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Caterpillar Inc

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:
    $1,143,955
    Total Spent:
    $1,081,422
    Cash on Hand:
    $140,972
    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)
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    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • 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 Caterpillar Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$7,670,000 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 Caterpillar Inc

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Caterpillar Inc $7,670,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Taxes,
    • Trade,
    • Finance,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Transportation,
    • Immigration,
    • Education,
    • Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
    • Health Issues,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.913 Free and Fair Trade Act of 2011
    S.433 Free and Fair Trade Act of 2011
    H.R.639 Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act
    H.R.422 To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that schools have physical education programs that meet minimum requirements for physical education.
    H.R.622 To extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, and for other purposes.
    H.R.783 Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2011
    H.R.942 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011
    S.37 Autonomy for Psychologists and Social Workers Act of 2011
    S.98 Creating American Jobs through Exports Act of 2011
    S.380 Andean Trade Preference Extension Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for Caterpillar Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 48 dockets; Submitted to 8 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 "Caterpillar Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

1 grant; 90 contracts
Information

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2012 FEBRUARY 2012 - COMBINED ALL CALL ORDERS TO CATERPILLAR INC. $163,600,689
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2011 SCRAPER (U.S. ARMY) $56,078,520
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2011 ORDER 90 EACH TYPE I AND 90 EACH TYPE II T9 DOZERS. $47,710,800
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2012 DELIVERY ORDER FOR TYPE I T-9 DOZERS AND TYPE II T-9 DOZERS. $43,469,840
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2011 SCRAPER (U.S. ARMY) $42,058,890
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2011 1. THE PURPOSE OF DELIVERY ORDER 0021, TO CONTRACT W56HZV-08-D-0037, IS TO: A) ADD 172EA MOTORIZED GRADERS W/TYPE A KIT UNDER CLIN 0400AA, UNIT PRICE OF $218,926.79EA, TOTAL PRICE OF THE CLIN $37,655,407.88 B) ADD 10DA 'CONTRACTOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE - CONUS', UNIT PRICE OF $1,243.00, TOTAL PRICE OF THE CLIN $12,430.00 $37,667,838
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2012 PROCUREMENT OF TYPE I, TYPE II AND NET CLASSES. $32,969,428
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2012 SCRAPER (USMC) $27,572,868
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2012 DO FOR ARMY NATIONAL GAURD DOZERS, TRAINING CLASSES, AND STTE KITS $26,338,277
contract
Caterpillar Inc. 2011 PURCHASE 64 EACH T9 TYPE II DOZERS $22,035,552
View all grant & loan data for Caterpillar Inc View all contract data for Caterpillar Inc Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

2 Enforcement Actions
Information

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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Caterpillar Caterpillar, Inc. 2011 Peoria, Il $2,040,001
Muskego Sanitary Landfill (Cercla) Consent Decree Caterpillar, Inc. (+38 others) 2011 Muskego, Wi $6,235,000
View all EPA violations data for Caterpillar Inc Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

12 people on 11 committees
Information

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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Caterpillar Inc" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of the Treasury 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Caterpillar Inc