Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, NYSE: BRK.B) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. The company averaged an annual growth in book value of 20.3% to its shareholders for the last 44 years, while employing large amounts of capital, and minimal debt. Berkshire Hathaway stock produced a total return of 76% from 2000-2010 versus a negative 11.3% return for the S&P; 500.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's February 22, 2010 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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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 Berkshire Hathaway
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount BNSF Railway $11,810,000 MidAmerican Energy $5,846,019 NetJets Inc $360,000 NetJets Inc $360,000 McLane Co $30,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.233 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 S.146 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 H.R.1789 Comprehensive Rail Infrastructure Investment Act of 2009 S.2889 Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2009 S.1462 American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 H.R.915 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 H.R.272 Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2009 H.R.1806 Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 40 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 "Berkshire Hathaway" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 4 NHTSA Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers Required to File Reports 2009
- Toggle 3 EPA Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing NESHAP Risk and Technology Review 2010
- Toggle 3 EPA Mineral Wool Production NESHAP Risk and Technology Review 2010
- Toggle 2 EPA Identification of Additional Classes of Facilities for Development of Financial Respnsibility Requirements Under Section 108(b): Notice and Request for Comment 2009
- Toggle 2 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2009
- Toggle 2 NHTSA Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers Required to File Reports 2010
- Toggle 2 EPA Notice of Receipt of a Request for a Clean Air Act Waiver to Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent 2009
- Toggle 2 EPA NESHAP for Area Sources: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing 2009
- Toggle 2 TREAS Analysis by the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets on the Long-term Availability and Affordability of Insurance for Terrorism Risk. 2010
EPA Violations2 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.
|Chemical Commodities; Ashland||Bnsf Railway Company (+9 others)||2009||Olathe, Ks||$14,377,138|
|Bunker Hill: Wallace Yard Removal||Bnsf Railway Company (+1 others)||2010||Kellogg, Id||$6,509,964|