Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) (previously named Philip Morris Companies Inc.), based in Henrico County, Virginia, is the parent company of Philip Morris USA; John Middleton, Inc.; United States Smokeless Tobacco, Inc.; Philip Morris Capital Corporation; and Ste Michelle Wine Estates. It is one of the world's largest tobacco corporations. Philip Morris International was spun off in 2008. In addition, Altria Group, Inc. has a 28.7% economic and voting interest in one of the world's largest brewing companies, UK based SABMiller plc. It is a component of the S&P; 500 and was a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average until February 19, 2008. The company has its head offices in unincorporated Henrico County, Virginia.
Campaign Finance$110,561,094 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
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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.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Altria Group
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Altria Group $66,580,000 Altria Client Services $63,050,000 Alliance for American Advertising $55,000 UST Public Affairs $40,000 US Smokeless Tobacco $0 US Smokeless Tobacco $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Food Industry,
- Health Issues,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Homeland Security
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1108 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act S.1147 PACT Act S.625 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act H.R.1256 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act H.R.4134 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that any person who, for a commercial purpose, makes available for consumer use a machine capable of producing tobacco products, is a manufacturer of tobacco products. H.R.1676 PACT Act H.R.3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 S.1027 PACT Act H.R.2830 Pension Protection Act of 2005
RegulationsMentioned in 107 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 "Altria Group" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 13 EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program: Federal Requirements for Class VI Injection Wells for the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide - Proposed Rule 2008
- Toggle 9 FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products; Request for Comments 2009
- Toggle 8 EPA Preliminary 2006 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 2004
- Toggle 4 BLM Notice of Proposed Rule: Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands 43 CFR 3160 2012
- Toggle 4 FDA Initiate a Rulemaking Procedure to Adjust the Text of a Smokeless Tobacco ("ST") Product Warning Label Statement 2011
- Toggle 3 FDA Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages & Advertisements 2010
- Toggle 3 FDA FDA is Requesting Data, Information, and Views and Hosting a Web-Based Public Meeting to Discuss Issues Related to the Development of an Enforcement Action Plan 2010
- Toggle 3 FDA Implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Request for Comments (Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) 2010
- Toggle 2 AMS Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board Unknown
- Toggle 2 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
EPA Violations5 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Verona Well Field Consent Decree (Cercla)||Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (+25 others)||2006||Battle Creek, Mi||$9,040,000|
|Old Southington Landfill Superfund Site||Kraft Foods Global Inc (+4 others)||2009||Southington, Ct||$4,500,000|
|San Gabriel Area 2 / Baldwin Park - Allegiance||Philip Morris (+1 others)||2005||Azusa, Ca||$2,050,000|
|Casmalia Resources - A. O. Smith Corporation||Philip Morris Industrial (+25 others)||2006||Casmalia, Ca||$1,800,000|
|Petroleum Products Corporation||Kraft Foods North America, Inc. (+84 others)||2001||Pembroke Pines, Fl||$1,017,197|
Advisory Committees2 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.