WalMart

#53 Contributing Company

  • 4,098 contributions
  • $5,803,889 in total

#65 Most Interested Company

  • 44 bills supported
  • 4 bills opposed

#42 Most Influential Company

  • Won 20 bills on which it took a position

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Big-Box Retailers Have a Big Advantage in Internet Sales Tax Debate

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April 26, 2013The Senate is moving forward with the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743), a bill requiring all sales made over the internet to be subject to sales taxes. Under the bill, all businesses that do more than $1 million in online sales annually would be responsible for collecting and remitting sales taxes in accordance with the tax laws of all states in which their customers reside.

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FedEx$4,991,53430
Norfolk Southern$4,277,6925
NACS$3,300,32683

Top Recipients

SenatorsContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
John Boozman$75,9004
John McCain$52,9513
Roy Blunt$27,7507
Dean Heller$25,5001
Tom Cotton$23,9761
House membersContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Steve Womack$158,3501
Steny H. Hoyer$40,0000
Xavier Becerra$39,0001
Ron Kind$37,0003
Jim Clyburn$37,0001

Top Stock Holders

PoliticianMinimum ValueMaximum ValueAverage Value
Michael T. McCaul$500,002$1,000,000$750,001
Nick J. Rahall II$408,418$408,418$408,418
Joseph P. Kennedy III$95,004$250,000$172,502
Kenny Marchant$86,559$86,559$86,559
Diane Black$15,001$50,000$32,501
Numbers on this page include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present.
'Top Stock Holders' based on data for 2013.