Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (formerly branded as Wal-Mart, branded as Walmart since 2008) (NYSE: WMT) is an American public multinational corporation that runs a chain of large discount department stores and a chain of warehouse stores. In 2010 it was the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the Forbes Global 2000 for that year. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Wal-Mart, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, is the largest majority private employer and the largest grocery retailer in the United States. In 2009, it generated 51% of its US$258 billion sales in the U.S. from grocery business. It also owns and operates the Sam's Club retail warehouses in North America.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$35,515,138 Given
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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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    Organization's PAC(s)
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    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.
  • Bundled Contributions

    Money raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
    Recipient Lobbyist Amount
    Blanche Lincoln Raymond Bracy $27,400
View all campaign finance data for Wal-Mart Stores Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$56,840,000 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 Wal-Mart Stores

View all lobbying data for Wal-Mart Stores Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 916 dockets; Submitted to 31 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 "Wal-Mart Stores" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

EPA Violations

6 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
Wal-Mart (National Case) Walmart Stores - Big Rapids 2005 Big Rapids, Mi $2,125,784
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Dayton, Tn, Store) (National Case) Walmart Stores, Inc. 2011 Dayton, Tn $2,079,500
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (National Case) Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 2005 Neptune, Nj $1,249,898
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (National Case) Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (+1 others) 2011 Riverdale, Ut; Sioux ... $46,612,265
Industrial Pollution Control (Ipc) (Cost Recovery Agmt) Wal-Mart Transportation Llc (+236 others) 2003 Jackson, Ms $3,440,369
Wal-Mart (National Case) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (+1 others) 2005 Roseville, Ca $2,009,095
View all EPA violations data for Wal-Mart Stores Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

16 people on 16 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 "Wal-Mart Stores" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 8 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 4 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Agriculture 3 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Wal-Mart Stores