Center for Individual Freedom
The Center for Individual Freedom is an Alexandria, Virginia based U.S. lobbyist and policy advocacy organization founded on the principle of securing individual freedoms as embodied in the United States Constitution and state constitutions. It was founded in 1998 and tends to focus on neoconservative and Republican/libertarian values. The group focuses on three activities: legal - the center supports litigation in support of its beliefs, legislative - the center seeks to speak out on bills and laws which it feels strongly about, and educational - the center publishes articles and sponsors seminars seeking to explain its position and strengthen its support among Americans. On its website CFIF claims that it "relies on private financial support from individuals, associations, foundations and corporations."
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 September 30, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent Steven HorsfordOppose $475,288 William OwensOppose $371,881 Daniel MaffeiOppose $357,893 Leonard BoswellOppose $285,684 James MathesonOppose $257,933 Ben ChandlerOppose $116,059
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 Center for Individual Freedom
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Center for Individual Freedom $50,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Economics & Econ Development,
- Government Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 S.968 PIPA H.R.642 Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2011 S.365 Budget Control Act of 2011 S.743 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2011 H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act H.R.2 Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act H.R.8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 H.R.10 REINS Act
RegulationsMentioned in 8 dockets; Submitted to 2 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 "Center for Individual Freedom" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 2 GSA GSA; General Notices 2012
- Toggle 1 FEC Meetings; Sunshine Act 2012
- Toggle 1 FEC Rulemaking Petitions: Electioneering Communications Reporting 2012
- Toggle 1 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 1 FCC Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals 2012
- Toggle 1 FRS Changes in Bank Control: Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company 2012
- Toggle 1 FSIS Reducing Sodium in the Food Supply; Establishing Sodium Reduction Targets; Establishment of Dockets; Request for Comments, Data and Information 2011
- Toggle 1 EPA Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Analyses of New Pathways Under the Renewable Fuels Standard Program 2011