CBS Corp

Parent Organization: National Amusements Inc

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. The President and CEO of the company is Leslie Moonves. Sumner Redstone, owner of National Amusements, is CBS's majority shareholder & serves as Chairman. The company began trading on the NYSE on January 3, 2006. Until then, the corporation was known as Viacom, and is the legal successor to said company. A new company, keeping the Viacom name was spun off from CBS. CBS, not Viacom, retains control of the partial and total over-the-air television & radio broadcasting, TV production & distribution , publishing, pay-cable, recording, and outdoor advertising assets formerly owned by the larger company. CBS has its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$1,777,354 Given
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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.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
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View all campaign finance data for CBS Corp Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$42,063,000 Spent
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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.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of CBS Corp

View all lobbying data for CBS Corp Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 41 dockets
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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.

Federal Spending

5 contracts
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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
Cbs Corporation 2002 Energy, Department Of PRIME OPERATING CONTRACTOR FORTHE WEST VALLEY PROJECT $4,100,000
contract
Cbs Corporation 2000 $3,061,383
contract
Cbs Corporation 2000 $2,497,233
contract
Cbs Corporation 2002 Energy, Department Of PRIME OPERATING CONTRACTOR FORTHE WEST VALLEY PROJECT $1,950,000
contract
Cbs Corporation 2001 $1,211,900
View all grant & loan data for CBS Corp View all contract data for CBS Corp Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

10 Enforcement Actions
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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
Alliance Chemical Inc Et Al. CBS Corp fka Viacom Inc fka Wesinghouse Electric (+71 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $37,000,000
3m Company CBS Corporation (f/k/a Viacom, Inc. and Westinghou (+106 others) 2008 Wood Ridge, Nj $18,000,000
Alcan Corporation CBS Corporation f/k/a Viacom Inc (+81 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $13,150,000
City Of Newburgh Et Al. CBS Corporation (+89 others) 2011 Newburgh, Ny $12,764,875
Casmalia - De Minimis Aoc CBS Corporation (+191 others) 2004 Casmalia, Ca $11,900,000
Omega Chemical Site CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (+101 others) 2005 Whittier, Ca $10,147,354
Old Southington Landfill Cbs Corporation (+85 others) 2009 Southington, Ct $4,248,450
Green River Disposal, Inc. Superfund Site Cbs Corporation (+30 others) 2008 Maceo, Ky $3,520,000
Viacom, Inc, Et. Al. Cbs Corporation (+4 others) 2006 Sharon, Pa $2,685,621
Abb, Inc. CBS Corporation (+72 others) 2007 Wood Ridge, Nj $1,400,000
View all EPA violations data for CBS Corp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data