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, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $3,877,878
    Total Spent:
    $3,473,817
    Cash on Hand:
    $689,602
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • 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.
View all campaign finance data for General Electric Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$49,646,000 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.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of General Electric

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    General Electric $45,310,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Defense,
    • Taxes,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Trade,
    • Transportation,
    • Finance,
    • Railroads,
    • 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
View all lobbying data for General Electric Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 480 dockets; Submitted to 22 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

26 grants; 353 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.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

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 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
contract
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
contract
General Electric Company 2012 ADD MATERIAL SPT $172,601,512
contract
General Electric Company 2011 MODIFICATION $77,573,788
contract
General Electric Company 2012 PROCUREMENT OF 110 EACH 701D ENGINES IN SUPPORT OF ARMY PRODUCTION $76,274,990
contract
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
contract
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
contract
General Electric Company 2011 MODIFICATION - 4 MONTH EXTENSION $60,548,510
contract
General Electric Company 2011 PROCUREMENT OF 84 NAVY 401C INSTALLS (COMPLETE) - MH60S $56,860,716
contract
General Electric Company 2011 PROCUREMENT OF 80 EACH T700 701D ENGIENS IN SUPPORT OF APACHE PRODUCTION $53,601,360
View all grant & loan data for General Electric View all contract data for General Electric Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

6 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.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
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
View all contractor misconduct data for General Electric Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

1 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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Muskego Sanitary Landfill (Cercla) Consent Decree General Electric Company (+38 others) 2011 Muskego, Wi $6,235,000
View all EPA violations data for General Electric Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

11 people on 10 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "General Electric" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • 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
View all advisory committee data for General Electric