The Podesta Group is a lobbying and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C.. It was founded in 1988 by brothers John Podesta and Tony Podesta and has previously been known as Podesta Associates, podesta.com and PodestaMattoon. The firm most recently reorganized in January 2007 after current Chairman Tony Podesta split with former business partner Dan Mattoon.
Campaign Finance$1,229,943 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
Top PAC Recipients
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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 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte Tony Podesta $318,300 Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte Tony Podesta $182,000 Searchlight Leadership Fund Tony Podesta $35,500 Harry Reid Tony Podesta $25,400 Charles E. Schumer $21,000 Robert Menendez Andrew Kauders $16,100
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 Carried Out by Podesta Group
Names of Lobbyists
Client Amount Wells Fargo $1,360,000 Lockheed Martin $1,180,000 Career Education Corp $1,020,000 BAE Systems $880,000 Wal-Mart Stores $880,000 McGraw-Hill Companies $870,000 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries $850,000 Caesars Entertainment $840,000 Google Inc $830,000 Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care $810,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Health Issues,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Environment & Superfund
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2608 Small Business Program Extension and Reform Act of 2011 S.365 Budget Control Act of 2011 H.R.2017 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2112 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.12 American Jobs Act of 2011 H.CON.RES.112 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014 through 2022. H.R.5651 Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012 S.1599 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 S.3187 Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Client Summary Nov. 19, 2013 Rebar Trade Action Coalition Anti-dumping trade dispute. View registration Nov. 11, 2013 Moshe Margaretin Federal sentencing reform. View registration Nov. 7, 2013 Optical Society of America Promoting the efforts of the National Photonics Initiative, a collaborative alliance seeking to raise awareness of photonics and drive US funding and investment in photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security. View registration Nov. 6, 2013 International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation (SPIE) Promoting the efforts of the National Photonics Initiative, a collaborative alliance seeking to raise awareness of photonics and drive US funding and investment in photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security. View registration Oct. 30, 2013 Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act. View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 1 docket
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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 "Podesta Group" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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