George Mason University

George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County. The university's motto is Freedom and Learning while its slogan or tagline is Where Innovation Is Tradition.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$118,443 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.

  • 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 George Mason University Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$380,000 Spent
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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 George Mason University

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Education,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Transportation,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Economics & Econ Development
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2096 Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011
    S.21 Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011
    S.2105 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
    H.R.1974 Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
    H.R.2146 DATA Act
    H.R.3674 Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2012
    S.1222 DATA Act
    H.R.1249 America Invents Act
    H.R.1473 Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R.5893 Startup Act 2.0
View all lobbying data for George Mason University Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 92 dockets; Submitted to 13 dockets
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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 "George Mason University" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

13 grants; 2 contracts; 2 loans
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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
grant
George Mason University 2012 Education, Department Of GRANT PROGRAM $9,734,782
grant
George Mason University 2011 Student Financial Assistance Programs GRANT PROGRAM $7,743,341
loan
George Mason University 2011 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $6,971,600
loan
George Mason University 2011 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2009-201 $4,551,536
grant
George Mason University 2011 Student Financial Assistance Programs GRANT PROGRAM $2,901,051
grant
George Mason University 2012 Education, Department Of GRANT PROGRAM $2,709,483
grant
George Mason University 2012 Small Business Administration SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS $2,668,884
grant
George Mason University 2011 National Science Foundation CDI Type II: Cyber-Enabled Understanding of Complexity in Socio-Ecological Systems via Computational Thinking $1,680,000
grant
George Mason University 2011 Small Business Administration SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS $1,632,499
grant
George Mason University 2011 Education, Department Of GRANT PROGRAM $1,587,616
View all grant & loan data for George Mason University View all contract data for George Mason University Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

60 people on 31 committees
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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 "George Mason University" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 47 people on 21 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 4 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 4 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for George Mason University