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, 2010 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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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 $65,690,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- 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.1944 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 H.R.1020 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 S.391 Healthy Americans Act H.R.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 H.R.2847 Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 575 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 "General Electric" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 FAA GE Aviation - Exemption/Rulemaking 2009
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedure for Residential Clothes Washers 2010
- Toggle 1 BIS Export Control Modernization: Strategic Trade Authorization License Exception 2010
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2009
- Toggle 1 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Principles for Considering Whether an FDA-Regulated Product Involves the Application of Nanotechnology; Availability 2010
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Colombia 2009
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Korea 2009
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Hazardous Materials; Rail Special Permits 2010
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 46 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 32 EERE Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers 2010
- Toggle 26 FAA 2010-NE-05-AD - General Electric Company CF6-45 and CF6-50 Series Turbofan Engines 2010
- Toggle 22 EPA Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emissions Standards and Test Procedures 2010
- Toggle 22 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks; Group I Polymers and Resins; Marine Tank Vessel Loading Operations; Pharmaceuticals Production; The Printing and Publishing Industry; and Steel Pickling--HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants 2010
- Toggle 20 EPA Draft Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for Avenal Energy Project (SJ 08-01) 2009
- Toggle 18 EERE Energy Efficiency Program: Energy Conservation Standards Furnace Fans 2010
Federal Spending34 grants; 360 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||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||2009||MODIFICATION TO ADD CY09 WORKLOAD AND INCENTIVE||$246,024,555|
|General Electric Company||2010||MAINTENANCE SUPPORT||$136,613,736|
|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|
|General Electric Company||2010||ENGINE,AIRCRAFT,TUR||$90,798,988|
|General Electric Company||2009||T700 701D INSTALL (COMPLETE) ENGINES FOR THE ARMY||$88,277,678|
|General Electric Company||2009||PROCUREMENT OF 110 T700 ENGINE FOR THE US NAVY||$70,941,096|
|General Electric Company||2009||PRICING OPTION LOTS V-VII AND EXERCISING OPTION LOT V||$67,893,985|
|General Electric Company||2009||T700 701D ENGINES||$61,516,398|
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|
|Securities||None||Reporting Materially False or Misleading Financial Information in 2002 and 2003||2009||Settlement||$50,000,000|
|Ethics||International||Oil-For-Food Program Illegal Payments||2010||Settlement||$23,478,614|
|Other||None||Improper Aircraft Engine Maintenance in Scotland||2010||Fine||$1,225,000|
|Labor||None||Abney et al. v. General Electric (Racial Discrimination)||2010||Settlement||$0|
|Labor||None||Delsman v. General Electric (Violation of ADA)||2009||Pending||$0|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Hennigan v. General Electric, et al. (Defective Microwave Ovens)||2009||Pending||$0|
|Labor||None||Washburn v. General Electric Capital Corp. (Gender Discrimination)||2009||Settlement||$0|
EPA Violations8 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||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|
Advisory Committees19 people on 16 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 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