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$326,726 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 $22,580,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Family, Abortion & Adoption
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 S.1599 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2608 Small Business Program Extension and Reform Act of 2011 H.R.2112 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 S.1206 Medicare Drug Savings Act of 2011 H.R.3671 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.677 Lifetime Income Disclosure Act S.267 Lifetime Income Disclosure Act
RegulationsMentioned in 152 dockets; Submitted to 49 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 6 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 4 HHS Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans 2011
- Toggle 3 IRS Health Insurance Premium Assistance Credit 2011
- Toggle 2 OFCCP Non-Discrimination in Compensation; Compensation Data Collection Tool 2011
- Toggle 2 CFPB Request for comment on Payday Lending Hearing Transcript 2012
- Toggle 2 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry; Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues 2011
- Toggle 1 FNS Updated Trafficking Definition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-FDPIR Dual Participation 2011
- Toggle 1 HHS Establishment of the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Program 2011
- Toggle 1 CFPB Request for Information Regarding Senior Financial Exploitation 2012
- Toggle 1 FDA Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009; Options for a User Fee Program for Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biological Product Applications for Fiscal Years 2013 through 2017; Request for Comments 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 13 HHS Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans 2011
- Toggle 10 CFPB Request for Information Regarding Senior Financial Exploitation 2012
- Toggle 9 CMS Reform of Hospital and Critical Access Hospitals Conditions of Participation 2011
- Toggle 7 ATBCB Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way 2011
- Toggle 7 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 7 WHD Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service 2011
- Toggle 6 CMS Medicaid Program; Community First Choice Option 2011
- Toggle 5 CFPB Consumer Use of Reverse Mortgages 2012
- Toggle 4 CMS Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013 (CMS-1590-P) 2012
- Toggle 4 CMS Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2012 2011
Advisory Committees8 people on 8 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 Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- 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