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.
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- 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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
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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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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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 $13,730,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Food Industry,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Homeland Security,
- Health Issues,
- Environment & Superfund,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.3179 Marketplace Equity Act of 2011 S.1832 Marketplace Fairness Act H.R.1081 Consumers Payment System Protection Act S.575 Debit Interchange Fee Study Act of 2011 S.1549 American Jobs Act of 2011 S.1207 Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2011 H.R.3094 Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act S.1843 Representation Fairness Restoration Act S.1258 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011 H.R.1406 Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 167 dockets; Submitted to 6 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 3 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Permit to Transport Hazardous Materials 2011
- Toggle 1 FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Initiation of the 2012 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review; Deadlines for Filing Petitions 2012
- 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 OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 15 FDA Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption 2011
- Toggle 14 FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls For Human Food 2011
- Toggle 12 WHD Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; Child Labor Violations—Civil Money Penalties 2011
- Toggle 11 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 10 OFCCP Non-Discrimination in Compensation; Compensation Data Collection Tool 2011
- Toggle 8 CMS Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act 2012
- Toggle 5 CFPB Electronic Funds Transfer Act – Prepaid Cards 2012
- Toggle 4 EPA An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska 2012
- Toggle 4 EPA None Unknown
- Toggle 3 CPSC Safety Standard for Magnet Sets 2012
EPA Violations2 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 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. (+1 others)||2011||Riverdale, Ut; Sioux ...||$46,612,265|
Advisory Committees5 people on 5 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 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee