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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Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's May 31, 2012 filing.
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers through 2011. 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 Singer Consulting $360,000 DCI Group $300,000 Ogilvy Government Relations $210,000 Elmendorf Ryan $190,000 Livingston Group $180,000 Temple Strategies $180,000 Capitol Tax Partners $150,000 Glover Park Group $140,000 Mayer Brown LLP $130,000 Normandy Group $130,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Health Issues,
- Law Enforcement & Crime,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
Regulations61 Mentions; 2 Submissions
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.
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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
Mentions in Document Text
- Toggle 43 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 3 DOT Order Soliciting Small Community Grant Proposals 2011
- Toggle 3 EBSA PTE 2011-16 Verizon Communications, Inc. (Verizon) and Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless; collectively, the Applicants) [Application Nos. L-11651 and L-11652] 2011
- Toggle 3 EBSA PTE 2011-15 The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Fund (the Plan or the Applicant) [Application No. D-11634] 2011
- Toggle 2 EBSA PTE 2011-14 The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation Retirement Savings Plan (the Savings Plan) and the Krispy Kreme Profit-Sharing Stock Ownership Plan the KSOP; Together, the Plans or the Applicants) [Application Nos. D–11468 and D–11469, Respectively] 2011
- Toggle 2 LMSO Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption 2011
- Toggle 2 FAA Notice of Proposed Modification to the June 1, 2006 MOA FAA/Subscriber Memorandum of Agreement for ASDI/NASSI Industry Access and Request for Comments 2011
- Toggle 2 BOEM Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts – Call for Information and Nominations 2011
- Toggle 1 FCC Modernizing the Form 477 Data Program 2011
- Toggle 1 FTC Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules 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