“Lobbying in its basic form is communicating your position to your government representative, an extension of the first amendment and a form of free speech. Understanding why a firm takes the decision and what factors create value in a lobbying contract can shed light on the clandestine practice and add downward pressure on information asymmetry issues in the market.”
– Lobbyist, Lockheed Martin
- We have developed algorithms that gather lobbying data directly from the Senate Office of Public Records and automatically filter filings for the important information.
- For our historical datasets, we split each dataset between year of recorded lobbying due to the sheer quantity of lobbying contracts involved. This allows you the flexibility to focus on one year of lobbying, or append each dataset to study all of lobbying history.
- On a weekly basis, we go through each of 70,000+ lobbyist names, 50,000+ lobbying firm names, and 200,000+ lobbying client names to ensure that the names are consistent throughout time. This process allows you to accurately track a company, lobbying firm, or lobbyist and their activities throughout time.
- Our Daily Lobbying Data Dashboard is freely available to the public, providing a near real-time view into lobbying contracts during the week.
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We wanted to make it as easy as possible to figure out exactly how much each company spent on lobbying and for what purpose. Now, lets add transparency to the industry.
Our datasets are built with brevity in mind. Filter between lobbying firms, clients, and lobbyists. Run regressions between groups and across time, and put a price on influence.
Of all lobbying contracts with is accounted for, detailed with client, registrant, and lobbyist names standardized across time.
Trusted by Clients in Eclectic Industries
“In the incredibly volatile market of COVID-19 driven by technology and pharmaceutical stocks, we were able to use our lobbying data to predict movements and profit off of companies such as Abbott Laboratories and Eastman Kodak, which had both spent thousands of dollars lobbying congress and subsequently had their share price exponentially grow with news of awarded federal contracts or M&A activity.”
– Client, Equity Research Industry