Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, often dubbed the "Google Guys", while the two were attending Stanford University as Ph.D. candidates. It was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for twenty years, until the year 2024. The company's stated mission from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", and the company's unofficial slogan – coined by Google engineer Paul Buchheit – is "Don't be evil". In 2006, the company moved to their current headquarters in Mountain View, California.
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- 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 December 31, 2008 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q3 2013. 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.
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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.
Lobbying on Behalf of Google Inc
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Google Inc $4,360,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Science & Technology,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Health Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.275 Global Online Freedom Act of 2007 S.2321 E-Government Reauthorization Act of 2007 H.R.1201 Freedom and Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship Act of 2007 H.R.4279 Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 H.R.5889 Orphan Works Act of 2008 S.49 Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act S.215 Internet Freedom Preservation Act S.431 Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act of 2007 S.519 Securing Adolescents From Exploitation-Online Act of 2007 S.1145 Patent Reform Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 233 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 "Google Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 29 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 23 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter 2007
- Toggle 21 EPA Area Designations for the 2006 24-Hour PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) 2007
- Toggle 16 EPA Technical Review of NSPS Subpart J 2007
- Toggle 14 EPA Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act 2008
- Toggle 12 EPA Pulp and Paper Sector Rule 2007
- Toggle 12 EPA Special Docket: Draft Biological Opinions On Pacific Salmon And Steelhead Issued Under the Endangered Species Act. 2008
- Toggle 9 EPA Preliminary 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 2008
- Toggle 9 APHIS Regulatory Status of Alfalfa Genetically Engineered for Tolerance to the Herbicide Glyphosate 2007
- Toggle 8 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2008
Advisory Committees17 people on 10 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.