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.

Source: Wikipedia

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 October 11, 2011 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $1,410,058
    Total Spent:
    $1,306,743
    Cash on Hand:
    $681,486
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers 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

$18,255,000 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.

Lobbying on Behalf of General Motors

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    General Motors $18,000,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Automotive Industry,
    • Taxes,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Finance,
    • Retirement,
    • Transportation,
    • Consumer Product Safety,
    • Trade,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.4196 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets.
    S.298 Charging America Forward Act
    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.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    H.R.3123 American Job Creation and Investment Act of 2011
    H.R.3630 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
    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.228 Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act
    S.510 Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-related Fatalities Everywhere Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for General Motors Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 140 dockets; Submitted to 7 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.

Federal Spending

8 grants; 10 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 Llc 2012 U.S. Secret Service PARADE LIMOUSINES $5,871,000
contract
General Motors Llc 2012 U.S. Secret Service PARADE LIMOUSINES $5,700,000
contract
General Motors Llc 2011 4X2 VAN WAGON, FULL SIZE, 15 PASSENGER $2,718,750
grant
General Motors Llc 2012 Energy, Department Of DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENT INTEGRATED DIE CASTING PROCESS FOR LARGE THIN-WALLED MAGNESIUM APPLICATIONS $2,672,124
grant
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
grant
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
grant
General Motors Llc 2012 Dept Of Defense Extend two leases for 12 months and add a new 12 month lease for the test and demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles $1,652,802
grant
General Motors Llc 2012 Dept Of Defense Extend one lease for 12 months, and add one lease for 24 months for the test and demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles $1,543,160
contract
General Motors Corporation 2012 TRANSMISSION, HYDRAULIC $1,517,100
contract
General Motors Llc 2012 SEDAN, COMPACT, 5 PASSENGER, 4 DOOR, 4 CYL ENGINE $1,291,500
View all grant & loan data for General Motors View all contract data for General Motors Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

1 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
Environment None Cleanup at Superfund Sites in New Jersey, Maryland and Missouri 2012 Settlement $23,798,334
View all contractor misconduct data for General Motors Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

2 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
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
View all EPA violations data for General Motors Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

11 people on 11 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 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
View all advisory committee data for General Motors