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Assn of American Railroads

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is an industry trade group representing primarily the major freight railroads of North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States). Amtrak and some regional commuter railroads are also members. Smaller freight railroads are typically represented by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), although some smaller railroads and railroad holding companies are also members of the Association of American Railroads. The AAR also has two associate member programs, and most associate members are suppliers to the railroad industry.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

Information

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
    Total Raised:
    $242,870
    Total Spent:
    $204,500
    Cash on Hand:
    $67,920
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Assn of American Railroads Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$20,908,054 Spent
Information

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.

covers roughly through Q3, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Assn of American Railroads

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Assn of American Railroads $20,908,054
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Transportation,
    • Railroads,
    • Taxes,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Torts,
    • Agriculture,
    • Labor, Antitrust & Workplace
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.1813 MAP-21
    H.R.304 To amend the limitation on liability for certain passenger rail accidents or incidents under section 28103 of title 49, United States Code, and for other purposes.
    H.R.721 Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2011
    S.672 Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2011
    S.49 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2011
    S.158 Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2011
    H.R.763 Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2011
    H.R.801 Truck Weight Uniformity Act of 2011
    S.112 A bill to authorize the application of State law with respect to vehicle weight limitations on the Interstate Highway System in the States of Maine and Vermont.
    H.R.1574 Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act
View all lobbying data for Assn of American Railroads Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 144 dockets; Submitted to 19 dockets
Information

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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Assn of American Railroads" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.