The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco, California, and founded in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher. The company has five primary brands: the namesake Gap banner, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta. As of September 2008, Gap, Inc. has approximately 135,000 employees and operates 3,076 stores worldwide, of which 2,551 are in the United States. Gap, Inc. remains the largest specialty apparel retailer in the U.S., though it has recently been surpassed by the Spanish-based Inditex Group as the world's largest apparel retailer.
Campaign Finance$5,431,116 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of Gap Inc
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Gap Inc $620,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Apparel, Clothing, & Textiles
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 H.R.5160 Haiti Economic Lift Program Act of 2010 S.3275 Haiti Economic Lift Program Act of 2010 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 H.R.1409 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 S.560 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 H.R.4872 Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 H.R.6111 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2006 S.21 Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011 H.R.4 Pension Protection Act of 2006
RegulationsMentioned in 3358 dockets; Submitted to 8 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 "Gap Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 DOE Rulemaking to Amend 10 CFR Part 1021: National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures 2010
- Toggle 1 NRC Potential Changes to Radiation Protection Regulations; Solicitation of Public Comment 2009
- Toggle 1 DOT IATA - Approval of Agreement(s) 2003
- Toggle 1 OSHA CALIFORNIA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD 2006
- Toggle 1 FWS 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List All Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as Endagered 2010
- Toggle 1 Application and Amendment to Facility Operating License Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination 2013
- Toggle 1 SBA Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program 2010
- Toggle 1 FNS Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs 2007
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 326 NRC Committee to Bridge the Gap 2004
- Toggle 87 VA 2013 Notices Requesting Comments 2013
- Toggle 79 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards for Model Year 2017 and Later 2010
- Toggle 75 FWS Revised Definitions for ESA Section 7 Consultations; 50 CFR Part 402 2008
- Toggle 69 FNS Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs 2007
- Toggle 65 EPA Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Renewable Fuel Program 2005
- Toggle 62 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 60 EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA) 2009
- Toggle 56 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter 2007
- Toggle 56 NRC Design Basis Threat 2005
Advisory Committees3 people on 4 committees
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.
Table shows employees of "Gap Inc" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee