See the data format documentation for a description of the fields in both the bulk downloads and the API. Fields not listed in the documentation may be returned, but they are experimental and may change.
State and Federal Campaign Contributions
Full data set 3.1 GB
By contribution year
State records provided by FollowTheMoney.org.
By contribution year
Federal Grants & Contracts
Federal grant and contract data can be downloaded from USASpending.gov.
EPA data from EPA ECHO.
All EPA ECHO records 6 MB
Note: the download contains two files, one with the action records and the other with case ID's and defendant names (defennm) as they are found in the EPA data, alongside the verified, corresponding organization name and parent organization name in Influence Explorer.
Federal Advisory Committee Act
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) data provided by U.S. General Services Administration.
All FACA records 16.5 MB
Federal regulatory comments extracted from Regulations.gov.
This dataset consists of all of the text extracted from federal rulemaking dockets on Regulations.gov. It encompasses approximately 13,000 regulatory dockets comprised of over 3,000,000 documents. The entire dataset is approximately 14 gigabytes. For each docket, there is one zip file containing a directory for each document, which, in turn, contains a text file for each attachment. Both dockets and documents also include additional, JSON-encoded metadata (date, title, etc.). The docket zip files are organized into directories by agency.
We offer several mechanisms for downloading this dataset, depending on whether you're interested in a single docket, an agency's worth of dockets, or the entire dataset. To find a particular docket you will need the docket ID from Regulations.gov.
We have made the dataset available for browsing via the web below. Individual dockets can be downloaded from this site.
We are also seeding a torrent of all of the regulatory data. This is the recommended mechanism for downloading the entire dataset. You can use this torrent to either download data for all agencies, or, if your BitTorrent client supports it, a subset of either agencies or dockets. For more information on how to use BitTorrent, see this LifeHacker post.
The dataset is also available via Rsync, either in full or part. The link below is the Rsync URL for the entire dataset. To download only an agency's worth of data via Rsync, use the browser interface, locate the agency you wish to download, then copy the rsync URL from the rightmost column. Note: our rsync capacity is limited as rsync is a memory-intensive process. BitTorrent is the preferred means of downloading full agencies or the entire dataset, so please only use the Rsync service if you can't use the torrent.
Data returned by this service is subject to the use restrictions set by the Federal Election Commission. By accessing this data, you understand that you are using the data subject to all applicable local, state and federal law, including FEC restrictions.
All data licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. By downloading data, you are agreeing to the terms of the license.
Federal campaign finance and lobbying data must be attributed to OpenSecrets.org.
State campaign finance data must be attributed to FollowTheMoney.org.
Earmarks data must be attributed to Taxpayers for Common Sense.