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Sears Holdings Corp

Sears, officially named Sears, Roebuck and Co., is an American chain of department stores which was founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in the late 19th century. Formerly a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Sears merged with Kmart in early 2005, creating the Sears Holdings Corporation.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$2,471,876 Given
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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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
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View all campaign finance data for Sears Holdings Corp Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$4,887,029 Spent
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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.

covers roughly through Q3, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Sears Holdings Corp

View all lobbying data for Sears Holdings Corp Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 58 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
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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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Sears Holdings Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

EPA Violations

8 Enforcement Actions
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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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Exxon Mobil Corporation (Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site) Sears, Roebuck & Co (+94 others) 2008 Plaistow, Nh $30,607,481
Lenz Oil Service, Inc. Consent Decree (Cercla) Sears, Roebuck And Company (+63 others) 2002 Lemont, Il $12,500,000
Casmalia - De Minimis Aoc KMart Corporation (+191 others) 2004 Casmalia, Ca $11,900,000
West Site/Hows Corner Superfund Site Sears Roebuck & Co (+81 others) 2010 Plymouth, Me $11,200,000
Green River Disposal, Inc. Superfund Site Sears Roebuck (+30 others) 2008 Maceo, Ky $3,520,000
Hows Corner/West Site Sears Roebuck & Co (+83 others) 2004 Plymouth, Me $2,000,000
Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site Sears Roebuck & Co (+24 others) 2004 Tewksbury, Ma $2,000,000
Davis Refining Site (Referral) Kmart Corporation (+221 others) 2007 Tallahassee, Fl $1,704,680
View all EPA violations data for Sears Holdings Corp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data