Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 04/01/13 - 03/31/15Bill Positions during 114th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,395,52938
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,206,15068
Farm organizations & cooperatives$1,061,55685
Farm machinery & equipment$1,016,41324
Veterinarians$669,04930
Animal feed & health products$458,86044
Florists & Nursery Services$454,21733
Grain traders & terminals$383,25020
Farm bureaus$44,69987
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$5,681,45941
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,667,40119
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,375,42740
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,057,80069
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$848,79038
Cotton$635,60834
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,628,75057
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,439,54065
Food stores$1,987,34467
Food wholesalers$1,020,85329
Meat processing & products$990,14928
Food & Beverage Products and Services$514,56228
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,894,17863
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,178,16711
Livestock
Livestock$3,215,25957
Horse breeders$226,55117
Feedlots & related livestock services$150,8756
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,9257
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$322,03081
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,308,73039
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,581,52811
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$0
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$4,418,18375
Computer components & accessories$2,222,23651
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,611,94888
Data processing & computer services$1,416,44522
Computer manufacture & services$1,066,239105
Telecommunications Devices$274,52516
Industrial Electronics$140,9653
Other Communication Electronics$08
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$1,876,72820
Social Media$720,59121
Vendors$669,57622
Internet & Online Services$419,73366
Online Entertainment$128,7505
Hosting/Cloud Services$026
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$175,22559
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,378,59853
Commercial printing & typesetting$499,24633
Greeting card publishing$151,800
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$26,75012
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$7,041,55637
Cell/wireless service providers$1,128,98843
Telecommunications$973,55946
Satellite communications$661,1563
Other Communications Services$566,5336
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$6,916,25640
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$69,040
TV/Movies/Music
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,871,23223
Motion Picture production & distribution$1,976,49314
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$1,958,20720
Cable & satellite TV production$1,017,1174
Recorded Music & music production$894,43614
TV production$692,4437
Live theater & other entertainment productions$431,85510
Movie Theaters$108,00012
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$72,6506
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$3,689,53266
Construction equipment$1,539,26059
Lumber and wood products$738,57427
Other construction-related products$368,25024
Plumbing & pipe products$355,78246
Building materials$319,00061
Electrical Supply$73,24814
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,288,07855
Engineers - type unknown$1,630,44412
Architectural services$1,192,64922
Surveying$114,3504
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$5,503,9929
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,761,32884
Builders associations$1,067,63467
Dredging Contractors$58,2753
Construction & Public Works$31,20016
Home Builders
Residential construction$3,569,82584
Mobile home construction$100,3904
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$1,641,89453
Electrical contractors$1,519,34665
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$793,69263
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$552,96132
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,678,18627
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$5,949,8135
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$1,605,8705
Defense shipbuilders$941,5865
Ground-based & other weapons systems$588,7992
Defense Research & Development$288,1972
Homeland Security contractors$220,7002
Defense$100,9365
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,307,81428
Electric Power utilities$6,049,27472
Rural electric cooperatives$2,275,29847
Nuclear energy$743,96512
Independent power generation & cogeneration$665,0359
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$594,7501
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$510,02020
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$376,12952
Hunting & wildlife$31,25031
Fisheries & wildlife$9,80026
Mining
Coal mining$3,696,27024
Mining services & equipment$1,387,4942
Mining$931,24751
Metal mining & processing$790,00025
Non-metallic mining$57,41110
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,220,62630
Alternate energy production & services$1,413,69245
Power plant construction & equipment$1,201,6366
Water Utilities$651,85335
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$122,50066
Oil & Gas
Independent oil & gas producers$5,483,39431
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,967,78851
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,645,30320
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,912,40238
Oil & Gas$3,616,18455
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,506,93343
Gasoline service stations$1,535,46240
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$190,60010
Fuel oil dealers$67,3501
Waste Management
Waste management$657,27920
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$11,268,92127
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$16,378,665114
Banks & lending institutions$2,920,05333
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,354,72389
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$4,435,63928
Payday lenders$1,149,0101
Student loan companies$376,7754
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$12,998,29065
Life insurance$11,303,95534
Accident & health insurance$5,303,62448
Property & casualty insurance$4,472,76742
Insurance$676,68730
Misc Finance
Investors$7,523,17411
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$3,147,29766
Financial services & consulting$1,886,60430
Other financial services$1,096,46118
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,002,74812
Tax return services$420,4693
Real Estate
Real Estate developers & subdividers$13,117,90359
Real estate$13,106,08435
Real estate agents$9,001,29745
Building operators and managers$3,435,71047
Mortgage bankers and brokers$2,083,25235
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,379,31114
Other real estate services$288,21512
Mobile home dealers & parks$15,080
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$323,7601
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$21,191,32955
Private Equity & Investment Firms$11,069,8806
Hedge Funds$5,756,802
Investment banking$5,152,66414
Venture capital$3,960,86135
Securities, commodities & investment$2,089,32615
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,904,2703
Discount & Online Brokers$965,6753
Stock exchanges$559,5252
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$17,194,462231
Physicians$12,109,353129
Dentists$4,349,90051
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,368,83637
Other non-physician health practitioners$2,293,518110
Nurses$1,604,087142
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,156,625110
Pharmacists$1,078,62642
Chiropractors$350,7921
Health professionals$83,900158
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$3,660,45015
Health care services$2,191,66097
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,073,21542
Home care services$986,88045
Medical laboratories$507,55016
Mental Health Services$414,15087
Health care Consultants$165,9575
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$28,3503
AIDS treatment & testing$8,65030
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$7,662,529117
Nursing homes$3,382,18540
Health care institutions$943,47655
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$27,150
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,376,450396
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$10,244,48867
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,144,98465
Pharmaceutical wholesale$2,749,00519
Biotech products & research$1,768,533109
Nutritional & dietary supplements$462,61417
Health care products$431,33023
Personal health care products$264,0733
Pharmaceutical cannabis$2,4503
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$592,23924
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$1,588,85760
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$5,878,023277
Environment
Environmental policy$5,047,101335
Foreign & Defense Policy
Defense policy, doves$507,98652
Anti-Castro$393,700
Foreign policy$156,20050
Defense policy, hawks$27,89828
Pro-Arab$7,2504
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$9,75010
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$2,754,45558
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,540,915300
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$978,873120
Children's rights$583,228178
Health & welfare policy$320,036623
Native American Tribes$139,57344
Human Rights$41,350475
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$394,12582
Elderly issues/Social Security$276,581176
Labor, anti-union$87,25013
Fiscal & tax policy$63,200310
Consumer groups$43,000536
Pro-resource development groups$9,32515
Third-party committees$2,000
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Term limits$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$10,221,70224
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$12,020,176353
Christian Conservative$183,93162
Women's Issues
Women's issues$4,436,740249
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$11,329,96352
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,525,59092
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$1,564,47619
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,119,69060
Automotive Manufacturing union$981,90062
Mining unions$229,5004
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$55,8003
Misc Unions
Food service & related unions$1,422,97562
Commercial service unions$1,383,35090
General commercial unions$587,80019
Entertainment unions$347,55019
Other unions$225,53043
Labor Unions$93,587185
Health worker unions$49,15014
Retail trade unions$35,7586
Agricultural labor unions$20,00011
Other commercial unions$2,750
Defense-related unions$2,600
Public Sector Unions
US Postal Service unions & associations$3,235,72030
Teachers unions$2,924,270194
Federal employees unions$1,818,775138
State & local govt employee unions$1,631,275169
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,330,896171
Civil service & government unions$1,7904
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,332,25026
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$2,157,46510
Transportation unions$1,729,35034
Teamsters union$1,322,00078
Other transportation unions$829,8507
Railroad unions$427,0758
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$49,292,34590
Corporate lawyers & law firms$4,979,4776
Trial lawyers & law firms$4,748,97565
Legal Services$40,26511
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$20,106,5754
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,454,33713
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,561,30121
Beer$1,022,99910
Alcohol$217,4994
Liquor stores$42,3981
Business Associations
General business associations$1,070,283161
Small business associations$696,635312
Chambers of commerce$390,544318
Pro-business associations$73,19558
International trade associations$22,30038
Business tax coalitions$010
Business Services
Business services$6,301,05371
Management consultants & services$3,012,97519
Advertising & public relations services$1,609,72228
Security services$859,50623
Employment agencies$814,95516
Political consultants/advisers$572,57919
Outdoor advertising services$469,16210
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$412,1806
Marketing research services$292,72822
Direct mail advertising services$219,0256
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,743,4252
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,657,23524
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,332,98896
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$751,94246
Household cleansers & chemicals$738,46219
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$379,55028
Adhesives & Sealants$84,45013
Explosives$83,40015
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$6,992,97872
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,327,74031
Fish Processing$564,8807
Food catering & food services$400,68032
Beverage bottling & distribution$299,8935
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$297,69620
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$28,2005
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$2,457,30649
Lodging & tourism$539,10424
Travel agents$390,07814
Resorts$285,0857
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$11,40111
Misc Business
General commerce$5,677,53412
Wholesale trade$374,29147
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$327,74910
Warehousing$297,51725
Import/Export services$154,65817
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,057,46178
Fabricated metal products$1,258,49445
Heavy industrial manufacturing$964,35027
Toiletries & cosmetics$930,69127
Clothing & accessories$859,41629
Paper packaging materials$665,9348
Manufacturing$654,704174
Precision instruments$470,4608
Furniture & wood products$458,43029
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$438,10623
Shoes & leather products$399,94220
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$335,95011
Paper, glass & packaging materials$287,20316
Office machines$248,39719
Hardware & tools$240,2507
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$227,60032
Household & office products$215,88038
Glass products$159,5881
Metal cans & containers$144,25010
Small arms & ammunition$126,1001
Household appliances$120,77019
Jewelry$113,4637
Personal products manufacturing$112,00536
Toys$94,53017
Manmade fibers$81,15012
Electrical lighting products$75,81111
Optical instruments & lenses$69,0833
Aluminum mining/processing$36,55014
Photographic equipment & supplies$27,1503
Electroplating, polishing & related services$26,875
Clocks & watches$5,500
Misc Services
Services$1,375,33015
Equipment rental & leasing$662,22733
Funeral services$355,8869
Pest control$229,81814
Physical fitness centers$228,9655
Beauty & barber shops$179,46512
Laundries & dry cleaners$160,77516
Miscellaneous repair services$142,638
Video rental$30,2501
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$1,983,91613
Amusement/recreation centers$535,97041
Recreation/Entertainment$126,02050
Amusement parks$123,10010
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,269,68660
Hardware & building materials stores$2,680,35015
Drug stores$2,180,05232
Retail trade$1,284,777125
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,038,73917
Apparel & accessory stores$794,01327
Direct sales$760,55710
Consumer electronics & computer stores$433,19014
Furniture & appliance stores$326,30113
Catalog & mail order houses$218,6002
Vending Machine Sales & Services$14,1846
Steel Production
Steel$1,642,20840
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$827,01130
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$4,041,94158
Courts & Justice System$226,07912
Public official (elected or appointed)$103,449156
US Postal Service$33,152
Municipal & county government organizations$5,850114
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$492,751325
Education
Schools & colleges$7,516,47288
For-profit Education$1,687,1665
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$898,06465
Education$730,852166
Medical schools$459,26458
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$257,7748
Law schools$237,6622
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$2,344,93216
Philanthropists$942,8692
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$374,67650
Other
Welfare & Social Work$426,065143
Military$390,316192
International Organizations$17,961
Foreign Governments$1,0002
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$3,118,59116
Airlines$2,745,44219
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,273,28520
Aircraft manufacturers$963,85028
General aviation (private pilots)$855,81011
Space vehicles & components$702,0555
Aviation services & airports$406,3493
Air freight$330,3805
Air transport$72,65524
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$5,519,01921
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,292,67913
Auto manufacturers$1,798,11863
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,007,04566
Car rental agencies$949,7004
Auto repair$236,85423
Automotive, Misc$233,62715
Misc Transport
Transportation$511,69326
Pleasure boats$324,06934
Freight & delivery services$242,15048
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$239,12024
Bus services$238,43715
Taxicabs$123,9432
Recreational transport$47,39016
Buses & Taxis$40,580
Motor homes & camper trailers$24,55011
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$1,00012
Railroads
Railroads$6,954,75935
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$279,4061
Railroad services$249,0254
Railroad transportation$65,9006
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,211,60826
Ship building & repair$753,3024
Cruise ships & lines$510,6463
Sea transport$306,85834
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,176,34458
Truck & trailer manufacturers$470,3474
Trucking$196,52532