Campaign Finance$1,593,411 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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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 Smith-Free Group
Names of Lobbyists
Client Amount Sony Pictures Entertainment $6,630,000 Broadcast Music Inc $4,057,500 HCA Inc $3,520,000 MasterCard International $3,440,000 Northwestern Mutual Life $3,040,000 Northwestern Mutual Life $3,040,000 Freddie Mac $2,890,000 CSX Corp $2,810,000 Sony Music Entertainment $2,420,000 MetLife Inc $2,380,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Environment & Superfund,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 S.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 S.1549 American Jobs Act of 2011 S.1151 Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011 S.1408 Data Breach Notification Act of 2011 H.R.8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 S.1535 Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011 S.968 PIPA S.515 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Client Summary Oct. 2, 2013 American Institute of CPAs Cash vs. accrual accounting Dodd-Frank Implementation Sarbanes-Oxley Tax Reform View registration Sept. 23, 2013 Mercury Public Affairs, LLC Activities related to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and promotion of resilient construction techniques. View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 1 docket
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 "Smith-Free Group" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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Advisory Committees1 person on 1 committee
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 "Smith-Free Group" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee