The advanced search feature, as well as the Influence Explorer API are approaching end of life, and will be retired on December 31st, 2015. Please refer to our deprecation notice for more details.
See the data format documentation for a description of the fields in both the bulk downloads and the API. Fields not listed in the documentation may be returned, but they are experimental and may change.
State and Federal Campaign Contributions
Federal records provided by OpenSecrets.org. Please see OpenSecrets' data README here.
By contribution year
State records provided by FollowTheMoney.org.
By contribution year
Federal lobbying data provided by OpenSecrets.org.
Full data set 301 MB
Foreign influence data is information from the Department of Justice's Foreign Agents Registration Act records, compiled by the Sunlight Foundation with the help of people like you.
Please note that the data is complete starting with forms received in 2013.We have also included archival data from 2008 to March 2011. We are still in the process of entering incoming forms and and working on the 2011-2012 backlog.
These records should match the FARA records, but not necessarily FEC, OpenSecrets or Influence Explorer records.
Clients and RegistrantsAll clients and registrants
Federal Grants & Contracts
Federal grant and contract data can be downloaded from USASpending.gov.
EPA data from EPA ECHO.
All EPA ECHO records 6 MB
Note: the download contains two files, one with the action records and the other with case ID's and defendant names (defennm) as they are found in the EPA data, alongside the verified, corresponding organization name and parent organization name in Influence Explorer.
Data returned by this service is subject to the use restrictions set by the Federal Election Commission. By accessing this data, you understand that you are using the data subject to all applicable local, state and federal law, including FEC restrictions.
All data licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. By downloading data, you are agreeing to the terms of the license.
Federal campaign finance and lobbying data must be attributed to OpenSecrets.org.
State campaign finance data must be attributed to FollowTheMoney.org.
Earmarks data must be attributed to Taxpayers for Common Sense.