State of Texas

Texas (i /ˈtɛksəs/) is the second-largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States. The name, meaning "friends" or "allies" in Caddo, was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas. Located in the South Central United States, Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2), and a growing population of 25.1 million residents.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$2,272,529 Given
Information

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 State of Texas Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$1,560,000 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 Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of State of Texas

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Transportation,
    • Taxes,
    • Health Issues,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Environment & Superfund
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.5576 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.4761 Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006
    H.R.5009 Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2006
    H.R.5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007
    S.2339 Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2006
    S.CON.RES.21 (Unknown)
    H.R.2 Small Business and Work Opportunity Act of 2007
    H.R.3 Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
    H.R.1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007
View all lobbying data for State of Texas Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 2233 dockets; Submitted to 17 dockets
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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 "State of Texas" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

1,188 grants
Information

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
State of Texas 2011 Federal Highway Administration STATEWIDE INVENTORY AND INSPECTION OF OFF SYSTEM BRIDGES $9,866,400
grant
State of Texas 2011 Federal Highway Administration IH 35 FROM UNIVERSITY PARKS DRIVE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD IN WACO. RECONSTRUCT FRONTAGE ROADS AND CONSTRUCT BRIDGES. $9,806,562
grant
State Of Texas 2007 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SECTION 402 STATE AND COMMUNITY HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANTS $9,736,107
grant
State of Texas 2012 Federal Transit Administration FY 2012 Nonurbanized Area Formula P $9,519,972
grant
State of Texas 2010 Federal Highway Administration SP 366: Fr. @ Trinity River, W. River Levee To E. Trin River Levee Construct New 6Ln Bridge Over Trinity River (Calatrava Bridge) $9,500,000
grant
State of Texas 2011 Federal Highway Administration VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE WACO DISTRICT. SEAL COAT $9,483,463
grant
State of Texas 2009 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SECTION 402 STATE AND COMMUNITY HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANTS $9,398,867
grant
State of Texas 2010 Federal Highway Administration IH 45 FROM 1.1 MI SOUTH OF WALKER COUNTY LN TO NORTH OF CALVARY RD. WIDEN TO 6 MAIN LNS, BRIDGE AND INTERSECTION AT SHEPHARD HILL. $9,280,000
grant
State Of Texas 2012 Assistant Secretary For Community Planning And Development EMERG SHELTER GRANTS $9,129,511
grant
State of Texas 2010 Federal Highway Administration 2010 SPR Part I Work Program. $9,124,436
View all grant & loan data for State of Texas View all contract data for State of Texas Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

9 people on 8 committees
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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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "State of Texas" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 4 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Justice 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle General Services Administration 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for State of Texas