The General Electric Company, or GE (NYSE: GE), is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in the State of New York. The Company operates through five segments: Energy Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure, NBCUniversal (NBCU), Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial. In 2010, Forbes ranked GE as the world's second largest company after JPMorgan Chase, based on a formula that compared the total sales, profits, assets, and market value of several multinational companies. The company has 287,000 employees around the world.
Campaign Finance$34,219,708 Given
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.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Bundled ContributionsMoney raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
Recipient Lobbyist Amount John B. Larson $22,000
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 General Electric
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount General Electric $290,710,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.749 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the subpart F exemption for active financing income. H.R.1944 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 H.R.1020 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 S.1096 Preservation of Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2011 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 S.391 Healthy Americans Act H.R.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 2973 dockets; Submitted to 86 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 "General Electric" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 6 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products; Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers [62FR23102] (EERE-1993-STD-0051) 2006
- Toggle 4 Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products (Clothes Washers) 2006
- Toggle 4 PHMSA Receipt of Application for Inconsistency Ruling 2003
- Toggle 4 OCC Volcker Rule - Prohibition on Proprietary Trading and Certain Relationships with Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds 2011
- Toggle 3 PHMSA Air Transport Association - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Authorize the Transportation in Commerce of Fire Extinguishers to be Shipped with an Alternative Proper Shipping Name 2001
- Toggle 3 FDA Variance Application for High Pressure Mercury Vapor Lamps 1996
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Alternate Standards for Open Head Fiber Drum Packaging 1994
- Toggle 2 DOS International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Defense Services 2011
- Toggle 2 1995-05-16 Energy Efficiency Standards Test Procedures, Labeling, and Certification Reporting for Electric Motors (Includes Legacy IDs: EE-RM-95-400 and EE-RM-96-400) 2006
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Required Use Of Emergency Response Guidebooks and Material Safety Data Sheets 1984
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 64 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 52 EPA Rulemaking for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines 2009
- Toggle 44 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 44 EPA Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Reassessment of Use Authorizations 2009
- Toggle 42 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- Toggle 41 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Utility Air Toxics; Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) 2002
- Toggle 40 EPA DuPont PFOA Site-Related Monitoring and Environmental Assessment at Washington, West Virginia 2004
- Toggle 39 EPA Control of Emissions from New Locomotive Engines and New Marine Compression-ignition Engines less than 30-liters per Cylinder 2003
- Toggle 39 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Water Heaters Request for information 2012
- Toggle 39 EPA Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking FACA 2004
Federal Spending98 grants; 2,017 contracts
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.
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.
|General Electric Company||2009||EXERCISE THE FY09 OPTION FOR 114 F414-GE-400 ENGINE INSTALLS, 114 F414-GE-400 DEVICE INSTALLS, AND 2 F414-GE-400 SPARE ENGINES.||$438,138,755|
|General Electric Company||2003||$400,914,858|
|General Electric Company||2001||$399,936,740|
|General Electric Company||2003||$344,448,450|
|General Electric Company||2007||PROCUREMENT OF FY07 (LOT 11) ENGINES, DEVICES, AND SPARES. DEFINITIZATION OF FY07-11 (LOT 11-15) ENGINES, DEVICES, AND SPARES.||$339,759,829|
|General Electric Company||2012||DEFINITIZATION AND AWARD OF FY12 F414 ENGINES, MODULES AND DEVICES AND ADVANCED PROCUREMENT FUNDS FOR LONG LEAD MATERIALS FOR FY13 ENGINES, AND ESTABLISHED OPTION PRICING FOR FY13 ENGINES, MODULES AND DEVICES||$327,458,062|
|General Electric Company||2010||THE PURPOSE OF THIS MODIFICATION IS TO EXERCISE THE FY10 OPTION FOR CLINS 0301-0316, 0401 AND 040102 AS STATED HEREIN.||$326,080,865|
|General Electric Company||2008||EXERCISE OPTION FOR FY08 ENGINES, DEVICES, AND FAN MODULES.||$321,694,248|
|General Electric Company||2011||THE PURPOSE OF THIS MODIFICATION IS TO EXERCISE THE FY11 OPTION FOR CLINS 0401-0416 AS STATED HEREIN.||$256,520,380|
|General Electric Company||2009||MODIFICATION TO ADD CY09 WORKLOAD AND INCENTIVE||$246,024,555|
Contractor Misconduct49 Instances
This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.
More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.
|Misconduct Type||Hired By||Incident||Year||Disposition||Penalty|
|Antitrust||None||Anticompetitive Conduct in the Municipal Bond Investments Market (SEC Settlement)||2011||Settlement||$70,350,000|
|Tax||None||Castle Harbour Tax Shelter||2012||Restitution||$62,200,000|
|Securities||None||Reporting Materially False or Misleading Financial Information in 2002 and 2003||2009||Settlement||$50,000,000|
|Government Contract Fraud||Health and Human Servs.||Fraudulent Reimbursement Claims for Myoview||2011||Settlement||$30,000,000|
|Ethics||International||Oil-For-Food Program Illegal Payments||2010||Settlement||$23,478,614|
|Government Contract Fraud||Defense - General||Selling Defective Airplane and Helicopter Engine Blades||2006||Settlement||$11,500,000|
|Government Contract Fraud||Defense - General||Johnson v. General Electric (Failure to Meet Product Requirements)||1995||Settlement||$9,331,140|
|Labor||None||Mody v. General Electric (Age and Racial Discrimination)||2006||Judgment Against Defendant||$8,168,562|
|Government Contract Fraud||Defense - General||Defrauding the Government by Using a Substitution or Nonconforming Product||1998||Settlement||$3,500,000|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Unlawful Debt Collection Practices||1998||Settlement||$3,000,000|
EPA Violations40 Enforcement Actions
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.
|General Electric Company||General Electric Company||2010||Glens Falls, Ny||$2,283,000,000|
|General Electric Company||General Electric Company||2003||Glens Falls, Ny||$30,000,000|
|General Electric (Ge) - Rome, Ga (Uao F/Removal & Ri/Fs)||General Electric Company (Ge Company)||2004||Rome, Ga||$20,000,000|
|General Electric Company (Hudson River Pcbs)||General Electric Company||2002||Glens Falls, Ny||$15,000,000|
|General Electric Company||General Electric Company||2010||Milford, Nh||$13,103,095|
|General Electric Company||General Electric Company||2006||Hoboken, Nj||$2,805,000|
|Agi-Vr/Wesson Company||General Electric Company (+22 others)||2007||Glen Cove, Ny||$40,810,000|
|Alliance Chemical Inc Et Al.||General Electric Company (+71 others)||2007||Newark, Nj||$37,000,000|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation (Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site)||General Electric-Somerworth (+94 others)||2008||Plaistow, Nh||$30,607,481|
|Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al||General Electric Company (+40 others)||2005||Elkton, Md||$24,500,000|
Advisory Committees80 people on 63 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 "General Electric" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 27 people on 17 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 12 people on 11 committees
- Toggle Department of State 9 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 8 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 7 people on 7 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 3 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Labor 4 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee