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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Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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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.
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Lobbying on Behalf of General Electric
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount General Electric $45,310,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
- Aviation, Airlines & Airports
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.749 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the subpart F exemption for active financing income. S.1096 Preservation of Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2011 H.R.2779 To exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. H.R.3630 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 H.R.2020 Preservation of Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2011 S.2322 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 H.R.2682 Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2012 H.R.658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 H.R.5972 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2013 H.R.1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
RegulationsMentioned in 482 dockets; Submitted to 22 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 4 OCC Volcker Rule - Prohibition on Proprietary Trading and Certain Relationships with Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds 2011
- Toggle 2 DOS International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Defense Services 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Mexico’s Expression of Interest in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2011
- Toggle 1 DOS Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Replacement Parts/Components and Incorporated Articles 2011
- Toggle 1 OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Information 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Mexico’s Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Canada’s Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2012
- Toggle 1 BIS Bureau of Industry and Security: Retrospective Regulatory Review Under E.O. 13563 2011
- Toggle 1 DARS Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty With the United Kingdom (DFARS 2012-D034) 2012
- Toggle 1 DOS Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Establishment of U.S. Munitions List Category XIX for Gas Turbine Engines 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 22 NRC Consideration on Environmental Impacts on Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation 2012
- Toggle 21 FAA General Electric Company Turbofan Engines 1999-NE-24-AD 2012
- Toggle 20 EPA Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for the Pio Pico Energy Center 2011
- Toggle 19 FAA 2011-NE-09-AD - General Electric Company Turbofan Engines 2011
- Toggle 15 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 13 EPA Initial Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for the Palmdale Hybrid Power Project 2011
- Toggle 13 FWS Beech Ridge Energy 2012
- Toggle 13 FAA 2012-NM-104-AD The Boeing Company Model 747‑200B, 747‑300, 747‑400, 747‑400D, 747‑400F series airplanes, and Model 767 series airplanes, powered by General Electric (GE) CF6-80C2 engines 2012
- Toggle 11 FAA General Electric Company GE90-110B1 and GE90-115B Turbofan Engines 2011
- Toggle 11 DOE This docket contains Federal Register Notices from the DOE FDMS Sandbox. 2011
Federal Spending26 grants; 353 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||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||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||2012||ADD MATERIAL SPT||$172,601,512|
|General Electric Company||2011||MODIFICATION||$77,573,788|
|General Electric Company||2012||PROCUREMENT OF 110 EACH 701D ENGINES IN SUPPORT OF ARMY PRODUCTION||$76,274,990|
|General Electric Company||2011||THE PURPOSE OF THIS MODIFICATION IS TO PROCURE EIGHTEEN (18) ENGINES AND EIGHTEEN (18) ENGINE DEVICE KITS. IN ADDITION, THIS MODIFICATION WILL REVISE CLIN 0401 CLIN AND SLIN INFORMATION IN SECTIONS B AND F ,THE REQUIREMENT FOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT REVIEWS TO YEARLY, IF REQUESTED BY NAVAIR, AS WELL AS UPDATE DFAR 252.246-7000, ¿MATERIAL INSPECTION AND RECEIVING REPORT (MAR 2008).||$71,484,930|
|General Electric Company||2012||INCORPORATE FUNDING FOR TELSS AND MATERIAL FOR THE REMAINING PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE, 30 JUNE 2012-31 DEC 2012||$70,725,943|
|General Electric Company||2011||MODIFICATION - 4 MONTH EXTENSION||$60,548,510|
|General Electric Company||2011||PROCUREMENT OF 84 NAVY 401C INSTALLS (COMPLETE) - MH60S||$56,860,716|
|General Electric Company||2011||PROCUREMENT OF 80 EACH T700 701D ENGIENS IN SUPPORT OF APACHE PRODUCTION||$53,601,360|
Contractor Misconduct6 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|
|Government Contract Fraud||Health and Human Servs.||Fraudulent Reimbursement Claims for Myoview||2011||Settlement||$30,000,000|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Breach of New Zealand Fair Trading Act||2011||Settlement||$60,000|
|Labor||None||Asadi v. GE Energy (Whistleblower Retaliation)||2012||Pending||$0|
|Antitrust||None||Anticompetitive Conduct in the Municipal Bond Investments Market (Non-Prosecution Agreement)||2011||Non-Prosecution Agreement||$0|
EPA Violations1 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.
|Muskego Sanitary Landfill (Cercla) Consent Decree||General Electric Company (+38 others)||2011||Muskego, Wi||$6,235,000|
Advisory Committees11 people on 10 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 3 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle National Archives and Records Administration 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee