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.
Campaign Finance$12,308,022 Given
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.
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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 David H. Dewhurst John Montford $100,100
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 Motors
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount General Motors $133,221,000 Hughes Electronics $5,204,170
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Automotive Industry,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Health Issues,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title 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.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.4850 American Job Creation and Investment Act S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 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.3246 Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009 H.R.4196 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets. H.R.5381 Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010
RegulationsMentioned in 2359 dockets; Submitted to 124 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 Motors" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 66 NHTSA General Motors (GM) Settlement Regarding DOT'S Settle Agreement with General Motors (GM) 1998
- Toggle 49 NHTSA General Motors (GM) - Final Product under DOT'S Settlement Agreement with GM 1998
- Toggle 11 NHTSA Vehicle Compatability (Integrated Project Team) 2003
- Toggle 5 NHTSA U.S. DOT/NHTSA - Rulemaking Petition 2005
- Toggle 5 NHTSA Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) 2000
- Toggle 4 NHTSA U.S. DOT/NHTSA - Rulemaking Docket 2004
- Toggle 4 NHTSA U.S. DOT/NHTSA - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection - 49 CFR Part 571 2003
- Toggle 4 NHTSA Roof Crush Resistance 2005
- Toggle 3 NHTSA Revisions to the New Car Assessment Program 2006
- Toggle 3 NHTSA General Motors Corporation Receipt; (GM) Receipt of Application for Determination of Inconsequential Noncompliance 2002
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 608 NHTSA General Motors (GM) Settlement Regarding DOT'S Settle Agreement with General Motors (GM) 1998
- Toggle 277 EPA California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards - Request for Waiver of Preemption Under Clean Air Act Section 209(b) for Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2006
- Toggle 221 NHTSA General Motors (GM) - Final Product under DOT'S Settlement Agreement with GM 1998
- Toggle 152 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards for Model Year 2017 and Later 2010
- Toggle 124 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 109 EPA On Board Vapor Recovery, Emission Regulations (Vehicles-Light Duty Trucks) 2004
- Toggle 108 NHTSA Corporate Average Fuel Economy -- Model Years 2017-2025 2010
- Toggle 86 NHTSA Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No.108; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment - Daytime Running Lights (DRL) 1998
- Toggle 85 NHTSA New Car Assessment Program Frontal Impact Testing (NCAP) 1999
- Toggle 83 NHTSA New Car Assessment Program Side Impact Testing (Side Impact NCAP) 1998
|2010||$1,600,000||General Motors: Advance Propulsion Non-Tactical Vehicle|
Federal Spending46 grants; 207 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 Motors Corporation||2001||$43,051,866|
|General Motors Corporation||2001||$35,413,795|
|General Motors Corporation||2007||VEH POWER TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS||$33,894,609|
|General Motors Corporation||2007||VEH POWER TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS||$32,573,638|
|General Motors Corporation||2007||FUNDING EFFORT FOR THE UPGRADE OF 163 X1100-3B TRANSMISSIONS.||$32,333,088|
|General Motors Corporation||2000||Federal Acquisition Service||$30,802,000|
|General Motors Corporation||2005||$30,000,506|
|General Motors Corporation||2007||X200-4A TRANSMISSIONS||$27,928,757|
|General Motors Corporation||2009||Federal Acquisition Service||TAS::47 0505::TAS SEDAN, COMPACT, 4 DOOR, HYBRID ELECTRIC||$26,680,000|
|General Motors Corporation||2007||VEH POWER TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS||$24,186,282|
Contractor Misconduct19 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|
|Environment||None||Old GM Environmental Liabilities Settlement||2010||Settlement||$773,000,000|
|Securities||None||In re General Motors Securities Litigation||2008||Settlement||$277,000,000|
|Non-governmental Contract Fraud||Non-Governmental||Breach of Contract||2000||Judgment Against Defendant||$181,500,000|
|Environment||None||Violations of the Clean Air Act||1995||Settlement||$45,000,000|
|Labor||None||In re General Motors ERISA Litigation||2008||Settlement||$37,500,000|
|Consumer Affairs||Non-Governmental||Breach of Contract and Negligence||1996||Settlement||$32,000,000|
|Environment||None||Cleanup at Superfund Sites in New Jersey, Maryland and Missouri||2012||Settlement||$23,798,334|
|Import/Export||International||Unauthorized Export of Technical Data||2004||Administrative Agreement||$15,000,000|
|Environment||None||Violations of Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards||1997||Settlement||$1,300,000|
|Labor||None||Violations of the Civil Rights Act||2001||Settlement||$1,250,000|
EPA Violations33 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 Motors Bedford Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||General Motors Corporation||2003||Bedford, In||$20,000,000|
|Motors Liquidation Company Bankruptcy (F/K/A General Motors) (National Case)||General Motors Corporation||2011||Detroit, Mi||$9,650,000|
|General Motors Corporation - Pontiac Centerpoint Campus||General Motors Corporation||2007||Pontiac, Mi||$5,001,000|
|General Motors Corporation - Livonia||General Motors Corporation||2007||Livonia, Mi||$5,001,000|
|General Motors Corporation Van Slyke Complex||General Motors Corporation Van Slyke Complex||2009||Flint, Mi||$2,000,000|
|General Motors Corporation||General Motors Corp||2001||Massena, Ny||$1,245,832|
|Hayford Bridge Road Aka Findett||General Motors||2007||Saint Charles, Mo||$1,135,000|
|Alliance Chemical Inc Et Al.||General Motors Corporation (+71 others)||2007||Newark, Nj||$37,000,000|
|Outboard Marine Corporation - Remedial Action||General Motors Corporation (+5 others)||2011||Waukegan, Il||$27,000,000|
|Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al||General Motors Corporation (+40 others)||2005||Elkton, Md||$24,500,000|
Advisory Committees99 people on 72 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 Motors" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- 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