The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a global investment banking and securities firm which engages in investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869 and is headquartered at 200 West Street in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City, with additional offices in major international financial centers. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions advice, underwriting services, asset management, and prime brokerage to its clients, which include corporations, governments and individuals. The firm also engages in proprietary trading and private equity deals, and is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market.
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Campaign Finance$52,736,818 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.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
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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 Romney Victory Inc Joseph Wall $61,380 Mitt Romney Joseph Wall $56,387
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.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Goldman Sachs
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Goldman Sachs $31,070,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Economics & Econ Development,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 H.R.698 Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007 H.R.3221 Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2008 S.3217 Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010 H.R.1424 Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007 H.R.3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007 S.1356 Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007 H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 S.3130 Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Oil Prices Act of 2008 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 1005 dockets; Submitted to 141 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 "Goldman Sachs" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 17 SEC Comments on Proposed Rule: Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds 2011
- Toggle 13 CFTC Comments for Proposed Rule 75 FR 80174 2010
- Toggle 11 CFTC Comments for Proposed Rule 75 FR 80638 2010
- Toggle 9 SEC Comments on Proposed Rule: Money Market Fund Reform; Amendments to Form PF 2013
- Toggle 7 SEC Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants: Title VII Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 2010
- Toggle 5 SEC Comments on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities; Re-Proposal of Regulation SBSR and Certain Rules and Forms Relating to the Registration of Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants 2013
- Toggle 5 CFTC Comments for Proposed Rule 77 FR 8332 2012
- Toggle 5 CFTC Comments for Proposed Rule 75 FR 76573 2010
- Toggle 5 SEC Comments on Proposed Rule: Money Market Fund Reform 2009
- Toggle 4 SEC Mandatory Exchange Trading and Swap Execution Facilities: Title VII Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 62 SEC Amendments to Regulation SHO 2008
- Toggle 43 SEC Comments on Proposed Rule: Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds 2011
- Toggle 41 CFTC Comments for Proposed Rule 75 FR 3281 2010
- Toggle 29 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 29 DOS Notice of 30 Day Public Comment Period Regarding the National Interest Determination for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P.’s Presidential Permit Application 2014
- Toggle 27 SEC Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. and Its Affiliates 2006
- Toggle 25 FSOC Public Input for the Study Regarding the Implementation of the Prohibitions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Relationships with Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds 2010
- Toggle 24 OCC Volcker Rule - Prohibition on Proprietary Trading and Certain Relationships with Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds 2011
- Toggle 23 SEC Comments on Concept Release on Equity Market Structure 2010
- Toggle 23 CFTC Comments for Proposed Rule 75 FR 4143 2010
Advisory Committees29 people on 26 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 "Goldman Sachs" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 6 people on 6 committees
- Toggle Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of State 5 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 4 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee