Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ, NASDAQ: VZ) is a global broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic (based in Philadelphia) with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and NYNEX (based in New York City) with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine that emerged as part of the 1984 AT&T; breakup into seven "Baby Bells." Prior to its transformation into Verizon, Bell Atlantic merged with Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, in 1997. The name Verizon is a portmanteau of veritas and horizon, and its pronunciation rhymes with horizon. The company's headquarters are located in the Verizon Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$40,921,400 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

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    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

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Verizon Communications Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$189,876,610 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 Verizon Communications

View all lobbying data for Verizon Communications Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 811 dockets; Submitted to 33 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 "Verizon Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

1 contract
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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
contract
Verizon Communications 2002 National Aeronautics And Space Administration PROVIDE TELEPHONE SERVICE $1,120,241
View all grant & loan data for Verizon Communications View all contract data for Verizon Communications Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

10 Enforcement Actions
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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
Agi-Vr/Wesson Company GTE Corporation (+22 others) 2007 Glen Cove, Ny $40,810,000
Sutton Brook Disposal Area/Ausimont Ind Verizon New England Inc (+48 others) 2010 Tewksbury, Ma $34,480,000
Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al Gte Operations Support, Incorporated (+40 others) 2005 Elkton, Md $24,500,000
Mckin Superfund Site Verizon New England (+75 others) 2001 Gray, Me $20,150,000
West Site/Hows Corner Superfund Site Verizon/New England Telephone & Telegraph Company (+81 others) 2010 Plymouth, Me $11,200,000
Omega Chemical Site GTE Communications System Corporation (+101 others) 2005 Whittier, Ca $10,147,354
Casmalia Resources - Tier Ii De Minimis Aoc GTE Corporation (+23 others) 2003 Casmalia, Ca $8,168,000
Hows Corner/West Site Verizon/New England Telephone & Telegraph Co (+83 others) 2004 Plymouth, Me $2,000,000
Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site Verizon New England Inc (+24 others) 2004 Tewksbury, Ma $2,000,000
Brambles Environmental, Inc. Et Al. Verizon, New York, Inc. (+6 others) 2009 Colonie, Ny $1,450,000
View all EPA violations data for Verizon Communications Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

45 people on 32 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 "Verizon Communications" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Federal Communications Commission 18 people on 8 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 9 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 5 people on 7 committees
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 4 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 3 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of the Treasury 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Verizon Communications