Textron (NYSE: TXT) is a conglomerate that includes Bell Helicopter, E-Z-GO, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Greenlee, among others. It was founded by Royal Little in 1923 as the Special Yarns Company, and is headquartered at the Textron Tower in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Campaign Finance

$8,319,252 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.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
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    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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View all campaign finance data for Textron Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org


$81,711,000 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 Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Textron Inc

View all lobbying data for Textron Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 204 dockets; Submitted to 13 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 "Textron Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.


$2,800,000 Received

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2008 $2,800,000 Textron Inc: Armored Security Behicles (ASV) -- Armored Security Vehicle, M-1117 Guardian ASV Turret Upgrades
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Federal Spending

91 contracts

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
Textron Inc. 2009 191 M1117'S, 38 M1200 KNIGHTS AND 56 TOOL SETS, AWARDED VIA A LETTER CONTRACT $99,491,233
Textron Inc. 2012 CONTRACT DEFINITIZATION - PHASE II $97,799,691
Textron Inc 2005 $86,922,864
Textron Inc 2005 $77,261,636
Textron Inc. 2011 OPTION EXERCISE- ASVS, KNIGHTS AND TOOLS $64,332,732
Textron Inc. 2012 LIMITATION OBLIGATION INCREASED FROM 49% TO 75% $64,272,271
View all grant & loan data for Textron Inc View all contract data for Textron Inc Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

17 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 None Piper Cherokee Airplane Crash 2010 Judgment Against Defendant $88,700,000
Cost/Labor Mischarge Defense - Army TH-67 and OH-58 Program Mischarging 2006 Settlement $16,570,018
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Air Force Manier v. Textron Inc. (Inflating Labor Costs) 1998 Settlement $9,800,000
Environment Defense - Army Massachusetts Military Reservation Cleanup 2007 Settlement $7,700,000
Other None 2008 Helicopter Crash Wrongful Death 2010 Judgment Against Defendant $5,600,000
Ethics International Oil For Food Program Kickbacks - SEC Investigation 2007 Settlement $3,535,041
Ethics International Oil For Food Program Kickbacks - Criminal Investigation 2007 Non-Prosecution Agreement $1,150,000
Labor None Mock v. Textron (Age Discrimination) 2004 Judgment Against Defendant $558,039
Government Contract Fraud Defense - General Failure to Test Equipment 1995 Settlement $100,000
Environment None Violation of Federal Aviation Administration Hazardous Materials Regulations 1998 Fine $35,000
View all contractor misconduct data for Textron Inc Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

13 Enforcement Actions

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
Textron Systems Corporation Textron Systems Corporation 2008 Camp Edwards, Ma $1,550,000
Nuclear Metals Inc Superfund Site / Textron Textron Inc (+3 others) 2011 Concord, Ma $74,115,000
Alliance Chemical Inc Et Al. Textron Inc (+71 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $37,000,000
Sutton Brook Disposal Area/Ausimont Ind Textron Systems Corp (+48 others) 2010 Tewksbury, Ma $34,480,000
Alcan Corporation Texron Inc (+81 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $13,150,000
Casmalia - De Minimis Aoc Textron Inc. (+191 others) 2004 Casmalia, Ca $11,900,000
Leonard Chemical Superfund Site Textron, Inc. (+29 others) 2004 Catawba, Sc $10,434,617
Nuclear Metals Textron Inc (+4 others) 2008 Concord, Ma $6,000,000
Parsons Casket Hardware Co. Section 107 Litigation (Cercla) Textron, Inc. (+4 others) 2010 Belvidere, Il $3,600,000
Abb, Inc. Et Al (Spectron Deminimis Settlement) Textron Inc (For Itself & Textron Lycomi (+547 others) 2003 Elkton, Md $2,803,841
View all EPA violations data for Textron Inc Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

3 people on 3 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Textron Inc" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Textron Inc