Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria

After the deadly attack on the US Capitol on January 6, some of Corporate America’s biggest names denounced the rioters and pledged to halt their political giving.

Among Fortune 500 companies, roughly 280 had previously supported Republican Congress members who objected to the 2020 election results. CNN surveyed those companies and found that many have not staked out a position on future donations. And among many companies that said they plan to pause their political donations, details about their changes remain vague.

Related: Major US companies are still grappling with their response to the Capitol riot »

Sonam Vashi, Casey Hicks, Lindsey Knight, Julie In, Amy Roberts, Mary Fox, Byron Manley and Will Mullery contributed to this project.

Companies Members Methodology
Click on a company to see a breakdown of their donations to Republican objectors during the 2019–2020 election cycle and response to CNN.

COMPANY TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS SUSPENDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO WHOM DURATION MORE DETAILS…
AT&T
CNN’s parent company,
WarnerMedia, is owned by AT&T
$764K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Comcast $755K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Raytheon Technologies $561K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We have paused all political action committee contributions to reflect on the current environment and determine appropriate next steps.
Northrop Grumman $525K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We are pausing political action committee giving and evaluating the way forward.
Lockheed Martin $522K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Lockheed Martin routinely evaluates and updates our political action committee contribution strategy to reflect our core values and the constantly changing political landscape and priorities. As we enter a new political cycle, we are not making political contributions as we continue this evaluation to ensure our political donation and engagement program remains aligned with our business priorities.
Boeing $496K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We continuously assess our political action committee contributions to ensure that Boeing supports those who reflect our company’s values. Boeing strongly condemns the violence, lawlessness and destruction that took place in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Given the current environment, we are not making political contributions at this time. We will continue to carefully evaluate future contributions to ensure that we support those who not only support our company, but also uphold our country’s most fundamental principles.
UPS $465K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Home Depot $465K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “We are pausing to take time to carefully review and reevaluate each of the members who voted to object to the election results before considering further contributions to them. While the PAC is making contribution decisions on the next cycle, as always, it will evaluate future donations against a number of factors. Our PAC supports candidates on both sides of the aisle who champion pro-business, pro-retail positions that create jobs and economic growth.
Honeywell International $448K
Charter Communications $423K
L3Harris Technologies $374K
Marathon Petroleum $336K
Chevron $328K
“We continue our practice of regularly reviewing our policies, procedures and expenditures for political activities, including political contributions. The events of the past week will be part of our review process. Chevron engages with many people and organizations that take positions on a range of topics. We are not always aligned with all their views, but it is important for us to be part of discussions on important issues, including respect for the rule of law. As we said last week, the violence in Washington, D.C. tarnishes a two-century tradition of respect for the rule of law. We look forward to engaging with President-Elect Biden and his administration to move the nation forward.
General Dynamics $319K
Exxon Mobil $286K
“We continually review all PAC contributions. Previous contributions to a candidate do not indicate that the ExxonMobil PAC will contribute again in the future. Before giving to any political candidate, the ExxonMobil PAC has a robust process to assess the candidate’s platform, prior voting record, and consistency with the company’s priorities.
UnitedHealth Group $285K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “UnitedHealth Group has decided to pause and review our federal PAC candidate donations to ensure they continue to align with our company’s values.
General Motors $274K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “GM’s PAC has paused new contributions. In 2020, we enhanced the character and public integrity criteria for making contributions and that will help to guide our decisions moving forward.
FedEx $263K
N
Altria Group $256K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Altria strongly condemns the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol. January 6 was a dark day in American history, and we look forward to the peaceful transition of power that will occur on January 20. We have a long history of supporting policy makers on both sides of the aisle because participation in the political and public policy processes is vital to our business, and serves the best interests of our shareholders, employees, trade partners and adult consumers. We have spent the past few days discussing the right path forward and have decided, at this time, to suspend all political contributions while we re-examine our existing contribution criteria and guiding principles.
Aflac $240K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “In response to your questions, as we expressed in our November 20, 2020 public statement congratulating President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris upon their historic victory, Aflac supports the democratic process and its outcome. We believe in the peaceful transition of power as the United States has done for more than two centuries. We strongly condemn the disgraceful events that took place in our nation’s capital last week and as a result, we have paused all political donations to reassess our approach and ensure that our contributions remain consistent with our core values.
Delta Air Lines $236K
N
“Previous contributions do not mean DeltaPAC will contribute to a candidate in the future. Our PAC has robust processes for reviewing candidates before every contribution to ensure they align with both Delta’s position on priority aviation and business issues, and importantly, our values.
Williams $223K
Amazon $220K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Union Pacific $211K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Thank you for reaching out. Union Pacific has indefinitely suspended all political action committee (PAC) contributions. During this pause, Union Pacific will evaluate the criteria for donations from PAC members and the company’s leadership team.
Walmart $208K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “We examine and adjust our political giving strategy at the end of every election cycle, and that review will continue over the coming months. However, in light of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, Walmart’s political action committee is indefinitely suspending contributions to those members of Congress who voted against the lawful certification of state electoral college votes.
General Electric $201K
Y
Objectors Through 2022 election “The GEPAC board has voted to suspend donations to those who voted to oppose the Electoral College results. This is not a decision we made lightly, but is one we believe is important to ensure that our future contributions continue to reflect our company’s values and commitment to democracy.
Valero Energy $192K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “In the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Washington, D.C. last week, Valero is pausing all political contributions and has no plans to resume them over the next few months. We will continue to evaluate future contributions to assure they serve the best interest and values of our employees, shareholders, and the communities where we operate.
Truist Financial $183K
“We’re carefully reviewing our political engagement practices to assure that Truist exclusively supports candidates who advance unity and democracy.
Leidos Holdings $183K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Like all Americans, we are shocked and appalled by the behavior that took place on Capitol Hill last week. Democracy thrives on passionate debate and different opinions but dies in anarchy and violence. The actions of this small minority do not represent the majority of Americans across the political spectrum who strive for the good but who may differ on how that good is accomplished. Violence, lawlessness, and anarchy have no place in our nation. We believe in civil political discourse and the fundamental right to peacefully protest, but strongly condemn violence or intimidation. In light of these events, Leidos’ Political Action Committee (PAC) has decided to temporarily pause all political donations. It’s time to unite as one nation, promoting decency, understanding and a commitment to the common good. These are core American values and ones that Leidos will continue to honor each and every day.
Cigna $181K
Y
No answer No answer “All of our PAC contributions are intended to be constructive, non-partisan and aim to advance public policies that we believe support the greater societal good of a more affordable, predictable and simpler health care system. There is never any justification for violence or the kind of destruction that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week – a building that stands as a powerful symbol of the very democracy that makes our nation strong. Accordingly, CignaPAC will discontinue support of any elected official who encouraged or supported violence, or otherwise hindered a peaceful transition of power. We will continue to evaluate our PAC contributions aligned to business objectives through the filter of our country’s and company’s core values.
International Paper $180K
Microsoft $178K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “Microsoft confirmed publicly today, as it announced internally on Jan. 8, that it has halted all donations of its PAC while it reviews whether to suspend further donations to individuals who voted against certification of the Electoral College. The company added that it will announce its decision by Feb. 15 after completing discussions with its employees. As Microsoft executives have said internally to employees, this is not a normal year. The company believes that opposition to the Electoral College undermined American democracy and should have consequences.
Alphabet $177K
Y
Objectors Through 2022 election “After the disturbing events at the Capitol, NetPAC paused all contributions while undertaking a review. Following that review, the NetPAC board has decided that it will not be making any contributions this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certification of the election results.
Lowe’s $176K
N
Morgan Stanley $172K
Regions Financial $170K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We are temporarily suspending all federal-level contributions from Regions’ voluntary, employee-funded political action committee, or PAC. This is a time for us, as a nation, to come together and identify a united path forward. During this time, Regions will receive updated feedback from employees who donate to the PAC. At the same time, this is an opportunity for everyone to pause and consider productive ways to move forward and build a stronger nation and a stronger economy. We believe this vision is shared by people across our great country. And the conversations we have in the days and weeks to come will help inform future, bipartisan contributions from our employee-funded PAC, which exists to advance policies that benefit Regions’ customers, associates, communities and shareholders.
Verizon Communications $169K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “We will be suspending contributions to any member of Congress who voted in favor of objecting to the election results.
Huntington Ingalls Industries $161K
Norfolk Southern $159K
Pfizer $158K
Deere $153K
USAA $139K
“In light of the events of Jan. 6, we are re-evaluating our criteria for political contributions.
Duke Energy $138K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “We were shocked and dismayed by the events at the Capitol last week. Duke Energy is taking this very seriously and taking a pause on all federal political contributions for 30 days. During this time, we are evaluating Duke Energy-supported candidates’ values and actions to ensure they align to our values and goals. The way members of Congress conducted themselves in this critical time will be an important consideration in future support.
Anthem $135K
Wells Fargo $135K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Ford Motor $133K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
CSX $131K
Citigroup $127K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “The assault on the Capitol this week that attempted to disrupt the peaceful transition of power was one of the most disturbing days I have seen in the more than 30 years I have worked in Washington. I spent eight years as a staffer in the Senate and I have a deep respect for the building and the institution that were under attack. As Mike Corbat said earlier this week, our firm maintains its faith in the democratic process and we are committed to working with government officials, regardless of the administration or party in power. It has been that way at Citi for more than 200 years. In light of this week’s events, I thought it was important to send you a note about the impact on our political giving. The Citi Political Action Committee (PAC) supports a range of candidates who share our commitment to a strong financial services sector that enables widespread economic growth. We support engaging with our political leaders even when we disagree, and our PAC is an important tool for that engagement. Of the candidates who led the charge against the certification of the Electoral College, we gave $1,000 (2019) to the campaign of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)—who represents a state in which we have a significant employee presence. We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law. We intend to pause our contributions during the quarter as the country goes through the Presidential transition and hopefully emerges from these events stronger and more united.
Abbott Laboratories $127K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely
Amgen $123K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “The Amgen PAC has made contributions to Members of Congress and candidates of both parties. The Amgen PAC is temporarily suspending PAC disbursements pending a review of future contributions. Amgen looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and lawmakers in both parties to ensure that patients have affordable access to medicines and that our society continues to support the discovery of innovative new medicines.
Caterpillar $123K
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group $120K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less
Exelon $114K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
FirstEnergy $114K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “FirstEnergy is currently evaluating how it engages in the political process to ensure alignment with our corporate values, behaviors and strategies. We have paused political contributions while we evaluate our participation in the political process.
Goldman Sachs Group $113K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Jacobs Engineering Group $113K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “The peaceful and respectful transition of power is fundamental to our democracy. The disturbing events at the U.S. Capitol put our elected leaders at risk and undermined the fundamental democratic principles of free speech, peaceful protest, and open and free elections. In light of these events, Jacobs’ Good Government Fund is suspending all political contributions. We have a long history of supporting the U.S. Government and urge Congress to work together to unify our great nation.
Merck $111K
Bank of America $107K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Our PAC contributes to both parties and takes a lot of factors into account. However in the next election cycle the PAC will review its decision making criteria in light of the actions that contributed to the appalling violent assault on the U.S. Capitol.
DaVita $107K
Y
All congressional candidates 6 mo. or less
Johnson & Johnson $106K
JPMorgan Chase $104K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “The terrible events from the last week have prompted us to pause and reevaluate our PAC giving strategies. We believe participating in the political process is essential, and fully intend to continue to support our PAC moving forward – but it will look different.
Prudential Financial $103K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
NextEra Energy $103K
Publix Super Markets $102K
Phillips 66 $101K
Nucor $96K
Dominion Energy $96K
Capital One Financial $95K
Allstate $93K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “Allstate’s political action committee suspended contributions to lawmakers who objected to the counting of Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election because these actions did not align with the committee’s commitment to bipartisanship, collaboration and compromise. The committee will monitor and measure each lawmaker’s ongoing conduct against revised contribution criteria to determine reinstatement.
Southern $93K
Textron $90K
AbbVie $82K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less
Ally Financial $81K
American Airlines Group $78K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “Beginning January 11, we have taken a three-month pause from giving to review our contributions. When we resume, we will ensure we focus on a bipartisan array of lawmakers who support U.S. aviation, airline workers and our values, including bringing people together.
CVS Health $77K
American Express $76K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Entergy $74K
“While all Americans should be afforded the ability to peacefully and lawfully exercise their First Amendment rights, Entergy Corporation strongly denounces the horrific actions of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building and put the lives of our federal elected officials and Congressional staff at risk on Jan. 6, 2021. From time to time, Entergy makes financial contributions to various advocacy groups on a bipartisan basis to enhance their advocacy efforts on issues of importance to our company and industry. We evaluate all contributions annually and review the activities of each organization. Our review of the various groups’ activities factors heavily into our prospective funding decisions.
Charles Schwab $72K
Y
All federal candidates Permanently
Ball $71K
Chesapeake Energy $71K
Emerson Electric $70K
PNC Financial Services Group $68K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “PNC strongly condemns the violent actions taken last week in an attempt to disrupt the Electoral College process in Congress. Free and fair elections, the rule of law, and the peaceful transfer of power are all critical cornerstones of American democracy that must be upheld. In light of last week’s events, the PNC PAC has suspended contributions to those members of Congress who voted against the certification of the nation’s valid Electoral College votes.
Visa $67K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Last week the Visa PAC temporarily suspended all political donations as we review our candidate contribution guidelines.
Huntington Bancshares $66K
Ameren $65K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Eli Lilly $64K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Occidental Petroleum $63K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We are pausing to reevaluate our overall approach to political giving to ensure that we contribute to candidates who support our interests and align with our values.
Eastman Chemical $63K
Motorola Solutions $62K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely “Motorola Solutions respects the integrity of the democratic process and condemns the violence that occurred in Washington, D.C. Following recent events, the Motorola Solutions Political Action Committee (MSIPAC) has decided to suspend all political donations to members of Congress indefinitely, and will continue to review our contribution policies on an ongoing basis.
Dell Technologies $62K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “We continue to be very concerned about the recent political unrest and behavior to disrupt the democratic process. The employee-led Dell Technologies PAC board of directors has voted to suspend all contributions to members of Congress whose statements and activities during the post-election period are not in line with Dell’s principles.
McDonald’s $62K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Sempra Energy $61K
Boston Scientific $60K
MetLife $60K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We were deeply disturbed by the events that occurred in Washington last week. The use of political violence to undermine the democratic process is never acceptable, and we strongly condemn it. In response, the board of MetLife’s Political Action Committee (PAC) is reviewing all of its guidelines and giving to ensure that they are consistent with the company’s purpose and values. We strongly support the peaceful transition of power, and one of our guiding principles will be to support candidates who uphold our values and the rule of law.
Fluor $60K
AECOM $60K
AmerisourceBergen $59K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “AmerisourceBergen will suspend all political giving to elected officials while we evaluate criteria which will be used to determine future contributions. All of the company’s actions are assessed on their alignment with our purpose of creating healthier futures and we’ll use a period of time to ensure policies that govern political giving reflect that principle. AmerisourceBergen Chairman, CEO and President Steven Collis shared his perspective on the tragic violence in the US Capitol in a message to all AmerisourceBergen associates which was also made available here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/message-our-associates-finding-optimism-tragedy-steve-collis/
PPL $59K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Archer Daniels Midland $59K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. – 1 year
PG&E $58K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “The process set forth in the Constitution to certify the 2020 election has occurred. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the President and Vice President of the United States for the next four years. Those are facts. The lawlessness and mob violence we all witnessed last week is completely unacceptable and a symptom of a larger breakdown of civil discourse and political discussion in our country. This breakdown is affecting families, friends and neighbors in communities everywhere. We should all strive to do better and treat each other with respect. While we always welcome diverse political opinions, both in our workforce and in the halls of power, PG&E strongly objects to actions meant to erode a belief in our democratic principles and institutions. PG&E hasn’t made any political contributions yet in 2021. The mission of PG&E Employee’s EnergyPAC is to elect candidates who understand our business and support public policies that enable PG&E to deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy service. Enacting good public policies require stability in our government and institutions, and a commitment to civil discourse and compromise. As a result of recent events, and to put our commitment to civil discourse in action, we plan to conduct a series of listening sessions with our Energy PAC members and company coworkers to better understand our common positions and determine the best path forward for political contributions in the future.
American Electric Power $56K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “AEP forcefully condemns the violence that happened at the U.S. Capitol and the divisive actions that led up to it. As a nation, a company and individuals, we need to focus our energy on building unity and addressing the challenges we face together. AEP has paused all political contributions and will be reviewing our criteria for supporting candidates and organizations in the future.
HollyFrontier $56K
U.S. Bancorp $56K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “U.S. Bank has announced that as a result of the recent violence at the U.S. Capitol that it has immediately paused all giving from its political action committee. The bank will review its approach to future contributions and ensure that our involvement in the political and policy process helps advance, improve and do what is right for the country, our customers and our employees.
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings $55K
DTE Energy $54K
Pacific Life $54K
N
Bristol-Myers Squibb $54K
Unum Group $54K
Bank of New York Mellon $52K
Halliburton $51K
Travelers $50K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We have suspended contributions through our Political Action Committee for the time being as we assess our approach to further political donations. Our political contributions are made public through required sources, as well as on our website.
Molina Healthcare $50K
Nationwide $50K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Weyerhaeuser $50K
Intel $50K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “Intel’s Political Action Committee continuously reevaluates its contributions to candidates to ensure that they align with our values, policies and priorities. While Intel’s PAC will continue bipartisan contributions, we will not contribute to members of Congress who voted against certification of the Electoral College results as we feel that action was counter to our company’s values.
United Airlines Holdings $48K
Northwestern Mutual $48K
Reinsurance Group of America $47K
CMS Energy $46K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “Consumers Energy stands for safety above all else, denounces violence, and supports fundamental principles of the democratic process, including fair and free elections and a peaceful transition of power to President-Elect Biden. Our political action committee, CMS Energy Employees for Better Government (EBG), is employee-run and prides itself on being governed by an elected steering committee of volunteer employees. EBG is gathering and carefully evaluating member feedback to assess its criteria for political contributions in the future.
Procter & Gamble $45K
N
“Free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy and must be protected and respected. We will take into account any failure to do so when determining future support. Our previous decisions on contributions do not dictate choices going forward.
Oshkosh $43K
Target $41K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “The TargetCitizens PAC is funded through voluntary contributions from our team members and contributes in a bipartisan manner to a range of federal candidates and organizations. We know that there isn’t a single candidate who aligns completely with Target or our team members on every issue, which is why we rely on established criteria like a candidate’s impact on our business, committee assignments, and more when we make contributions. Target is fully transparent about our PAC contributions and provides regular updates on our corporate website. Given the political volatility of the past year, including last week’s events, we are temporarily pausing all political donations.
Lincoln National $41K
Farmers Insurance Exchange $40K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Like many Americans, we were horrified by the acts of violence that took place in our nation’s capital. While we recognize and support all Americans’ right to peacefully protest and exercise free speech, we strongly condemn acts of violence and hateful rhetoric. As our democracy works to heal from these destructive events, we have decided to suspend all political contributions from our state and federal political action committees indefinitely. Farmers has a proud history of bipartisan participation in the democratic process and will continue to evaluate our funding activities moving forward.
Oneok $40K
Ecolab $38K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely
Genworth Financial $37K
Edison International $36K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely “Edison International supports policy makers from across the political spectrum, whose public policy efforts directly impact the lives of our customers and align with the utility industry’s priorities. Edison International’s annual Political Contributions and Expenditures reports are located on Edison.com (Investors > Corporate Governance). Edison International is recognized as a “Trendsetter” by the Center for Political Accountability’s 2020 Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability. On January 7, 2021, Edison International paused giving by the Edison International Political Action Committee (EIPAC) to US House and Senate members in light of the events that week. In particular, while we are implementing a freeze of indefinite duration on any further EIPAC campaign contributions to members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, we also believe that now is an important time for the country to reflect on the events of that week, rather than to fundraise. Edison International’s support to candidates for federal office is financed by voluntary employee contributions to the political action committee. No customer dollars, or any part of the rates paid by customers, are used to support candidates for political office, and all contributions are made in accordance with the Edison International Political Contribution Policy.
Humana $36K
Polaris $36K
Coca-Cola $36K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We were all stunned by the unlawful and violent events that unfolded in our nation’s capital on Jan. 6, and we are grateful that Democracy prevailed with the subsequent certification of the election results. In light of these events, The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola Political Action Committee have suspended political giving. We have always taken a bi-partisan approach to political contributions and evaluate our giving based on our political engagement criteria, which we share publicly. The current events will long be remembered and will factor into our future contribution decisions.
Cardinal Health $35K
DuPont $34K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less
CHS $34K
Energy Transfer $33K
Whirlpool $32K
Y
All congressional candidates 6 mo. – 1 year “Late last year the leaders of the Whirlpool employee PAC began discussing the long-term vision of the PAC, and whether it should be continued and if so, with what changes. Those robust discussions continue and we expect to make final decisions later this year. Our PAC focuses on candidates that support a positive manufacturing environment to best enable us to operate our 9 US factories in a highly competitive global economy.
Kraft Heinz $31K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “Due to the tragic events that occurred in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, we are re-evaluating our PAC-giving criteria and have suspended future PAC contributions to members of Congress that opposed the certification of the Presidential election. It is critical we adhere to the democratic process and the rule of law. We support the peaceful transition of power.
McKesson $31K
JetBlue Airways $29K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “JetBlue does not directly make contributions to campaigns or elected officials. The independent, employee-funded JetBlue Political Action Committee (PAC) has made the decision to temporarily pause all contributions as we review the political landscape. We will take this time to hear from our employee-contributors on their views on the issues to prioritize in the context of the PAC’s contribution criteria.
Citizens Financial Group $29K
Ameriprise Financial $28K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Given the significance of recent turmoil for our nation, Ameriprise PAC has temporarily paused all political contributions. Ameriprise PAC is a bi-partisan, Congressional-focused PAC that does not use corporate funds to make political contributions and relies on voluntary contributions from employees and shareholders.
United States Steel $28K
Zimmer Biomet Holdings $28K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Corning $28K
Hartford Financial Services Group $28K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less
AK Steel Holding $26K
Freeport-McMoRan $26K
Rite Aid $26K
Facebook $26K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely “Following last week’s awful violence in DC, we are pausing all of our PAC contributions for at least the current quarter, while we review our policies.
KeyCorp $25K
N
“Key’s employee-sponsored political action committees are one of the many ways we amplify our collective voice and our support for candidates, including those who play a constructive and productive role in the political process. We will continue to carefully evaluate any political solicitation that we receive, and will contribute to those candidates who focus their energy on improving the lives of our clients’ and colleagues,’, as well as making our communities and democracy stronger.
Vistra Energy $25K
“Vistra participates in the political process primarily through its employee-funded political action committee, which is the source of these contributions. Any nominal contributions made during the 2019-2020 period were made prior to recent political events regarding the election and were done so based on information available at the time. The employee-led PAC Steering Committee, which is responsible for all decisions related to allocating its contributions, will continue to discuss and determine its giving strategy going forward, as we always do. The PAC raises money, voluntarily donated by employees, and donates it to candidates based on set criteria, including alignment with our company’s values, core principles, and position on industry issues. The PAC Steering Committee continuously evaluates each political candidate’s positions on key matters and takes into consideration new positions or facts before any new donations are made. Members of the Vistra PAC operate independently in their duties from the management of the company; however, both are apolitical organizations, focused on Vistra’s best interest and do not take positions based on political party affiliation.
Walgreens Boots Alliance $25K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “As Walgreens continues to focus on ending the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering testing and vaccinations to communities across America, our employee political action committee has decided to suspend contributions to the members of Congress who voted to object to the certification of the U.S. Electoral College votes. Walgreens holds in high regard the role government plays in our country and the peaceful transition of power that is core to our democracy. We look forward to the country unifying to address the many challenges we are facing together as citizens of this great nation.
Xcel Energy $25K
“Like most Americans, we at Xcel Energy were shocked by the violence that took place last Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Wednesday was a sad day for country, but in the end, it was inspiring that the unrest did not deter Congress from fulfilling its duty. We are confident that, as always, there will be a peaceful transition of power on January 20. We continually reevaluate our political giving and are still considering the impact of the violence at the Capitol on our future donations. Xcel Energy’s federal PAC is funded through voluntary contributions from employees. Our PAC contributions are bipartisan; we give to members of both parties that work on issues of importance to our company, customers, and communities. We will assess our future contributions to members and the impact of the events of last week on a case-by-case basis.
Discover Financial Services $25K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “The aftermath of the appalling assault on the U.S. Capitol and our democratic process calls into question the decisions made by some members of Congress who seemingly chose political expediency over democracy. As a result, Discover is pausing all donations until after we carefully reexamine our PAC policies and criteria for political giving. This reevaluation is meant to ensure that the guidelines and future contributions continue to be measured, transparent and bipartisan. We recognize Discover and our employees may not always agree with candidates for office on every issue. However, Discover believes we can all agree on the importance of unity and maintaining our democratic process.
Mastercard $25K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Fifth Third Bancorp $24K
LKQ $24K
Southwest Airlines $23K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Hewlett Packard Enterprise $23K
“While the HPE PAC’s purpose is to support candidates for office who share our priorities for advancing the tech industry, we also work to ensure that those who we do support share our values. Our PAC leadership will certainly evaluate potential recipients’ actions with respect to certification of the 2020 election results and the violence at the Capitol as we make decisions on whom to support in future elections.
Cheniere Energy $23K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We at Cheniere were disturbed and disheartened by the violent and deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol last week that infringed upon our democratic process as part of efforts to delegitimize the election of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. Our bipartisan PAC regularly assesses criteria for contributions to ensure they support both our business priorities and our values. We are currently pausing donations from our PAC to individual candidates.
State Street $23K
Y
Objectors Permanently
Gilead Sciences $22K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “In light of the events that have occurred in Washington, D.C. over the past few days, we are suspending all political contributions by the Gilead Political Action Committee. Gilead condemns the recent violence and attacks on our nation’s laws and democratically elected government. In the coming weeks, Gilead will carefully review the criteria governing our contributions to ensure that our political action committee continues to operate in a way that is consistent with our core corporate values.
Kellogg $22K
Lumen Technologies $22K
Hess $22K
Tyson Foods $21K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “We are temporarily suspending all political action committee activity while we review and consider the events of the past week.
BlackRock $21K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Cisco Systems $21K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
S&P Global $21K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America $21K
WestRock $20K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “WestRock’s PAC makes its contributions based on strict criteria and assesses candidates through a variety of business and community-support factors. WestRock’s PAC does not expect to make political contributions until the newly sworn in 117th Congress works to formalize their agenda, and we are able to determine which members of congress align with our principles of support.
Cerner $20K
Synchrony Financial $20K
ViacomCBS $20K
Marsh & McLennan $20K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Goodyear Tire & Rubber $20K
Olin $19K
Devon Energy $19K
Equitable Holdings $19K
ConocoPhillips $18K
Gap $18K
Laboratory Corp. of America $17K
N
“Labcorp does not make contributions to federal political candidates. Labcorp does have a Political Action Committee (PAC). The Labcorp PAC contributes to both Democrats and Republicans who support science, innovation, and appropriate coverage and reimbursement. The Labcorp PAC Executive Committee has established guidelines for contributions to candidates and political committees, to support candidates on a non-partisan, bicameral basis in the best interests of Labcorp, prioritizing contributions to candidates and political committees identified as supportive of the company’s business objectives. The Labcorp PAC Executive Committee considers relevant facts and circumstances in making decisions about the candidates and political committees that Labcorp PAC supports, and will continue to do so. Labcorp PAC contributions are publicly disclosed through Federal Election Commission reports. The PAC will be filing its year-end 2020 report by the end of January 2021. The Labcorp PAC has made no contributions since the events of January 6, 2021, and has made no decisions yet regarding future PAC contributions. Recent events will be considered among other considerations in the committee’s deliberations.
Seaboard $17K
Berkshire Hathaway $16K
N
“Within our industry, Berkshire Hathaway Energy engages with a wide range of stakeholders and may not always agree with every position taken by the candidates our employee-driven political action committees support. Employees who serve on Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s political action committees weigh several factors when determining where to make contributions, and any future donations will be carefully evaluated in light of current events. We look forward to working with President-elect Biden and the new administration to continue carrying out our commitment to creating a sustainable energy future.
Public Service Enterprise Group $16K
Y
Objectors Through 2022 election “PEGPAC has paused giving to Candidate Committees and Leadership PACs of Members of Congress who voted against certification of the 2020 election results following the violence that erupted on January 6. This pause will be for the duration of the 2021-22 federal election cycle, at which point we will review our PAC contribution criteria for these Members. PEGPAC is the federal political action committee (PAC) to which PSEG employees voluntarily contribute to help sustain a policy environment in which PSEG can continue to deliver safe, affordable, greener energy to the communities we serve.
Celanese $16K
PepsiCo $16K
Cummins $16K
American Family Insurance Group $15K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “American Family abhors and condemns last week’s attack on our national Capitol and democracy. Now is a time for calm, healing and collaboration on critical issues, beginning with actively addressing the pandemic that has killed, sickened and deeply affected millions. The American Family political action committees (PAC), which are funded by agent and employee contributions and not corporate dollars, are bipartisan and have made small contributions across both sides of the political aisle. While they do not typically contribute soon after an election cycle, these committees are pausing to review the political landscape and ensure future contributions align with our values and goals. We want to see a return to civil and inclusive dialogue that moves our country forward.
Fox $15K
MGM Resorts International $15K
Intuit $15K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “Intuit is pausing donations from our PAC and all political campaign engagements for 90 days globally as part of a broader review of our public affairs engagement strategies to make sure we are having the right impact on behalf of our customers, our employees and our company.
Texas Instruments $15K
Y
Objectors Through 2022 election
DISH Network $15K
N
“The November elections were free and fair, and we are disappointed that some Members of Congress refused to drop objections to the democratic outcome. Each election cycle, DISH’s PAC contributes to many bipartisan candidates as they work to implement good government policy on behalf of consumers. The PAC determines what contributions to make based on a variety of criteria and on a case-by-case basis. For all future giving, the PAC will certainly take into account the past statements and conduct of each candidate seeking support.
Centene $15K
Sysco $15K
eBay $14K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “eBay’s PAC has made the decision to suspend contributions to members of Congress that voted against the peaceful transfer of power. Additionally, while we were already reviewing the criteria we use to ensure that eBay’s PAC contributions support candidates whose values are in line with those of our company, following last week’s events, we have also decided to pause all political contributions while we undergo this review.
Best Buy $14K
Realogy Holdings $14K
Tenet Healthcare $14K
General Mills $14K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “The General Mills PAC has suspended contributions to any member of Congress who voted to override the results of the U.S. presidential election.
Intercontinental Exchange $13K
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding $13K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely “On January 8, 2021 the Booz Allen Hamilton Political Action Committee suspended political donations, pending a review of its strategy for contributions.
Oracle $12K
Kroger $12K
PPG Industries $12K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely
Marriott International $11K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “We have taken the destructive events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election into consideration and will be pausing political giving from our Political Action Committee to those who voted against certification of the election.
Alaska Air Group $11K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “In light of the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week, we are pausing all Alaska Air Group Political Action Committee contributions for the time being.
L Brands $11K
Walt Disney $11K
Y
Objectors 6 mo. – 1 year
Molson Coors Beverage $11K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less
Qurate Retail $10K
Y
Objectors 6 mo. or less
AES $10K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
Erie Insurance Group $10K
Hershey $10K
Paccar $10K
Universal Health Services $9K
Alcoa $9K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “The Alcoa Employees Voluntary PAC is currently reviewing its contribution policies and will not make additional donations until the review is complete.
Baxter International $9K
Y
All congressional candidates 6 mo. or less “Baxter condemns the violence and unlawful acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol. We call on our nation’s leaders to work together to facilitate a peaceful transition of power and help our country move forward.
Republic Services $9K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “Republic supports candidates who share our company values and business priorities, irrespective of political party. Traditionally, more than 90 percent of our political contributions have gone to local candidates, rather than federal candidates, in the markets we serve.
Mutual of Omaha Insurance $9K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Waste Management $8K
“The WM Political Action Committee (PAC) is committed to full transparency regarding the PAC’s contributions. The PAC policy, issues and procedure for making campaign contributions is fully disclosed on the WM website at https://investors.wm.com/esg-practices/governance.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings $8K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Hilton condemns the lawlessness, violence and attack on American democracy seen at the United States Capitol last Wednesday. Due to the impact of the global pandemic, the Hilton Political Action Committee was suspended in March 2020 and remains suspended today. Historically the PAC has distributed donations equally across the two major political parties. As a direct result of recent events, Hilton will not be making political donations and will keep its PAC suspended indefinitely. We commit to any future donations being shared equally across the major parties and only after careful assessment of the recipient’s voting record.
American International Group $8K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Keurig Dr Pepper $8K
Navistar International $8K
Nike $8K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely
WEC Energy Group $8K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Newmont $8K
Y
Objectors Indefinitely “Newmont Employees’ Political Action Committee (NEWPAC), funded solely by employee contributions, has suspended contributions to any lawmaker who voted against the certification of the Electoral College results, and, in so doing, voted to undermine our democracy. NEWPAC will continue to evaluate all contributions to ensure that we support only those who share our values and goals. We will contribute only to Members and candidates, regardless of political party, who respect the rule of law and will work with us to build a stronger nation. We intend to discuss our concerns directly with those Members we have previously supported and will evaluate their responses as we consider future PAC contributions.
Biogen $8K
Conagra Brands $8K
News Corp. $8K
Alliance Data Systems $8K
Y
All congressional candidates 6 mo. or less
Micron Technology $8K
Y
All congressional candidates Indefinitely
Broadcom $7K
Eversource Energy $7K
Y
All federal candidates Permanently “At Eversource, we were deeply disturbed by the intentional disruption of our democratic process and the violence that occurred at the Capitol last week. The peaceful transition of power is a cornerstone of our democracy that must – and will – be preserved. The company’s political activity policy, as posted on our website, expressly states that we do not use corporate funds to contribute to political parties or candidates. Eversource has not – and will not – be making contributions to any congressional member who objected to certifying the 2020 election results on January 6, as our policy already strictly prohibits this type of activity.
Howmet Aerospace $7K
Parker-Hannifin $7K
Commercial Metals $7K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. – 1 year
Pioneer Natural Resources $6K
Assurant $6K
Caesars Holdings $6K
Voya Financial $6K
Community Health Systems $6K
Corteva $6K
Stanley Black & Decker $6K
Y
All congressional candidates 6 mo. or less
Cintas $5K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “Cintas does not make political contributions. We do have an employee funded PAC but have suspended all activities in order to review our criteria and strategy for the future in light of recent events.
AutoZone $5K
Huntsman $5K
Ovintiv $5K
Ryder System $5K
Salesforce $5K
Applied Materials $5K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less
Magellan Health $4K
3M $4K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less “In the last two years, 3M contributed to four of the referenced candidates totaling $4,000 out of more than $350,000 in total PAC expenditures during this same period.
Air Products & Chemicals $4K
N
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals $4K
Mosaic $4K
CenterPoint Energy $3K
Cognizant Technology Solutions $3K
Group 1 Automotive $3K
M&T Bank $3K
PayPal $3K
W.R. Berkley $3K
Graphic Packaging Holding $3K
“The GPI PAC is troubled by the events last week and we are reevaluating our approach to our PAC contribution strategy.
Calpine $3K
Y
All federal candidates 6 mo. or less
Apache $2K
Loews $2K
Northern Trust $2K
Qualcomm $2K
Quest Diagnostics $2K
First American Financial $2K
J.M. Smucker $2K
NRG Energy $1K
Y
Objectors Through 2022 election “At NRG, we stand in firm support of our democratic institutions and all they stand for. As such, NRG and the NRG PAC have both decided to immediately suspend all contributions to members of the U.S. House and Senate who voted to object to the certification of the presidential election, for a period of one election cycle. NRG and the NRG PAC will continue to ensure their giving strategies are reflective of NRG’s company values.
Constellation Brands $1K
NCR $1K
Zoetis $1K
Expedia Group $1K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely “In light of the events at our nation’s capitol last week, Expedia Group suspended all political contributions at the federal, state and local levels as we reevaluate our approach moving forward.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide $1K
Y
All federal candidates Indefinitely
Crown Holdings $250
Update: This project has been updated with new information from Home Depot (January 29 at 9:15 a.m. ET).

Update: This project has been updated with new information from Discover Financial Services (January 26 at 8:10 p.m. ET).

Update: This project has been updated with new information from Procter & Gamble, Microsoft and Prudential Financial (January 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET).

Update: This project has been updated with new information from Alphabet (January 26 at 10 a.m. ET).