Qwest Communications International, Inc. (pronounced like "quest", pronounced /ˈkwɛst/) (NYSE: Q) is a large telecommunications carrier. Qwest provides local service in 14 western U.S. states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Campaign Finance$9,992,245 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 Henry A. Waxman $19,950
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 Qwest Communications
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Qwest Communications $41,148,917 US West $3,020,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Law Enforcement & Crime,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Government Issues,
- Medical Research & Clin Labs,
- Trucking & Shipping
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2419 Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 S.773 Cybersecurity Act of 2009 H.R.2165 Bulk Power System Protection Act of 2009 S.418 Secondary Metal Theft Prevention Act of 2009 H.R.2902 Broadband Internet Fairness Act H.R.3281 Community Broadband Act of 2007 S.1266 Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2009 H.R.3458 Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 H.R.6320 Small Business Export Support Act of 2010 S.215 Internet Freedom Preservation Act
RegulationsMentioned in 58 dockets; Submitted to 2 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 "Qwest Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 3 EPA Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Montana; State Implementation Plan and Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan 2011
- Toggle 2 EPA NESHAP for Existing Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines 2008
- Toggle 2 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 2 EPA Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment and Opportunity to Comment Regarding QWEST Communication, International, Inc. et al. 2005
- Toggle 2 DOT Michael Gurevich and Elena Gurevich - Complaint - Against Compagnia Aereas Italiana, S.p.A. 2012
- Toggle 2 FMCSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Hours of Service of Drivers 1997
- Toggle 2 FCC High-Cost Universal Service Support; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service 2007
- Toggle 2 EPA Revisions to Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy Label 2009
- Toggle 1 ITC Investigations: Information Technology Agreements; Advice and Information on Proposed Expansion, Parts 1 and 2 2012
- Toggle 1 ITC Meetings; Sunshine Act 2012
EPA Violations1 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.
|Nl Industries/Taracorp Lead Smelter (De Minimis)||Qwest (+77 others)||2004||Granite City, Il||$1,960,888|
Advisory Committees10 people on 6 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 "Qwest Communications" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 8 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee