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.
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- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Verizon Communications
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Verizon Communications $30,710,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Health Issues,
- Law Enforcement & Crime,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Consumer Product Safety,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1002 Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 S.543 Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 H.R.1860 Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 S.971 Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 S.911 SPECTRUM Act H.R.2577 SAFE Data Act S.413 Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act H.R.1249 America Invents Act S.23 Patent Reform Act of 2011 S.799 Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 180 dockets; Submitted to 12 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 "Verizon Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 1 FWS Removal of the U.S. Captive-bred Inter-subspecific crossed or generic Tiger From the Exemption to Register Under the Captive-bred Wildlife Regulations 2011
- Toggle 1 DOT Special Rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (beyond-perimeter exemptions, i.e., service to another airport more than 1,250 miles away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) 2012
- Toggle 1 HHS Health Information Technology; Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria: Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition 2012
- Toggle 1 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012
- Toggle 1 NOAA Notice of receipt of application under Section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act from the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington requesting authorization to intentionally take, by lethal methods, individually identifiable California sea lions that prey on Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act 2011
- Toggle 1 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Set-Top Boxes 2012
- Toggle 1 BIS Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML) 2012
- Toggle 1 HHS Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange 2012
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 43 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 11 EERE Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure and Energy Conservation Standard for Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment 2011
- Toggle 11 EERE Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Set-Top Boxes 2012
- Toggle 5 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 4 HHS Health Information Technology; Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria: Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition 2012
- Toggle 4 LMSO Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption 2011
- Toggle 4 EPA Revising Underground Storage Tank Regulations - Revisions to existing requirements and new requirements for secondary containment and operator training 2011
- Toggle 4 BLM Notice of Proposed Rule: Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands 43 CFR 3160 2012
- Toggle 4 HHS Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange 2012
- Toggle 3 USTR Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements; Request for Comments 2011
Advisory Committees10 people on 12 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 "Verizon Communications" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Commerce 4 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 5 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of State 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee