ACA International

ACA International is the largest trade group representing collection agencies, creditors, debt buyers, collection attorneys and debt collection industry service providers. The organization was founded in 1939 as the American Collectors Association and changed its name to ACA International in 2001. ACA International is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance


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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
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$1,700,000 Spent

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 ACA International

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Aca International $1,700,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Telecommunications,
    • Consumer Product Safety,
    • Radio & TV Broadcasting,
    • Finance,
    • Education
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.3035 Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011
    H.R.2086 Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2011
    H.R.4014 To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to information provided to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    H.R.5794 Fair Debt Collection Practices Clarification Act of 2012
    S.2149 Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2012
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Registrant Summary
    July 23, 2015 Phil Bond & Associates Telephone Consumer Privacy Act View registration
    July 10, 2015 Podesta Group FCC regulation. View registration
View all lobbying data for ACA International Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 19 dockets; Submitted to 14 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from 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.

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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "ACA International" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.