Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is a telecommunications company based in Overland Park, Kansas. The company owns and operates Sprint, the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, with 49.9 million customers, behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T; Mobility.
Campaign Finance$6,526,127 Given
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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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 $20,800
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Lobbying on Behalf of Sprint Nextel
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Sprint Nextel $22,595,826 Nextel Communications $1,779,701
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Homeland Security,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Government Issues,
- Foreign Relations
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.3773 RESTORE Act of 2007 S.2248 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008 S.28 Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act H.R.3630 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 S.911 SPECTRUM Act S.2171 Uniform Wireless Consumer Protection Act H.R.1597 Wireless Innovation Act of 2007 H.R.3919 Broadband Census of America Act of 2007 S.234 Wireless Innovation Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 155 dockets; Submitted to 4 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 "Sprint Nextel" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 FAA Safe Efficient Use and Preservation of the Navigable Air Space 2006
- Toggle 1 USCG Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program 2006
- Toggle 1 FAA Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport 2006
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Hazardous Materials Revision to Requirements for the Transportation Lithium Batteries 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 16 FAA Safe Efficient Use and Preservation of the Navigable Air Space 2006
- Toggle 9 FCC Private Land Mobile Services; 800 MHz Public Safety Interference Proceeding 2005
- Toggle 4 FCC Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements; E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers 2007
- Toggle 3 FCC Advanced Wireless Service 2006
- Toggle 3 HHS Rescission of the Regulation entitled "Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law"; Proposal 2009
- Toggle 3 USCG Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program, Preparation of Programmatic Environmental Impact Standard 2007
- Toggle 3 FCC Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers 2006
- Toggle 3 USCG Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program 2006
- Toggle 3 FRA Portland & Western Railroad – Positive Train Control Plans 2010
- Toggle 2 EPA Determination of Confidential Business Information under the Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Program 2009
Advisory Committees9 people on 7 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 "Sprint Nextel" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 4 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle National Science Foundation 1 person on 1 committee