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.
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- 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, 2008 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
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
Top PAC Recipients
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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.
Lobbying on Behalf of General Electric
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount General Electric $38,300,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Environment & Superfund
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1509 S.940 H.R.3970 Tax Reduction and Reform Act of 2007 H.R.4279 Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 H.R.1424 Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007 H.R.2638 Border Infrastructure and Technology Modernizat H.R.6049 Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008 S.1642 Higher Education Amendments of 2007 H.R.3010 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 S.1766 Low Carbon Economy Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 513 dockets; Submitted to 9 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 2 EERE Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Refrigerators, Refrigerator Freezers and Freezers 2008
- Toggle 1 OSHA EXPLOSIVES 2007
- Toggle 1 FAA 2000-NE-42-AD - General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, 3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines 2007
- Toggle 1 FDA Guidance for Industry on Process Validation: General Principles and Practices 2008
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers 2008
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment; Public Meeting and Availability of Framework Document for Residential Clothes Dryers and Room Air Conditioners 2007
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedures for Clothes Dryers and Room Air Conditioners 2008
- Toggle 1 FTC Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request 2008
- Toggle 1 TSA Large Aircraft Security Program, Other Aircraft Operator Security Program, and Airport Operator Security Program 2008
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 44 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 29 FAA 2000-NE-42-AD - General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, 3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines 2007
- Toggle 27 EERE Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Refrigerators, Refrigerator Freezers and Freezers 2008
- Toggle 20 FAA General Electric CF-80C2 and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines - 2007-NE-25 2007
- Toggle 17 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment; Public Meeting and Availability of Framework Document for Residential Clothes Dryers and Room Air Conditioners 2007
- Toggle 17 EPA Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting 2008
- Toggle 17 EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program: Federal Requirements for Class VI Injection Wells for the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide - Proposed Rule 2008
- Toggle 17 FAA Boeing Model 747 Airplanes and Model 767 Airplanes Equipped with General Electric CF6-80C2 and CF6-80A Series Engines 2008
- Toggle 16 FAA 2007-NE-51-AD - General Electric Company CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines 2007
- Toggle 14 EPA Preliminary 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 2008
Federal Spending16 grants; 292 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||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||2008||EXERCISE OPTION FOR FY08 ENGINES, DEVICES, AND FAN MODULES.||$321,694,248|
|General Electric Company||2008||MODIFICATION TO ADD CY08 WORKLOAD, 10 QUICK ENGINES, AND INCENTIVE||$233,449,402|
|General Electric Company||2007||EXERCISE OPTION YEAR 2 FOR GEAE TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING, TECHNICAL, LOGISTICAL AND 100% MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR CORPUS CHRISTI ARMY DEPOT TO PERFORM MAINTENANCE AND OVERHAUL OF THE T-700 FAMILY OF ENGINE PROGRAMS.||$189,177,859|
|General Electric Company||2008||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||HIGH TECH BIO-MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES||$148,196,498|
|General Electric Company||2008||FY08 ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE FMS ENGINE, DEVICE, AND MODULE REQUIREMENTS||$120,188,430|
|General Electric Company||2007||J85 KIT PURCHASE FOR ENJJPT||$88,945,842|
|General Electric Company||2007||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||HIGH TECH BIO-MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES||$75,154,751|
|General Electric Company||2008||MODIFICATION TO EXERCISE OPTION III LOT IV.||$69,696,940|
|General Electric Company||2008||CAR||$66,067,126|
Contractor Misconduct7 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|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Quality Control Violations at Software Plant||2008||Investigative Finding||$0|
|Other||None||Conradt v. NBC Universal ("To Catch a Predator" Lawsuit)||2008||Settlement||$0|
|Securities||None||2008 Shareholder Lawsuit||2008||Pending||$0|
|Labor||None||Geter v. General Electric (Racial Discrimination)||2007||Pending||$0|
|Environment||None||Dredging PCBs in Upper Hudson River, New York||2007||Administrative Agreement||$0|
|Labor||None||Schaefer v. General Electric Co., et al. (Gender Discrimination)||2007||Settlement||$0|
EPA Violations9 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.
|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|
|3m Company||General Electric Company (+106 others)||2008||Wood Ridge, Nj||$18,000,000|
|Alcan Corporation||General Electric Company (+81 others)||2007||Newark, Nj||$13,150,000|
|Carolina Transformer Company||General Electric Company (+151 others)||2008||Fayetteville, Nc||$12,381,948|
|Green River Disposal, Inc. Superfund Site||General Electric (+30 others)||2008||Maceo, Ky||$3,520,000|
|I.W.I. Industries Wellco Section 107 Litigation (Cercla)||General Electric (+23 others)||2008||Summit, Il||$2,099,852|
|Abb, Inc.||General Electric Co (+72 others)||2007||Wood Ridge, Nj||$1,400,000|
Advisory Committees16 people on 15 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 5 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of State 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee