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					   Clerk of the House of Representatives            Secretary of the Senate
   Legislative Resource Center                      Office of Public Records
   B-106 Cannon Building                            232 Hart Building
   Washington, DC 20515                             Washington, DC 20510
   http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov              http://www.senate.gov/lobby
                                                                                                        LOBBYING REPORT
 Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 5)                         - All Filers Are Required to Complete This Page
 1. Registrant Name               Organization/Lobbying Firm          Self Employed Individual


                THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.


 2. Address                Check if different than previously reported
  Address1 101 CONSTITUTION AVE., NW                                                  Address2 SUITE 1000 EAST
  City          WASHINGTON                                                   State          DC          Zip Code 20001       -             Country        USA

 3. Principal place of business (if different than line 2)
  City                                                                       State                      Zip Code             -             Country

 4a. Contact Name                                      b. Telephone Number c. E-mail                                                      5. Senate ID#
                                                               International Number
          Mr.      FARYAR SHIRZAD                      (202) 637-3700                                                                      313976-12
  7. Client Name                  Self              Check if client is a state or local government or instrumentality                     6. House ID#
  THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                                                                                                            391860000

TYPE OF REPORT                           8. Year 2010               Q1 (1/1 - 3/31)          Q2 (4/1 - 6/30)         Q3 (7/1-9/30)          Q4 (10/1 - 12/31)

9. Check if this filing amends a previously filed version of this report

10. Check if this is a Termination Report                        Termination Date                                   11. No Lobbying Issue Activity

 INCOME OR EXPENSES - YOU MUST complete either Line 12 or Line 13
                          12. Lobbying                                                                             13. Organizations
  INCOME relating to lobbying activities for this reporting period                     EXPENSE relating to lobbying activities for this reporting period
  was:                                                                                 were:
  Less than $5,000                                                                     Less than $5,000

  $5,000 or more                  $                                                    $5,000 or more                $ 1,150,000.00
  Provide a good faith estimate, rounded to the nearest $10,000,                       14. REPORTING               Check box to indicate expense
  of all lobbying related income from the client (including all                        accounting method. See instructions for description of options.
  payments to the registrant by any other entity for lobbying
                                                                                          Method A. Reporting amounts using LDA definitions only
  activities on behalf of the client).
                                                                                          Method B. Reporting amounts under section 6033(b)(8) of the
                                                                                                           Internal Revenue Code
                                                                                          Method C. Reporting amounts under section 162(e) of the Internal
                                                                                                           Revenue Code


Signature            Digitally Signed By: Goldman Sachs                                                                            Date     04/20/2010




Printed Name and Title Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director
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Registrant    THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                               Client Name   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.




LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant
engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide
information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.


15. General issue area code              FIN       Financial Institutions/Investments/Sec             (one per page)


16. Specific lobbying issues
H.R. 4173, Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009, all sections. S. 3217, Restoring American Financial Stability
Act of 2010, all sections. Issues related to regulatory reform, currency swaps, derivatives regulation.



17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies                     Check if None
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, U.S. SENATE, Treasury - Dept of, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)




18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First Name                          Last Name                          Suffix                 Covered Official Position (if applicable)           New

Joyce                               Brayboy                                        Chief of Staff, Rep. Mel Watt

Ken                                 Connolly                                       S.A. Dir.Off. Env. Pol.; LD, S. Jeffords; SD, CEPW

Eric                                Edwards                                        Stf. Dir. & Couns. Subcom. Fin. Inst. & Cons.Crdt.;

Eric                                Edwards                                        Stf. Dir. & Couns. Subcom. Dom. & Intl. Mon.Pol.;

Eric                                Edwards                                        Stf. mem. HFSC; Leg. Dir. Rp. Harman; Stf. Mem.

Eric                                Edwards                                        House Sm. Biz Com.; Leg. Asst. Rp. Sherman;

Eric                                Edwards                                        Leg. Asst. S. Simon

Todd                                Malan                                          Cong. Aff. Rep., Office of the U.S.T.R.

Michael                             Paese                                          Dep. Maj. Staff Dir., HFSC; Sr. Min. Couns., HFSC

19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above                      Check if None




Printed Name and Title Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director
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Registrant   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                        Client Name     THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.




ADDENDUM for General Lobbying Issue                FIN - Financial Institutions/Investments/Sec




                                  Name                                          Covered Official Position (if applicable)     New


First                         Last                            Suffix
Michael                        Thompson                                  Stf. mem., Sen. Banking Com.; Leg. Asst.

Michael                        Thompson                                  Rp. Fossella; Leg. Corresp. Sen. Brownback

Faryar                         Shirzad




Printed Name and Title    Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director

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Registrant   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                         Client Name   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.




LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant
engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide
information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.


15. General issue area code         HOU       Housing                                        (one per page)


16. Specific lobbying issues
Issues related to housing finance reform.




17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies              Check if None
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First Name                      Last Name                        Suffix              Covered Official Position (if applicable)          New
Joyce                            Brayboy                                    Chief of Staff, Rep. Mel Watt




19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above             Check if None




Printed Name and Title Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director
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Registrant   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                         Client Name    THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.




LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant
engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide
information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.


15. General issue area code          TAX         Taxation/Internal Revenue Code               (one per page)


16. Specific lobbying issues
Issues related to financial services taxation.




17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies               Check if None
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, U.S. SENATE




18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First Name                       Last Name                       Suffix               Covered Official Position (if applicable)          New
Joyce                            Brayboy                                    Chief of Staff, Rep. Mel Watt

Todd                             Malan                                      Cong. Aff. Rep., Office of the U.S.T.R.




19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above              Check if None




Printed Name and Title Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director
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Registrant    THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                        Client Name   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.




LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant
engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide
information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.


15. General issue area code         ENG       Energy/Nuclear                                 (one per page)


16. Specific lobbying issues
Issues related to carbon pricing and renewable energy.




17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies              Check if None
U.S. SENATE




18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First Name                      Last Name                        Suffix              Covered Official Position (if applicable)          New
Ken                              Connolly                                   S.A. Dir.Off. Env. Pol.; LD, S. Jeffords; SD, CEPW




19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above             Check if None




Printed Name and Title Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director
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Registrant    THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                        Client Name   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.




LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant
engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide
information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.


15. General issue area code         RET       Retirement                                     (one per page)


16. Specific lobbying issues
Issues related to ERISA.




17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies              Check if None
U.S. SENATE




18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First Name                      Last Name                        Suffix              Covered Official Position (if applicable)          New
Eric                             Edwards                                    Stf. Dir. & Couns. Subcom. Fin. Inst. & Cons.Crdt.;

Eric                             Edwards                                    Stf. Dir. & Couns. Subcom. Dom. & Intl. Mon.Pol.;

Eric                             Edwards                                    Stf. mem. HFSC; Leg. Dir. Rp. Harman; Stf. Mem.

Eric                             Edwards                                    House Sm. Biz Com.; Leg. Asst. Rp. Sherman;

Eric                             Edwards                                    Leg. Asst. S. Simon




19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above             Check if None




Printed Name and Title Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director
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Registrant    THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.                        Client Name   THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.




LOBBYING ACTIVITY. Select as many codes as necessary to reflect the general issue areas in which the registrant
engaged in lobbying on behalf of the client during the reporting period. Using a separate page for each code, provide
information as requested. Add additional page(s) as needed.


15. General issue area code         ECN       Economics/Ecnomic Development                  (one per page)


16. Specific lobbying issues
Issues related to Build America Bonds.




17. House(s) of Congress and Federal agencies              Check if None
U.S. SENATE




18. Name of each individual who acted as a lobbyist in this issue area

First Name                      Last Name                        Suffix              Covered Official Position (if applicable)          New
Todd                             Malan                                      Cong. Aff. Rep., Office of the U.S.T.R.

Faryar                           Shirzad




19. Interest of each foreign entity in the specific issues listed on line 16 above             Check if None




Printed Name and Title Faryar Shirzad, Managing Director
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