GTE Corporation (formerly General Telephone & Electronics Corporation) was the largest of the "independent" US telephone companies during the days of the Bell System. It acquired the third largest independent, Continental Telephone (ConTel) in 1991. They also owned Automatic Electric, a telephone equipment supplier similar in many ways to Western Electric, and Sylvania Lighting, the only non-communications-oriented company under GTE ownership. GTE provided local telephone service to a large number of areas of the U.S. through operating companies, much like how American Telephone & Telegraph provided local telephone service through its 22 Bell Operating Companies.
Campaign Finance$5,670,691 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.
- 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.
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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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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 GTE Corp
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount GTE Corp $7,700,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Health Issues,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
RegulationsMentioned in 16 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 "GTE Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 7 OSHA CONFINED SPACES 2006
- Toggle 1 EBSA PTE 2009-26 M&T Bank Corporation Pension Plan D-11470 2009
- Toggle 1 EBSA PTE 2009-15 Schloer Enterprises, Inc., 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan D-11493 2009
- Toggle 1 EBSA PTE 2009-20 Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Application no. D–11501 2009
- Toggle 1 EPA Environmental Assessment/Benefits Analysis Docket 2004
- Toggle 1 OSHA GENERIC STANDARD FOR EXPOSURE MONITORING 2006
- Toggle 1 DOT Puerto Rico Airways, Corp d/b/a Puerto Rico. Airways - Certificate - New York-Puerto Rico 1998
- Toggle 1 ITC Polyvinyl Alcohol From Taiwan 2007
- Toggle 1 EBSA PTE 2009-23 Verizon Investment Management Company D–11447 2009
- Toggle 1 OSHA MISC CHANGES TO GENERAL INDUSTRY AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS 2006
EPA Violations4 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.
|Agi-Vr/Wesson Company||GTE Corporation (+22 others)||2007||Glen Cove, Ny||$40,810,000|
|Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al||Gte Operations Support, Incorporated (+40 others)||2005||Elkton, Md||$24,500,000|
|Omega Chemical Site||GTE Communications System Corporation (+101 others)||2005||Whittier, Ca||$10,147,354|
|Casmalia Resources - Tier Ii De Minimis Aoc||GTE Corporation (+23 others)||2003||Casmalia, Ca||$8,168,000|
Advisory Committees2 people on 2 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.