Raben Group

The Raben Group is a Washington, DC-based lobbying and consulting firm formed by former United States Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben. The Raben Group specializes in issues of law and public policy. The firm maintains offices in Washington and Los Angeles with over 35 employees.

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Campaign Finance

$461,269 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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federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Bundled Contributions

    Money raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
    Recipient Lobbyist Amount
    Barney Frank Robert Raben $40,750
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte Robert Raben $30,450
View all campaign finance data for Raben Group Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org


$39,114,000 Income

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.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying Carried Out by Raben Group

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Client Amount
    American Task Force Argentina $2,540,000
    Promontory Interfinancial Network $2,010,000
    National Immigration Forum $1,475,000
    Interactive Gaming Council $1,380,000
    Mayors Against Illegal Guns $1,270,000
    Time Warner Cable $1,250,000
    MasterCard International $1,155,000
    Cmte for Education Funding $1,140,000
    Property Casualty Insurers Assn/America $1,120,000
    Fisheries Survival Fund $1,062,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Health Issues,
    • Law Enforcement & Crime,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
    • Education,
    • Finance,
    • Banking,
    • Immigration,
    • Foreign Relations,
    • Labor, Antitrust & Workplace
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    S.714 National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009
    S.3206 Keep Our Educators Working Act of 2010
    H.R.3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Client Summary
    July 20, 2015 US Women's Chamber of Commerce The U.S. Womens Chamber of Commerce is voicing its support for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide the statutory framework to eliminate the self-certification option in the SBAs Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Programs without delay, in its implementing regulation of Section 825 of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. View registration
    July 20, 2015 Seventh Generation Advocating for increased performance rights for musical artists, including support for the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act (H.R. 1733). Oppose H.Con.Res.17 and S. Con Res. 4 (the Local Radio Freedom Act). View registration
    July 20, 2015 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, OKA LeadershipCouncilonHumanRig On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR), the Raben Group has been retained to engage Congressional leaders and the Administration on overdue housing finance reform initiatives. We are looking specifically at the authority of FHFA to reinforce and expand the ability of the GSEs to provide credit to low-income families especially those recovering from the housing crisis that cost so many their homes and their financial security. We are engaging the relevant committees of jurisdiction on Capitol Hill, but our focus is primarily the White House and FHFA. View registration
    July 20, 2015 Financial Planning Assn H.R. 1090, the Retail Investor Protection Act Supporting a user fee at the SEC to increase examination of investment advisors Department of Labor fiduciary rulemaking SEC fiduciary rulemaking View registration
    July 20, 2015 Hadassah Advocacy on behalf of gender equity in medical research, including H.R.2101, the Research for All Act; preventative health care, including H.R. 2355, the Women's Preventive Health Awareness Campaign Act; affordable, high-quality child care; and strengthening efforts to fight human trafficking. View registration
View all lobbying data for Raben Group Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 6 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.

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