Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 01/01/11 - 12/31/12Bill Positions during 2013-2014
Agriculture
Agricultural Services & Products
Farm organizations & cooperatives$102,52135
Veterinarians$89,1503
Agricultural services & related industries$78,93711
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$28,9305
Farm machinery & equipment$20,3002
Florists & nursery services$05
Animal feed & health products$04
Grain traders & terminals$0
Commodity Brokers & Dealers
Commodity brokers & dealers$0
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Vegetables, fruits & tree nuts$273,55932
Farmers, in general$200,09916
Other commodities (including rice, peanuts, honey)$111,6909
Cotton growers, cotton ginners$19,85312
Farmers, crop unspecified$08
Wheat, corn, soybeans & cash grain$04
Includes all sugar growers and sugar co-ops$0
Dairy
Dairy farmers & wholesale and retail milk, cheese and ice cream dealers$183,77514
Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau/affiliated organizations & PACs$157,32938
Food Processing & Sales
Food stores$342,11344
Food & beverage products and services$185,58323
Food & kindred products manufacturing$160,81515
Food wholesalers$1,5001
Meat processing & products$01
Forestry & Forest Products
Timber companies, sawmills, & others engaged in cutting down trees$184,1848
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$16,2503
Livestock
Livestock$122,23412
Feedlots & related livestock services$30,6908
Sheep & wool producers$02
Horse breeders$02
Miscellaneous Agriculture
Miscellaneous agriculture$017
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$123,2509
Tobacco
Tobacco & tobacco products$0
Communications & Electronics
Bands, Orchestras & Other Live Music Production
Musicians$02
Cable TV
Cable & satellite TV operators$96,1252
Computer Equipment & Services
Computer software$307,29625
Online computer services$221,45015
Computers, components & accessories$172,3274
Computer manufacture & services$24,40021
Data processing & computer services$1005
Electronics Manufacturing & Services
Electronics manufacturing & services$144,2436
Live Theater/Other Entertainment Productions
Actors, actresses & others in the live theater industry$03
Miscellaneous Communications & Electronics
Communications & electronics$83,6753
Movie Theaters
Movie theaters$04
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$21,50023
Commercial printing & typesetting$16,0751
Printing, publishing & allied industries$04
Greeting card publishing$0
Recorded Music Production
Recorded music & music production$31,2002
Telecom Services & Equipment
Telecommunications$1,986,97614
Paging & cellular phones and services$145,2504
Telephone & communications equipment$2002
Satellite communications$0
Other Communications Services$0
Telephone Utilities
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$0
Telephone utilities$010
TV & Movie Production/Distribution
Broadcasting & motion pictures$379,9737
Motion picture production & distribution$85,30010
Television production$52,4001
Commercial television & radio stations$46,3504
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Construction equipment$95,2005
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$36,0006
Other construction-related products$17,70014
Building materials$11,50011
Lumber and wood products & lumber yards$3,50011
Plumbing & pipe products$0
Electrical supply$0
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction management services$214,88036
Architectural services$13,0008
Engineers - type unknown$2503
Surveying$01
General Contractors
Builders associations$595,77774
Construction, unclassified$29,1009
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$28,20016
Construction & public works$07
Home Builders
Residential construction$37,1606
Mobile home construction$8,5002
Special Trade Contractors
Electrical contractors$31,94137
Landscaping & excavation services$22,5007
Special trade contractors$11,65024
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$036
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$12,4001
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$42,050
Miscellaneous Defense
Defense$250
Ground-based & other weapons systems$100
Defense-related services$0
Defense research & development$0
Defense shipbuilders$01
Energy & Natural Resources
Aluminum Mining & Processing
Aluminum mining & processing$0
Commercial Fishing
Fishing$01
Electric Utilities
Gas & electric utilities$713,80011
Electric power utilities$307,22115
Independent power generation & cogeneration$64,0005
Rural electric cooperatives$0
Environmental Services & Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$25,85011
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fisheries & wildlife$012
Hunting
Hunting & wildlife$020
Mining
Mining services & equipment$0
Coal mining$0
Non-metallic mining$0
Metal mining & processing$0
Mining$01
Miscellaneous Energy
Alternate energy production & services$292,37622
Power plant construction & equipment$1,0003
Energy production & distribution$03
Miscellaneous Energy & Natural Resources
Energy, natural resources & environment$015
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & services$4,500
Nuclear energy$0
Oil & Gas
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$623,1503
Petroleum refining & marketing$296,46031
Gasoline service stations$94,7503
Oil & gas$55,2256
Independent oil & gas producers$48,30018
Natural gas transmission & distribution$5006
LPG/Liquid propane dealers & producers$02
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$0
Fuel oil dealers$0
Railroads
Railroads$483,5007
Railroad services$03
Railroad transportation$03
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$0
Smelting & Refining
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$0
Steel
Steel manufacturing$50,8002
Waste Management
Waste management$306,03628
Water Utilities
Water utilities$155,49646
Wise Use
Resource-development anti-environmental groups$01
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Accountants
Accountants$229,3486
Banks & Lending Institutions
Banks & lending institutions$05
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$602,79323
Credit Unions
Credit unions$237,0959
Finance & Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$181,4005
Insurance
Property & casualty insurance$2,023,23834
Accident & health insurance$1,083,95833
Insurance agencies, brokers & agents$565,36818
Life insurance$214,1408
Insurance companies, general$61,00019
Investment Holding Companies
Investment Holding Companies$0
Miscellaneous Finance
Financial services & consulting$166,3666
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$71,6506
Investors$58,000
Other financial services$50,6255
Tax return services$01
Miscellaneous Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Finance, insurance & real estate$404,9258
Payday/Title Loans
Payday/Title Loans$629,7003
Real Estate
Real estate$1,182,54535
Building operators & managers$370,96162
Real estate developers & subdividers$269,98021
Mobile home dealers & parks$257,80016
Real estate agents & managers$220,4767
Title insurance & title abstract offices$138,4506
Mortgage bankers & brokers$129,49713
Other real estate services, appraisals$05
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & savings and loans$100
Securities & Investment
Securities, commodities & investment$30,6502
Venture capital$6,8003
Stock exchanges$0
Investment banking$0
Security brokers & investment companies$03
Commodity brokers & dealers$0
General Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$562,8503
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$477,82828
Beer$262,3634
Liquor stores$3,0001
Alcohol$0
Business Associations
Chambers of commerce$143,785186
Pro-business organizations$122,13379
Small business organizations$17,70075
General business associations$1,00084
International trade associations$01
Business Services
Political consultants & advisers$82,8002
Business services$32,85016
Outdoor advertising services$32,6251
Management consultants & services$24,9127
Employment agencies$17,0005
Security services$07
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$0
Marketing research services$01
Advertising & public relations services$03
Direct mail advertising services$04
Beauty & barber shops$01
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Household cleansers & chemicals$97,5428
Chemicals$95,90023
Plastics & rubber processing and products$50,80010
Explosives$01
Adhesives & sealants$01
Paints, solvents & coatings$07
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$399,15146
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$52,9862
Confectionary processors & manufacturers$0
Artificial sweeteners & food additives$0
Fish processing$04
Beverage bottling & distribution$0
Food catering & food services$03
Gambling & Casinos
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$478,6163
Indian gaming$71,722
Lodging & Tourism
Hotels & motels$124,60026
Resorts$65,700
Lodging & tourism$50014
Travel agents$04
Miscellaneous Business
Correctional facilities construction & management/for-profit$84,400
Warehousing$3505
Wholesale trade$0
General commerce$0
Import/export services$01
Miscellaneous Manufacturing & Distributing
Paper, glass & packaging materials$163,7725
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$152,86314
Manufacturing$45,14189
Metal cans & containers$33,5501
Shoes & leather products$20,4782
Photographic equipment & supplies$17,300
Industrial & commercial equipment and materials$15,95019
Clothing & accessories$13,7001
Office machines$7,200
Jewelry$4,550
Heavy industrial manufacturing$400
Household appliances$01
Electroplating, polishing & related services$01
Optical instruments & lenses$0
Toiletries & cosmetics$03
Hardware & tools$0
Clocks & watches$01
Small arms & ammunition$0
Fabricated metal products$01
Paper packaging materials$01
Toys$03
Precision instruments$01
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$0
Furniture & wood products$04
Household & office products$04
Electrical lighting products$01
Manmade fibers$0
Textiles & fabrics$02
Glass products$0
Personal products manufacturing$03
Miscellaneous Services
Pest control$67,6004
Equipment rental & leasing$55,5006
Physical fitness centers$31,5001
Services$27,65010
Funeral services$0
Laundries & dry cleaners$0
Miscellaneous repair services$0
Video tape rental$0
Recreation & Live Entertainment
Recreation & entertainment$27,35016
Professional sports, arenas & related equipment and services$4,5003
Amusement & recreation centers$08
Amusement parks$05
Retail Sales
Drug stores$352,6506
Department, variety & convenience stores$192,1753
Retail trade$62,06768
Hardware & building materials stores$41,823
Direct sales$31,250
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,50018
Apparel & accessory stores$1,0001
Catalog & mail order houses$0
Consumer electronics & computer stores$01
Furniture & appliance stores$01
Vending machine sales & services$04
Tobacco companies & tobacco product sales
Tobacco companies & tobacco product sales$403,6062
Government Agencies/Education/Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$103,78046
Municipal & county government organizations$43,000261
Courts & justice system$37,98336
Public official (elected or appointed)$7,400233
Education
Education$264,92156
Schools & colleges$81,33541
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$35,17555
Technical, business & vocational schools and services$14,00017
Law schools$8,4503
Medical schools$3504
Military
Military$1,60017
Nonprofit Institutions
Nonprofit foundations$1,85032
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$07
Tribal Governments
Native American tribes & governing units$2,902,0509
Welfare/Social Work
Welfare & social work$48,025106
Health
Health Professionals
Dentists$704,1355
Physicians$647,82366
Other physician specialists$429,39842
Optometrists & ophthalmologists$406,2978
Psychiatrists & psychologists$261,45025
Other non-physician health practitioners$131,58018
Chiropractors$89,80510
Pharmacists$51,26413
Nurses$12,50013
Health professionals$010
Health Services
HMOs$525,54721
Health care services$277,91047
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$97,600
Home care services$16,82017
Medical laboratories$7,6094
Outpatient health services (including drug & alcohol)$013
AIDS treatment & testing$06
Mental health services$019
Hospitals & Nursing Homes
Hospitals$536,72444
Nursing homes$529,10218
Health care institutions$14,15040
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$01
Miscellaneous Health
Health, education & human resources$047
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$1,219,85113
Biotech products & research$258,94426
Health care products$89,6364
Medical supplies manufacturing & sales$66,4005
Pharmaceutical wholesale$39,7501
Personal health care products$5001
Nutritional & dietary supplements$02
Ideology/Single Issue
Animal Rights
Animal rights$9,50020
Anti-Gun Control
Anti-gun control$8,00046
Anti-Labor Groups
Labor, anti-union$02
Christian Conservative
Christian Coalition, religious right$54,60011
Conservative Policy Organization
Republican-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic conservative ones$27,92814
Limited Government$01
Consumer Groups
Consumer groups$0239
Dove Foreign & Defense Policy
Defense policy, doves$04
Drug Policy
Drug Legalization Advocates$1,00014
Drug Prohibition Advocates$02
Elderly/Social Security
Elderly issues & Social Security$10056
Foreign & Defense Policy
Anti-Castro$0
Foreign policy$0
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gay/Lesbian Rights & Issues
Gay & lesbian rights and issues$6,15040
Hawk Foreign & Defense Policy
Defense policy, hawks$04
Health & Welfare Policy
Health & welfare policy$151,029234
Human Rights
Human rights$0216
Children's rights$067
Liberal Policy Organization
Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones$25,75649
Militia & Anti-Government
Militias, militiamen & anti-government organizations$0
Minority & Ethnic Groups
Minority & ethnic groups$124,241148
Pro-Choice
Abortion policy, pro-choice$21,70010
Pro-Environmental Policy
Environmental policy$143,566130
Pro-Gun Control
Pro-gun control$6,30038
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$0
Pro-Life
Abortion policy, pro-life$5,50016
Public Education Policy
School Choice Advocates$41,2505
Public School Advocates$03
Right to Die
Legalize doctor-assisted suicide$0
Tax Issues
Fiscal & tax policy$67,85092
Term Limits
Term limits$0
Women's Issues
Women's issues$124,15075
Labor
General Trade Unions
Construction unions$4,362,84377
Electrical workers/IBEW$1,115,70028
Health worker unions$1,076,31275
Other unions$770,10052
Retail trade unions$511,450
Labor unions$239,06099
Communications & hi-tech unions$36,10017
General commercial unions$032
Mining unions$0
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$031
Other commercial unions$01
Entertainment unions$04
Agricultural labor unions$011
Defense-related unions$0
Food service & related unions$039
Commercial service unions$052
Manufacturing unions$018
Public Sector Unions
State & local government employee unions$2,701,515161
Police & fire fighters unions and associations$2,679,467156
Teachers unions$1,624,12588
US Postal Service unions & associations$1,2502
Civil service & government unions$014
Federal employee unions$0
Transportation Unions
Teamsters unions$231,60557
Transportation unions$136,59934
Automotive unions$107,2008
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$96,75029
Railroad unions$34,8502
Other transportation unions$01
Air transport unions$01
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Attorneys & law firms$2,995,62321
Lobbyists & public relations$50,4671
Lawyers & lobbyists$0
Registered foreign agents$0
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$265,3006
Airlines$35,3501
Aircraft manufacturers$19,0001
Aircraft parts & equipment$1501
General aviation (private pilots)$01
Air freight$0
Space vehicles & components$01
Air transport$03
Aviation services & airports$05
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$456,30021
Auto manufacturers$167,61114
Car & truck rental agencies$61,9001
Auto repair$17,60015
Truck & automotive parts and accessories$5,0004
Auto dealers$04
Automotive & trucking$07
Miscellaneous Transport
Taxicabs$63,9494
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicles$4,7506
Pleasure boats$5002
Transportation$022
Buses & taxis$03
Freight & delivery services$01
Recreational transport$01
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transportation$010
Motor homes & camper trailers$0
Bus services$011
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$60,6001
Sea transport$50,7007
Ship building & repair$0
Cruise ships & lines$0
Trucking
Trucking$138,80012
Trucking companies & services$5,1509
Truck & trailer manufacturers$04