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Shaw Group

Parent Organization: Chicago Bridge & Iron

The Shaw Group is a Fortune 500 corporation headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As of February 27, 2011, the company employed approximately 28,000 people all over the world with 7 billion dollar revenue in 2010. Its core competencies are Engineering, Procurement, and Construction, piping, energy, chemical, and fossil and nuclear power.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$2,983,766 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.

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
  • Top 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.
  • 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.
View all campaign finance data for Shaw Group Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org


$11,195,000 Spent

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 Shaw Group

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Shaw Group $9,685,000
    Witt O'Brien's LLC $20,000
    Fleishman-Hillard Inc $0
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Defense,
    • Taxes,
    • Disaster & Emergency Planning,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Trade,
    • Foreign Relations,
    • Hazardous & Solid Waste,
    • Marine, Boats & Fisheries
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.5297 Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010
    H.R.1280 To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes.
    H.R.2354 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
    H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009
    H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
    S.1462 American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009
    S.3454 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
    S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009
    S.1751 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2008
    S.2877 Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal (CLEAR) Act
View all lobbying data for Shaw Group Sources: OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 60 dockets; Submitted to 3 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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Shaw Group" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Contractor Misconduct

6 Instances

This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Other Non-Governmental Loan Agreement Liability 2005 Judgment Against Defendant $6,700,000
Government Contract Fraud TVA Contract Fraud at TVA Nuclear Plants 2009 Settlement $6,200,000
Government Contract Fraud State/Local Weiser, et al. v. Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure 2011 Pending $0
Labor TVA TVA Whistleblower Retaliation 2009 Judgment Against Defendant $0
Securities None Thompson v. The Shaw Group Inc. et al. (Securities Litigation) 2004 Pending $0
Labor None Gibson, et al. v. Shaw Group Inc, et al. (Racial Discrimination) 2001 Settlement $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Shaw Group Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO