Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, NYSE: BRK.B) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. The company averaged an annual growth in book value of 20.3% to its shareholders for the last 44 years, while employing large amounts of capital, and minimal debt. Berkshire Hathaway stock produced a total return of 76% from 2000-2010 versus a negative 11.3% return for the S&P; 500.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's March 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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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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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.
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Lobbying On Behalf of Berkshire Hathaway
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Hogan Lovells $200,000 K&L Gates $180,000 Van Ness Feldman $140,000 Glover Park Group $130,000 Quinn Gillespie & Assoc $120,000 Tonkon Torp $100,000 Madison Services Group $90,000 Alpine Group $90,000 C2 Group $90,000 Albertine Enterprises $72,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Environment & Superfund,
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 "Berkshire Hathaway" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
- Toggle 2 NHTSA Insurance Reporting Requirements 2011
- Toggle 1 FTC Early Termination of Waiting Period under Premerger Rules 2011
- Toggle 1 FAA Executive Jet Management, Inc. - Exemption/Rulemaking 2011
- Toggle 1 FSOC Authority To Require Supervision and Regulation of Certain Nonbank Financial Companies 2011
- Toggle 1 EPA GHG New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Utilities 2011
- Toggle 1 OCC Credit Risk Retention by Securitizers 2011
- Toggle 1 FTC Requests for Early Termination of Waiting Period Under Premerger Notification Rules 2011
- Toggle 1 EPA GHG New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Petroleum Refineries 2011