Family Research Council
The Family Research Council (FRC) is a Christian right group and lobbying organization formed in the United States in 1981 by James Dobson. It was fully incorporated in 1983. In the late 1980s, FRC officially became a division of Dobson's main organization, Focus on the Family, but after an administrative separation, FRC officially became an independent entity in 1992. The function of FRC is to promote what it considers to be traditional family values, by advocating and lobbying for socially conservative policies in areas such as divorce, homosexuality, pornography, and abortion. FRC is affiliated with a 501(c)(4) lobbying PAC known as FRC Action. Tony Perkins is the current president of FRC. The organization has often been involved in the heated politics of social policy, and particularly in controversy concerning its position on homosexual behavior.
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 December 31, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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- Total Spent:
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Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent John R. RaeseSupport $84,250 Betsy MarkeyOppose $34,583 Carol Shea-PorterOppose $32,364 John A. BoccieriOppose $28,380 Frank Pallone, Jr.Oppose $27,250 Gabrielle GiffordsOppose $18,177 Tom PerrielloOppose $15,746 Russ FeingoldOppose $5,100 Steve DriehausOppose $4,100 Stephanie HersethOppose $3,553
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
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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.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Family Research Council
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Family Research Council $200,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Family, Abortion & Adoption,
- Government Issues,
- Health Issues,
- Law Enforcement & Crime,
- Gaming, Gambling & Casinos,
- Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Science & Technology
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.3280 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 H.R.2608 H.R.1269 Marriage Protection Act of 2009 H.R.2267 Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act H.R.2268 Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2009 H.R.3081 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.1283 Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009 S.3065 Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010 H.R.2266 Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act H.R.4594 International Violence Against Women Act of 2010
RegulationsMentioned in 1 docket; Submitted to 1 docket
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.
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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Family Research Council" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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