Interest Groups

Examples: oil, telecom, tobacco
IndustriesContributions 04/01/13 - 03/31/15Bill Positions during 114th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,395,52935
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,206,15064
Farm organizations & cooperatives$1,061,55675
Farm machinery & equipment$1,016,41322
Veterinarians$669,04926
Animal feed & health products$458,86040
Florists & Nursery Services$454,21728
Grain traders & terminals$383,25019
Farm bureaus$44,69974
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$5,681,45936
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,667,40119
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,375,42739
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,057,80063
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$848,79038
Cotton$635,60832
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,628,75048
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,439,54062
Food stores$1,987,34459
Food wholesalers$1,020,85327
Meat processing & products$990,14924
Food & Beverage Products and Services$514,56226
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,894,17857
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,178,16710
Livestock
Livestock$3,215,25950
Horse breeders$226,55114
Feedlots & related livestock services$150,8756
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,9255
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$322,03069
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,308,73035
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,581,52811
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$0
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$4,418,18365
Computer components & accessories$2,222,23645
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,611,94877
Data processing & computer services$1,416,44518
Computer manufacture & services$1,066,23986
Telecommunications Devices$274,52514
Industrial Electronics$140,9653
Other Communication Electronics$06
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$1,876,72814
Social Media$720,59119
Vendors$669,57617
Internet & Online Services$419,73353
Online Entertainment$128,7504
Hosting/Cloud Services$022
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$175,22552
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,378,59846
Commercial printing & typesetting$499,24628
Greeting card publishing$151,800
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$26,75010
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$7,041,55633
Cell/wireless service providers$1,128,98840
Telecommunications$973,55939
Satellite communications$661,1562
Other Communications Services$566,5334
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$6,916,25635
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$69,040
TV/Movies/Music
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,871,23219
Motion Picture production & distribution$1,976,49310
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$1,958,20719
Cable & satellite TV production$1,017,1174
Recorded Music & music production$894,43613
TV production$692,4435
Live theater & other entertainment productions$431,8559
Movie Theaters$108,00010
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$72,6506
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$3,689,53259
Construction equipment$1,539,26058
Lumber and wood products$738,57425
Other construction-related products$368,25022
Plumbing & pipe products$355,78244
Building materials$319,00055
Electrical Supply$73,24813
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,288,07847
Engineers - type unknown$1,630,44410
Architectural services$1,192,64918
Surveying$114,3503
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$5,503,9928
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,761,32873
Builders associations$1,067,63462
Dredging Contractors$58,2752
Construction & Public Works$31,20012
Home Builders
Residential construction$3,569,82569
Mobile home construction$100,3904
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$1,641,89445
Electrical contractors$1,519,34653
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$793,69255
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$552,96130
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,678,18626
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$5,949,8135
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$1,605,8705
Defense shipbuilders$941,5863
Ground-based & other weapons systems$588,7992
Defense Research & Development$288,197
Homeland Security contractors$220,7002
Defense$100,9365
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,307,81425
Electric Power utilities$6,049,27468
Rural electric cooperatives$2,275,29846
Nuclear energy$743,96511
Independent power generation & cogeneration$665,0357
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$594,750
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$510,02016
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$376,12948
Hunting & wildlife$31,25028
Fisheries & wildlife$9,80019
Mining
Coal mining$3,696,27022
Mining services & equipment$1,387,4942
Mining$931,24747
Metal mining & processing$790,00024
Non-metallic mining$57,41110
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,220,62627
Alternate energy production & services$1,413,69239
Power plant construction & equipment$1,201,6365
Water Utilities$651,85333
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$122,50054
Oil & Gas
Independent oil & gas producers$5,483,39428
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,967,78845
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,645,30319
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,912,40236
Oil & Gas$3,616,18448
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,506,93341
Gasoline service stations$1,535,46233
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$190,60010
Fuel oil dealers$67,3501
Waste Management
Waste management$657,27918
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$11,268,92122
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$16,378,665105
Banks & lending institutions$2,920,05324
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,354,72382
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$4,435,63924
Payday lenders$1,149,010
Student loan companies$376,7752
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$12,998,29055
Life insurance$11,303,95529
Accident & health insurance$5,303,62435
Property & casualty insurance$4,472,76739
Insurance$676,68725
Misc Finance
Investors$7,523,17411
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$3,147,29758
Financial services & consulting$1,886,60427
Other financial services$1,096,46115
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,002,74811
Tax return services$420,4693
Real Estate
Real Estate developers & subdividers$13,117,90354
Real estate$13,106,08426
Real estate agents$9,001,29737
Building operators and managers$3,435,71043
Mortgage bankers and brokers$2,083,25227
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,379,31114
Other real estate services$288,2158
Mobile home dealers & parks$15,080
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$323,7601
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$21,191,32946
Private Equity & Investment Firms$11,069,8803
Hedge Funds$5,756,802
Investment banking$5,152,66412
Venture capital$3,960,86129
Securities, commodities & investment$2,089,32612
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,904,2703
Discount & Online Brokers$965,6753
Stock exchanges$559,5252
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$17,194,462178
Physicians$12,109,353102
Dentists$4,349,90031
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,368,83627
Other non-physician health practitioners$2,293,51890
Nurses$1,604,087107
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,156,62586
Pharmacists$1,078,62629
Chiropractors$350,7921
Health professionals$83,900131
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$3,660,45011
Health care services$2,191,66081
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,073,21529
Home care services$986,88034
Medical laboratories$507,55012
Mental Health Services$414,15068
Health care Consultants$165,9572
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$28,3503
AIDS treatment & testing$8,65025
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$7,662,52993
Nursing homes$3,382,18530
Health care institutions$943,47633
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$27,150
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,376,450325
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$10,244,48853
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,144,98458
Pharmaceutical wholesale$2,749,00514
Biotech products & research$1,768,53390
Nutritional & dietary supplements$462,61416
Health care products$431,33020
Personal health care products$264,0732
Pharmaceutical cannabis$2,4502
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$592,23920
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$1,588,85753
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$5,878,023243
Environment
Environmental policy$5,047,101295
Foreign & Defense Policy
Defense policy, doves$507,98645
Anti-Castro$393,700
Foreign policy$156,20044
Defense policy, hawks$27,89825
Pro-Arab$7,2501
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$9,7508
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$2,754,45556
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,540,915245
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$978,873108
Children's rights$583,228144
Health & welfare policy$320,036510
Native American Tribes$139,57334
Human Rights$41,350400
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$394,12572
Elderly issues/Social Security$276,581123
Labor, anti-union$87,25011
Fiscal & tax policy$63,200262
Consumer groups$43,000444
Pro-resource development groups$9,32512
Third-party committees$2,000
Term limits$0
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$10,221,70221
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$12,020,176297
Christian Conservative$183,93152
Women's Issues
Women's issues$4,436,740215
Joint Candidate Cmtes
Joint Candidate Cmte
Conservative Non-party Joint Fundraising Committee$0
Liberal Non-party Joint Fundraising Committee$0
Labor
Building Trade Unions
Building trades unions$11,329,96342
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,525,59087
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$1,564,47617
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,119,69053
Automotive Manufacturing union$981,90057
Mining unions$229,5003
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$55,8003
Misc Unions
Food service & related unions$1,422,97556
Commercial service unions$1,383,35081
General commercial unions$587,80019
Entertainment unions$347,55016
Other unions$225,53040
Labor Unions$93,587174
Health worker unions$49,15014
Retail trade unions$35,7586
Agricultural labor unions$20,0009
Other commercial unions$2,750
Defense-related unions$2,600
Public Sector Unions
US Postal Service unions & associations$3,235,72027
Teachers unions$2,924,270168
Federal employees unions$1,818,775123
State & local govt employee unions$1,631,275151
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,330,896153
Civil service & government unions$1,7902
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,332,25025
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$2,157,4659
Transportation unions$1,729,35033
Teamsters union$1,322,00067
Other transportation unions$829,8507
Railroad unions$427,0758
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$49,292,34577
Corporate lawyers & law firms$4,979,4775
Trial lawyers & law firms$4,748,97552
Legal Services$40,2655
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$20,106,5752
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,454,33713
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,561,30120
Beer$1,022,99910
Alcohol$217,4994
Liquor stores$42,398
Business Associations
General business associations$1,070,283136
Small business associations$696,635283
Chambers of commerce$390,544282
Pro-business associations$73,19547
International trade associations$22,30035
Business tax coalitions$08
Business Services
Business services$6,301,05358
Management consultants & services$3,012,97511
Advertising & public relations services$1,609,72222
Security services$859,50620
Employment agencies$814,95514
Political consultants/advisers$572,57916
Outdoor advertising services$469,1629
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$412,1804
Marketing research services$292,72817
Direct mail advertising services$219,0254
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,743,4252
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,657,23523
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,332,98887
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$751,94238
Household cleansers & chemicals$738,46219
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$379,55027
Adhesives & Sealants$84,45012
Explosives$83,40015
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$6,992,97866
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,327,74029
Fish Processing$564,8807
Food catering & food services$400,68031
Beverage bottling & distribution$299,8935
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$297,69620
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$28,2005
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$2,457,30645
Lodging & tourism$539,10419
Travel agents$390,07811
Resorts$285,0857
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$11,4019
Misc Business
General commerce$5,677,53411
Wholesale trade$374,29142
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$327,7495
Warehousing$297,51722
Import/Export services$154,65815
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,057,46175
Fabricated metal products$1,258,49444
Heavy industrial manufacturing$964,35025
Toiletries & cosmetics$930,69125
Clothing & accessories$859,41625
Paper packaging materials$665,9348
Manufacturing$654,704160
Precision instruments$470,4607
Furniture & wood products$458,43029
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$438,10621
Shoes & leather products$399,94220
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$335,95011
Paper, glass & packaging materials$287,20315
Office machines$248,39718
Hardware & tools$240,2507
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$227,60028
Household & office products$215,88036
Glass products$159,5881
Metal cans & containers$144,2509
Small arms & ammunition$126,100
Household appliances$120,77017
Jewelry$113,4637
Personal products manufacturing$112,00531
Toys$94,53016
Manmade fibers$81,15012
Electrical lighting products$75,8119
Optical instruments & lenses$69,0833
Aluminum mining/processing$36,55014
Photographic equipment & supplies$27,1502
Electroplating, polishing & related services$26,875
Clocks & watches$5,500
Misc Services
Services$1,375,33012
Equipment rental & leasing$662,22731
Funeral services$355,8868
Pest control$229,81812
Physical fitness centers$228,9652
Beauty & barber shops$179,46511
Laundries & dry cleaners$160,77516
Miscellaneous repair services$142,638
Video rental$30,2501
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$1,983,91611
Amusement/recreation centers$535,97035
Recreation/Entertainment$126,02037
Amusement parks$123,1008
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,269,68654
Hardware & building materials stores$2,680,35014
Drug stores$2,180,05227
Retail trade$1,284,777105
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,038,73914
Apparel & accessory stores$794,01321
Direct sales$760,5579
Consumer electronics & computer stores$433,19012
Furniture & appliance stores$326,30110
Catalog & mail order houses$218,6001
Vending Machine Sales & Services$14,1844
Steel Production
Steel$1,642,20836
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$827,01127
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$4,041,94146
Courts & Justice System$226,0799
Public official (elected or appointed)$103,449128
US Postal Service$33,152
Municipal & county government organizations$5,85098
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$492,751288
Education
Schools & colleges$7,516,47275
For-profit Education$1,687,1665
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$898,06452
Education$730,852135
Medical schools$459,26442
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$257,7746
Law schools$237,6621
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$2,344,93210
Philanthropists$942,8692
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$374,67643
Other
Welfare & Social Work$426,065112
Military$390,316175
International Organizations$17,961
Foreign Governments$1,0002
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$3,118,59115
Airlines$2,745,44215
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,273,28519
Aircraft manufacturers$963,85026
General aviation (private pilots)$855,8109
Space vehicles & components$702,0555
Aviation services & airports$406,3493
Air freight$330,3804
Air transport$72,65523
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$5,519,01920
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,292,67913
Auto manufacturers$1,798,11858
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,007,04560
Car rental agencies$949,7003
Auto repair$236,85420
Automotive, Misc$233,62715
Misc Transport
Transportation$511,69325
Pleasure boats$324,06929
Freight & delivery services$242,15043
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$239,12019
Bus services$238,43714
Taxicabs$123,9432
Recreational transport$47,39014
Buses & Taxis$40,580
Motor homes & camper trailers$24,5508
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$1,00011
Railroads
Railroads$6,954,75933
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$279,406
Railroad services$249,0254
Railroad transportation$65,9005
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,211,60823
Ship building & repair$753,3023
Cruise ships & lines$510,6463
Sea transport$306,85831
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,176,34456
Truck & trailer manufacturers$470,3474
Trucking$196,52531