Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 01/01/12 - 12/31/13Bill Positions during 113th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$1,975,93824
Farm machinery & equipment$1,175,17426
Farm organizations & cooperatives$1,033,35243
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,017,31134
Veterinarians$890,63126
Florists & Nursery Services$560,53419
Animal feed & health products$448,15322
Grain traders & terminals$395,4565
Farm bureaus$047
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$5,641,84516
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,592,44811
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,505,90120
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,015,65035
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$741,54218
Cotton$688,29315
Farmers, crop unspecified$07
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,536,15135
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,264,58452
Food stores$2,202,06754
Meat processing & products$879,91117
Food wholesalers$806,96312
Food & Beverage Products and Services$503,2948
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,607,11243
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,232,16912
Livestock
Livestock$3,051,90140
Horse breeders$274,0956
Feedlots & related livestock services$108,1002
Sheep and Wool Producers$33,7257
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$317,44430
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$955,97722
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,358,6869
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Computer software$6,434,95972
Online computer services$5,448,61552
Computers, components & accessories$3,006,08148
Data processing & computer services$2,490,86232
Computer manufacture & services$1,793,977102
Electronics Mfg & Services
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,631,56061
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$457,87830
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$8,140,39729
Commercial printing & typesetting$510,13122
Greeting card publishing$181,4154
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$68,10125
Telecom Services & Equipment
Cellular systems and equipment$2,063,07838
Telephone & communications equipment$599,37011
Telecommunications$522,57037
Satellite communications$266,693
Other Communications Services$109,7962
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$7,380,52642
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$120,290
TV/Movies/Music
Cable & satellite TV production & distribution$7,762,66827
Motion Picture production & distribution$3,787,44913
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,991,39113
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,513,95510
Recorded Music & music production$1,714,3444
TV production & distribution$1,107,0037
Live theater & other entertainment productions$658,0658
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$263,1886
Movie Theaters$110,580
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$3,121,25741
Construction equipment$964,25659
Lumber and wood products$564,03316
Building materials$260,66647
Other construction-related products$237,70914
Plumbing & pipe products$182,11532
Electrical Supply$66,63414
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,109,61553
Engineers - type unknown$2,610,20518
Architectural services$2,495,58819
Surveying$121,5814
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$6,208,30119
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,363,64545
Builders associations$1,071,76160
Construction & Public Works$82,43116
Dredging Contractors$46,6004
Home Builders
Residential construction$3,431,73546
Mobile home construction$177,8503
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$1,585,30351
Electrical contractors$1,578,11733
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$837,87443
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$559,43711
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$9,298,63732
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$6,077,2777
Misc Defense
Defense shipbuilders$3,395,91410
Defense-related services$1,485,4472
Ground-based & other weapons systems$492,5181
Defense Research & Development$381,8691
Homeland Security contractors$134,4501
Defense$92,1001
Education
Education
Schools & colleges$24,485,82655
For-profit Education$1,513,4914
Education$1,204,200105
Medical schools$1,128,18520
Law schools$741,4631
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$443,17212
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Electric Power utilities$6,597,64444
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,037,86727
Rural electric cooperatives$1,897,48917
Independent power generation & cogeneration$748,7267
Nuclear energy$577,6738
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$575,7222
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$735,84112
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$313,41628
Hunting & wildlife$17,00019
Fisheries & wildlife$7,50014
Mining
Coal mining$3,369,22419
Mining$1,228,10135
Mining services & equipment$1,029,130
Metal mining & processing$549,32019
Non-metallic mining$44,00210
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,470,50915
Alternate energy production & services$1,286,97266
Power plant construction & equipment$1,067,4985
Water Utilities$616,0839
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$75,15060
Oil & Gas
Independent oil & gas producers$4,602,92931
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,299,65620
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,169,02119
Oil & Gas$3,593,62238
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,481,74020
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$2,952,49626
Gasoline service stations$1,104,06220
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$178,3006
Fuel oil dealers$43,0508
Waste Management
Waste management$826,09913
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$11,158,78716
Banks and Credit
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$16,406,78593
Credit agencies & finance companies$4,619,38813
Credit unions$3,327,26464
Banks & lending institutions$2,472,18820
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$350,5903
Finance/Credit Companies
Payday lenders$1,050,376
Student loan companies$294,775
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$12,548,68341
Life insurance$9,006,10113
Accident & health insurance$5,184,87634
Property & casualty insurance$3,403,74416
Insurance$794,72924
Misc Finance
Investors$8,543,133
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,860,29543
Financial services & consulting$1,486,59225
Other financial services$1,074,88117
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$843,6053
Tax return services$421,1341
Real Estate
Real estate$12,621,12916
Real Estate developers & subdividers$12,479,27031
Real estate agents$9,776,48730
Building operators and managers$3,033,90721
Mortgage bankers and brokers$1,919,36813
Title insurance & title abstract offices$863,7246
Other real estate services$319,8566
Mobile home dealers & parks$22,806
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$21,953,43434
Private Equity & Investment Firms$7,190,2447
Investment banking$5,005,75314
Venture capital$3,639,43315
Hedge Funds$3,265,747
Securities, commodities & investment$1,867,07316
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,755,2803
Stock exchanges$576,6562
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$18,694,17974
Physicians$17,112,66060
Dentists$4,926,30029
Psychiatrists & psychologists$2,937,15540
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,679,43612
Other non-physician health practitioners$2,402,47442
Nurses$1,806,81942
Pharmacists$938,82120
Chiropractors$563,0292
Health professionals$314,98155
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$4,509,55012
Health care services$2,497,32450
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$1,865,58413
Home care services$1,338,94519
Medical laboratories$688,98411
Mental Health Services$343,05820
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$58,150
AIDS treatment & testing$28,18612
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$11,265,29136
Nursing homes$3,618,42812
Health care institutions$1,787,69327
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$9,600
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,470,099135
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$10,994,69354
Medical supplies manufacturing & sales$3,913,19231
Pharmaceutical wholesale$2,489,65013
Biotech products & research$1,811,28651
Health care products$612,99421
Nutritional & dietary supplements$401,5664
Personal health care products$144,9692
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Pro-Choice
Abortion policy/Pro-Choice$2,547,59427
Abortion Policy/Pro-Life
Abortion policy/Pro-Life$503,30715
Anti-Castro policy
Anti-Castro$340,590
Border Control
Border Control Policy$012
Consumer groups
Consumer groups$1,728344
Defense doves
Defense policy, doves$494,82817
Defense hawks
Defense policy, hawks$1,50015
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$10,675,435161
Elderly issues/Social Security
Elderly issues/Social Security$521,253113
Environment
Environmental policy$3,720,312170
Fiscal & tax policy
Fiscal & tax policy$19,250177
Foreign & Defense Policy
Foreign policy$211,8396
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$10,01815
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$2,167,04575
Human Rights
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$1,546,12155
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,281,199185
Children's rights$523,41588
Health & welfare policy$481,934270
Human Rights$75,530225
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$031
Labor, anti-union
Labor, anti-union$57,6948
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Militias & Anti-Government Groups
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$337,55534
Pro-Arab
Pro-Arab$67,6505
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$8,865,03826
Pro-resource development groups
Pro-resource development groups$2505
Puerto Rico statehood policy
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$10,429,772254
Christian Conservative$182,95144
Term limits
Term limits$5,000
Third-party committees
Third-party committees$4,250
Women's Issues
Women's issues$8,256,663130
Labor
Building Trade Unions
Building trades unions$12,585,98642
General Labor Unions
Food service & related unions$1,674,64939
Commercial service unions$1,636,44677
General commercial unions$527,8458
Entertainment unions$456,50710
Labor Unions$398,900162
Other unions$242,00051
Health worker unions$75,6865
Retail trade unions$56,3972
Agricultural labor unions$17,00025
Defense-related unions$3,050
Other commercial unions$1,5003
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$3,016,80697
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$2,082,47112
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,194,28377
Automotive Unions$1,164,06258
Mining unions$254,60511
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$168,6502
Public Sector Unions
US Postal Service unions & associations$4,711,85412
Teachers unions$3,582,945197
Police & firefighters unions & associations$2,125,23040
State & local govt employee unions$1,990,55299
Federal employees unions$1,837,40061
Civil service & government unions$4,65013
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$3,649,55025
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$2,525,7705
Transportation unions$1,991,10023
Teamsters union$1,537,36545
Railroad unions$437,1505
Other transportation unions$285,1005
Automotive unions$026
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$71,626,44916
Corporate lawyers & law firms$6,651,564
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,113,1698
Legal Services$81,0831
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$19,313,0891
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,138,9575
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,795,22611
Beer$1,076,6208
Alcohol$101,150
Liquor stores$93,7542
Business Associations
General business associations$1,076,524128
Small business associations$668,759146
Chambers of commerce$381,400209
Pro-business associations$85,10046
International trade associations$16,95020
Business tax coalitions$02
Business Services
Business services$10,849,11233
Management consultants & services$4,039,36622
Advertising & public relations services$2,245,5689
Employment agencies$1,053,95012
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$992,0891
Security services$885,78226
Marketing research services$598,6655
Political consultants/advisers$574,61011
Outdoor advertising services$499,69210
Direct mail advertising services$249,3587
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$3,427,7081
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,506,32813
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,266,06185
Household cleansers & chemicals$741,61115
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$719,80229
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$194,75420
Adhesives & Sealants$107,8004
Explosives$82,0008
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$7,126,69052
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,521,53623
Fish Processing$413,5786
Food catering & food services$373,16015
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$319,90413
Beverage bottling & distribution$242,2512
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$70,4503
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$2,627,35939
Lodging & tourism$433,41324
Travel agents$357,48011
Resorts$226,3207
Misc Business
General commerce$12,435,7227
Warehousing$293,76414
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$277,949
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,338,41389
Fabricated metal products$1,487,75444
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,032,56724
Clothing & accessories$809,63622
Heavy industrial manufacturing$625,99124
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$578,51818
Paper packaging materials$545,4647
Furniture & wood products$506,48524
Precision instruments$438,3716
Shoes & leather products$345,04611
Office machines$329,51112
Paper, glass & packaging materials$307,01012
Hardware & tools$289,4957
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$259,18210
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$246,51112
Glass products$244,1407
Manufacturing$230,883148
Jewelry$222,7224
Toys$150,8857
Household & office products$145,40120
Household appliances$143,45017
Metal cans & containers$137,55011
Small arms & ammunition$119,2041
Electrical lighting products$107,96619
Optical instruments & lenses$97,113
Personal products manufacturing$96,69230
Manmade fibers$83,6246
Aluminum mining/processing$61,55010
Electroplating, polishing & related services$48,9015
Photographic equipment & supplies$18,4584
Clocks & watches$3,500
Misc Services
Services$2,098,1354
Equipment rental & leasing$704,24722
Funeral services$499,7638
Physical fitness centers$311,68710
Miscellaneous repair services$276,013
Beauty & barber shops$204,7757
Laundries & dry cleaners$191,6559
Pest control$162,7678
Video tape rental$30,150
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$2,029,7119
Amusement/recreation centers$387,44025
Recreation/Entertainment$139,92519
Amusement parks$77,6603
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,276,18427
Hardware & building materials stores$2,198,23211
Drug stores$1,608,32522
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,540,24612
Retail trade$1,434,43175
Apparel & accessory stores$845,70821
Direct sales$332,6352
Consumer electronics & computer stores$326,6378
Furniture & appliance stores$266,5346
Catalog & mail order houses$98,4376
Vending Machine Sales & Services$8,00512
Steel Production
Steel$1,533,26136
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$731,19019
Trade and trade services
Wholesale trade$308,38929
Import/Export services$82,14911
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$11,193,39137
Courts & Justice System$862,4141
US Postal Service$173,665
Public official (elected or appointed)$105,927103
Municipal & county government organizations$062
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$1,156,325162
Education
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$2,527,65145
Intl Orgs
International Organizations$257,451
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$1,971,2445
Philanthropists$1,001,9682
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$867,33530
Other
Military$1,363,33242
Foreign Governments$200
Welfare & Social Work
Welfare & Social Work$950,32268
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$3,116,28016
Airlines$2,700,59116
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,129,27324
Aircraft manufacturers$878,17820
Space vehicles & components$678,928
General aviation (private pilots)$673,10110
Aviation services & airports$378,6488
Air freight$321,3805
Air transport$163,26713
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$5,125,42713
Auto dealers, foreign imports$1,837,3448
Auto manufacturers$1,593,46931
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$955,01545
Car rental agencies$694,3171
Automotive, Misc$312,7275
Auto repair$233,5319
Misc Transport
Transportation$450,92220
Pleasure boats$265,55516
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$210,7228
Bus services$192,7905
Freight & delivery services$154,6689
Taxicabs$120,9352
Buses & Taxis$72,017
Recreational transport$31,2005
Motor homes & camper trailers$17,0389
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$7,2509
Railroads
Railroads$6,106,19716
Railroad services$238,825
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$209,8001
Railroad transportation$12,2002
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$1,816,9037
Ship building & repair$686,36510
Cruise ships & lines$374,098
Sea transport$312,52417
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,295,42631
Truck & trailer manufacturers$439,1903
Trucking$142,02516