Introduction to the Government Menu
The features in this menu are intended to show the reported trades of elected officials, lobbyist activity, awarded contracts, and general spending of the United States Treasury Department. This menu only covers the USA, or companies that trade on US exchanges. The information in this menu is compiled by QuiverQuant.
A ticker is not required to enter the menu; navigate there from anywhere in the terminal with absolute path jumping:
How to use the Government Menu
The menu is divided into two sections. Features under the
Explore: do not depend on individual tickers, while the commands listed under
Ticker: do. Entering
lasttrades will return a table with the five most recent days of reported trades made by Congress members.
lasttrades senate &
lasttrades house will other elected officials.
toplobbying brings up a bar graph of recent big spenders on K Street, that are listed on-exchange. The optional arguments
--export changes the number of companies returned, shows a table of the raw data, or exports the data to a file.
The trivial spending by government can be tracked with the command,
lastcontracts. Screwdrivers, furniture, bath towels; keep tabs on where those tax dollars are spent.
load a specific ticker to activate the lower features.
Microsoft is a favourite in Washington;
gtrades shows the bullish or bearish tendencies of elected officials over time.
A table of this chart, with representatives' names, is called by adding the
--raw flag to the command string.
A breakdown of single-issue items the company is lobbying for will be printed by the command,
(🦋) /stocks/gov/ $ lobbying 2022-05-31: MICROSOFT CORP $30000 Cascadia High Speed Rail Funding opportunities. High-skilled immigration reform Energy efficiency; climate change issues and sustainability Cyber Security, including protecting elections Competition policy; supply chain issues. Workforce development issues; skilling; H.R. 1735, To provide a temporary safe harbor for publishers of online content to collectively negotiate with dominant online platforms regarding the terms on which content may be distributed. Broadband connectivity; artificial intelligence. Computer science education Privacy--intelligence and surveillance. 2022-05-26: MICROSOFT CORPORATION $50000 Tax reform ECPA, CS for Al, STEM, TV White Spaces, Ariband, Rural Broadband Warrants, Surveillance EPCA, Cyber Security Cyber Security, Bulk Data collection, Surveillance, ECPA, Lawful Access High Skilled immigration, Immigration reform, DACA 2022-05-13: MICROSOFT $15000 Issues related to potential VISA reform. The role of technology in defense. Innovations ability to strengthen national security. Broadband connectivity and access. Defense technology issues. 2022-05-02: CORNERSTONE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OBO MICROSOFT CORPORATION $0 2022-04-20: MICROSOFT CORPORATION $70000 S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, Workforce training issues H.R.4521, America COMPETES Act of 2022, Workforce training issues Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Workforce training issues Cyber Security Work Force S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, Computer Science Education H.R.4521, America COMPETES Act of 2022, Computer Science Education Workforce issues, generally Computer Science Education 2022-04-20: MICROSOFT CORPORATION $0 2022-04-20: MICROSOFT CORPORATION $0 2022-04-20: MICROSOFT CORPORATION $50000 Privacy; broadband infrastructure adoption and deployment; trade; sustainability education; H.R. John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act; Cybersecurity; NDAA; criminal justice reform. 2022-04-20: MICROSOFT CORPORATION $30000 Monitor possible legislation to provide state tax relief for employees stranded outside their home state by COVID. Monitor postal reform. Monitor issues relating to trade agreements. Monitor cybersecurity legislation. Monitor privacy oversight issues. Monitor issues relating to use of TV white space spectrum. Monitor H1-B Visas. Monitor issues relating to high-skilled immigration. Monitor software piracy, counterfeiting, and protection of intellectual property rights. Monitor patent reform. Competitiveness in the online advertising and software markets. Competitiveness and the high tech sector. Monitor issues related to government access to customer data. Monitor Cloud computing issues. Monitor STEM education legislation. Monitor issues relating to data breach legislation and data breaches. Monitor issues relating to artificial intelligence. Monitor issues relating to facial recognition technology. Monitor issues relating election security technology. Monitor issues relating to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. 2022-04-20: MICROSOFT CORPORATION $0
The consistency of quarterly contract awards over time is reflected in a chart requested by the command,
The ten most purchased and sold stocks amongst Senate Representatives,
topsells senate &
To play a demonstration in the OpenBB Terminal of the features presented in this guide, execute the routine file,
gov_demo.openbb, from the Home Menu.
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