 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee