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.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's October 11, 2011 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 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 $16,520,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Automotive Industry,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- 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.4196 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets. S.2240 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets. S.228 Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act S.30 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue code of 1986 to provide an additional year for the extension of the placed in service date for the low-income housing credit rules applicable to the GO Zone. S.365 Budget Control Act of 2011 S.510 Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-related Fatalities Everywhere Act of 2011 H.R.1515 Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 225 dockets; Submitted to 6 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 2 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 2 NHTSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Support Material for Quiet Vehicle Alert Sound Rulemaking 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Canada’s Expression of Interest in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2011
- Toggle 1 NHTSA National Automotive Sampling System 2012
- Toggle 1 NHTSA NPRM Std. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment 2012
- Toggle 1 LMSO Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 49 NHTSA Cost Analyses of Safety Equipment Published by NHTSA 2011
- Toggle 47 Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards 2011
- Toggle 38 NHTSA Model Year 2012 Test Reports 2011
- Toggle 24 NHTSA Model Year 2013 Test Reports 2012
- Toggle 24 NHTSA Environmental Impact Statement for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)Standards, Model Years 2017-2025 2011
- Toggle 16 State Implementation Plans: Response to Petition for Rulemaking; Findings of Substantial Inadequacy; and SIP Calls to Amend Provisions Applying to Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction 2012
- Toggle 15 EPA Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard for Electric Generating Units 2011
- Toggle 14 EPA Nonconformance Penalties for On-highway Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines 2011
- Toggle 10 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 9 EPA California Air Resources Board Request for Waiver of Preemption for Low Emission Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle Regulations (“Advance Clean Car Program”) 2012
Federal Spending5 grants; 2 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 Llc||2012||U.S. Secret Service||PARADE LIMOUSINES||$5,700,000|
|General Motors Llc||2012||Energy, Department Of||DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENT INTEGRATED DIE CASTING PROCESS FOR LARGE THIN-WALLED MAGNESIUM APPLICATIONS||$2,672,124|
|General Motors Llc||2011||Energy, Department Of||NEW AWARD TO GENERAL MOTORS LLC FOR PROJECT TITLED "SOLID STATE THERMOELECTRIC ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES"||$1,853,230|
|General Motors Llc||2012||Energy, Department Of||NEW AWARD DE-EE0005572 TO GENERAL MOTORS. PROJECT ENTITLED-NEXT GENERATION POWER INVERTER FOR ADVANCED ELECTRIC DRIVE VEHICLE ELECTRIC TRACTION DRIVE||$1,672,061|
|General Motors Corporation||2012||TRANSMISSION, HYDRAULIC||$1,517,100|
|General Motors Corporation||2011||Energy, Department Of||CONTROLLED HYDROGEN FLEET AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEMONSTRATION AND VALIDATION PROJECT||$1,096,500|
|General Motors Corporation||2011||Energy, Department Of||CONTROLLED HYDROGEN FLEET AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEMONSTRATION AND VALIDATION PROJECT||$1,067,952|
Contractor Misconduct1 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||Cleanup at Superfund Sites in New Jersey, Maryland and Missouri||2012||Settlement||$23,798,334|
EPA Violations2 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.
|Motors Liquidation Company Bankruptcy (F/K/A General Motors) (National Case)||General Motors Corporation||2011||Detroit, Mi||$9,650,000|
|Outboard Marine Corporation - Remedial Action||General Motors Corporation (+5 others)||2011||Waukegan, Il||$27,000,000|
Advisory Committees11 people on 11 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 4 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 2 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee