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.
Campaign Finance$36,791,654 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.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Bundled ContributionsMoney 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
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.
Lobbying on Behalf of Wal-Mart Stores
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Wal-Mart Stores $55,390,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Food Industry,
- Homeland Security,
- Consumer Product Safety
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 H.R.2998 American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 H.R.3179 Marketplace Equity Act of 2011 H.R.4040 Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act S.2045 CPSC Reform Act of 2007 H.R.1409 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 S.1832 Marketplace Fairness Act S.560 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 488 dockets; Submitted to 25 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 "Wal-Mart Stores" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 4 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
- Toggle 3 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 2 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Colombia 2009
- Toggle 2 OSHA EXPLOSIVES 2007
- Toggle 2 FNS Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages 2006
- Toggle 2 FDA Technologies for Prescription Drug Identification, Track and Trace, or Authentication; Request for Information 2008
- Toggle 2 FMCSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Hours of Service of Drivers 1997
- Toggle 1 FMCSA Unified Registration System 1997
- Toggle 1 FMCSA Hours of Service of Drivers 2004
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Permit to Transport Hazardous Materials 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 1009 OSHA EXPLOSIVES 2007
- Toggle 58 FMCSA Hours of Service of Drivers 2004
- Toggle 52 FMCSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Hours of Service of Drivers 1997
- Toggle 32 FMCSA Electronic On-Board Recorders Broader Including Hours of Service of Drivers; Supporting Documents 2010
- Toggle 25 FRA Environmental Review of Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Powder River Expansion Project Loan Application 2006
- Toggle 15 FDA Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; Regulations on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements for Tobacco Products 2014
- Toggle 15 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 13 USC Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2013
- Toggle 13 FWS General Regulations for Areas Administered by the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service 2008
- Toggle 12 WHD Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; Child Labor Violations—Civil Money Penalties 2011
EPA Violations6 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.
|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|
Advisory Committees16 people on 16 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 "Wal-Mart Stores" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- 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