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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Campaign Finance

Information

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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $3,183,764
    Total Spent:
    $3,079,914
    Cash on Hand:
    $277,794
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Bundled Contributions

    Money 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
View all campaign finance data for General Electric Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$71,053,000 Spent
Information

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

View all lobbying data for General Electric Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 582 dockets; Submitted to 8 dockets
Information

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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "General Electric" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

34 grants; 360 contracts
Information

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.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
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
contract
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
contract
General Electric Company 2009 MODIFICATION TO ADD CY09 WORKLOAD AND INCENTIVE $246,024,555
contract
General Electric Company 2010 MAINTENANCE SUPPORT $136,613,736
contract
General Electric Company 2009 PROCUREMENT OF 32 ENGINES AND DEVICES, 1 SPARE ENGINE, 3 HPC MODULES, 2 LPT MODULES, AND 2 COMBUSTOR MODULES. $128,254,294
contract
General Electric Company 2010 ENGINE,AIRCRAFT,TUR $90,798,988
contract
General Electric Company 2009 T700 701D INSTALL (COMPLETE) ENGINES FOR THE ARMY $88,277,678
contract
General Electric Company 2009 PROCUREMENT OF 110 T700 ENGINE FOR THE US NAVY $70,941,096
contract
General Electric Company 2009 PRICING OPTION LOTS V-VII AND EXERCISING OPTION LOT V $67,893,985
contract
General Electric Company 2009 T700 701D ENGINES $61,516,398
View all grant & loan data for General Electric View all contract data for General Electric Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

7 Instances
Information

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.

EPA Violations

8 Enforcement Actions
Information

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.

Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
General Electric Company General Electric Company 2010 Glens Falls, Ny $2,283,000,000
General Electric Company General Electric Company 2010 Milford, Nh $13,103,095
American Locker Group Inc. General Electric Company (+5 others) 2009 Lincklaen, Ny $14,821,000
West Site/Hows Corner Superfund Site General Electric Co (+81 others) 2010 Plymouth, Me $11,200,000
Omega Chemical Superfund Site Ou-1 Rd/Ra General Electric Company (+270 others) 2010 Whittier, Ca $7,100,000
Northeast Churchrock Ao For Interim Removal Action General Electric Company (+1 others) 2009 Church Rock, Nm $5,000,000
Old Southington Landfill General Electric Company (+85 others) 2009 Southington, Ct $4,248,450
General Electric Company And Burlington Basket Company General Electric Company (+1 others) 2009 West Burlington, Ia $2,280,261
View all EPA violations data for General Electric Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

19 people on 16 committees
Information

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.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 6 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person 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 the Interior 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for General Electric