General Motors

General Motors (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM.U) is an American multinational automaker based in Detroit, Michigan and the world's second largest automaker. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in some 157 countries. General Motors produces cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sells and services these vehicles through the following divisions: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Vauxhall, and Holden. GM's OnStar subsidiary provides vehicle safety, security and information services.

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Campaign Finance

$13,179,571 Given
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.

federal data covers from 1989 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
    David H. Dewhurst John Montford $100,100
View all campaign finance data for General Motors Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$150,614,170 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 Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of General Motors

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    General Motors $143,441,000
    Hughes Electronics $5,204,170
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Automotive Industry,
    • Taxes,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Finance,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Health Issues,
    • Trade,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Transportation,
    • Retirement
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.2240 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets.
    H.R.4196 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets.
    H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
    S.298 Charging America Forward Act
    H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    H.R.4850 American Job Creation and Investment Act
    S.2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007
    H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009
    H.R.3246 Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Registrant Summary
    April 2, 2015 Roberti White General automotive industry issues; issues related to GM restructuring, and education and communication related to vehicle recall. View registration
View all lobbying data for General Motors Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 2688 dockets; Submitted to 147 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 Motors" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$1,600,000 Received
Information

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $1,600,000 General Motors: Advance Propulsion Non-Tactical Vehicle
View all earmarks data for General Motors

Federal Spending

46 grants; 207 contracts
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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 Motors Corporation 2001 $43,051,866
contract
General Motors Corporation 2001 $35,413,795
contract
General Motors Corporation 2007 VEH POWER TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS $33,894,609
contract
General Motors Corporation 2007 VEH POWER TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS $32,573,638
contract
General Motors Corporation 2007 FUNDING EFFORT FOR THE UPGRADE OF 163 X1100-3B TRANSMISSIONS. $32,333,088
contract
General Motors Corporation 2000 Federal Acquisition Service $30,802,000
contract
General Motors Corporation 2005 $30,000,506
contract
General Motors Corporation 2007 X200-4A TRANSMISSIONS $27,928,757
contract
General Motors Corporation 2009 Federal Acquisition Service TAS::47 0505::TAS SEDAN, COMPACT, 4 DOOR, HYBRID ELECTRIC $26,680,000
contract
General Motors Corporation 2007 VEH POWER TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS $24,186,282
View all grant & loan data for General Motors View all contract data for General Motors Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

99 people on 72 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 Motors" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 37 people on 22 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 19 people on 8 committees
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 9 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 10 people on 9 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 7 people on 10 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 7 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 4 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Labor 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 2 committees
View all advisory committee data for General Motors