Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 04/01/13 - 03/31/15Bill Positions during 114th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,395,52917
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,206,15035
Farm organizations & cooperatives$1,061,55643
Farm machinery & equipment$1,016,41313
Veterinarians$669,0498
Animal feed & health products$458,86025
Florists & Nursery Services$454,21715
Grain traders & terminals$383,2509
Farm bureaus$44,69940
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$5,681,45920
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,667,40112
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,375,42721
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,057,80033
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$848,79022
Cotton$635,60811
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,628,75028
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,439,54034
Food stores$1,987,34437
Food wholesalers$1,020,85311
Meat processing & products$990,14916
Food & Beverage Products and Services$514,56210
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,894,17829
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,178,1675
Livestock
Livestock$3,215,25923
Horse breeders$226,5515
Feedlots & related livestock services$150,8751
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,9254
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$322,03033
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,308,73023
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,581,5288
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$0
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$4,418,18341
Computer components & accessories$2,222,23626
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,611,94848
Data processing & computer services$1,416,4456
Computer manufacture & services$1,066,23948
Telecommunications Devices$274,5258
Industrial Electronics$140,9652
Other Communication Electronics$05
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$1,876,72813
Social Media$720,59113
Vendors$669,57613
Internet & Online Services$419,73324
Online Entertainment$128,7503
Hosting/Cloud Services$014
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$175,22526
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,378,59826
Commercial printing & typesetting$499,24611
Greeting card publishing$151,800
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$26,7503
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$7,041,55617
Cell/wireless service providers$1,128,98824
Telecommunications$973,55923
Satellite communications$661,156
Other Communications Services$566,5332
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$6,916,25618
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$69,040
TV/Movies/Music
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,871,23214
Motion Picture production & distribution$1,976,4935
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$1,958,2079
Cable & satellite TV production$1,017,1172
Recorded Music & music production$894,43613
TV production$692,443
Live theater & other entertainment productions$431,8552
Movie Theaters$108,0008
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$72,6503
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$3,689,53230
Construction equipment$1,539,26032
Lumber and wood products$738,57415
Other construction-related products$368,25013
Plumbing & pipe products$355,78227
Building materials$319,00029
Electrical Supply$73,2489
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,288,07826
Engineers - type unknown$1,630,4446
Architectural services$1,192,6499
Surveying$114,3502
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$5,503,9925
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,761,32842
Builders associations$1,067,63436
Dredging Contractors$58,2752
Construction & Public Works$31,2009
Home Builders
Residential construction$3,569,82539
Mobile home construction$100,3903
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$1,641,89422
Electrical contractors$1,519,34625
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$793,69225
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$552,9616
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,678,18615
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$5,949,8131
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$1,605,870
Defense shipbuilders$941,5862
Ground-based & other weapons systems$588,799
Defense Research & Development$288,197
Homeland Security contractors$220,7002
Defense$100,9364
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,307,81413
Electric Power utilities$6,049,27439
Rural electric cooperatives$2,275,29827
Nuclear energy$743,9653
Independent power generation & cogeneration$665,0352
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$594,750
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$510,0205
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$376,12925
Hunting & wildlife$31,2508
Fisheries & wildlife$9,8003
Mining
Coal mining$3,696,27012
Mining services & equipment$1,387,494
Mining$931,24728
Metal mining & processing$790,00015
Non-metallic mining$57,4118
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,220,62610
Alternate energy production & services$1,413,69222
Power plant construction & equipment$1,201,6362
Water Utilities$651,85312
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$122,50020
Oil & Gas
Independent oil & gas producers$5,483,39415
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,967,78819
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,645,30311
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,912,40224
Oil & Gas$3,616,18427
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,506,93327
Gasoline service stations$1,535,46217
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$190,6006
Fuel oil dealers$67,3501
Waste Management
Waste management$657,2797
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$11,268,92112
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$16,378,66565
Banks & lending institutions$2,920,05314
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,354,72355
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$4,435,63913
Payday lenders$1,149,010
Student loan companies$376,7751
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$12,998,29036
Life insurance$11,303,95513
Accident & health insurance$5,303,62416
Property & casualty insurance$4,472,76721
Insurance$676,68712
Misc Finance
Investors$7,523,1746
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$3,147,29733
Financial services & consulting$1,886,60412
Other financial services$1,096,4616
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,002,7482
Tax return services$420,4691
Real Estate
Real Estate developers & subdividers$13,117,90322
Real estate$13,106,08412
Real estate agents$9,001,29721
Building operators and managers$3,435,71013
Mortgage bankers and brokers$2,083,25213
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,379,3116
Other real estate services$288,2154
Mobile home dealers & parks$15,080
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$323,7601
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$21,191,32920
Private Equity & Investment Firms$11,069,8801
Hedge Funds$5,756,802
Investment banking$5,152,6646
Venture capital$3,960,86119
Securities, commodities & investment$2,089,3265
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,904,2702
Discount & Online Brokers$965,6751
Stock exchanges$559,5251
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$17,194,46250
Physicians$12,109,35332
Dentists$4,349,90020
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,368,8367
Other non-physician health practitioners$2,293,51826
Nurses$1,604,08734
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,156,62522
Pharmacists$1,078,62613
Chiropractors$350,792
Health professionals$83,90029
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$3,660,4503
Health care services$2,191,66021
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,073,2155
Home care services$986,88011
Medical laboratories$507,5504
Mental Health Services$414,15014
Health care Consultants$165,957
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$28,3502
AIDS treatment & testing$8,6507
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$7,662,52945
Nursing homes$3,382,18511
Health care institutions$943,47616
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$27,150
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,376,450104
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$10,244,48830
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,144,98429
Pharmaceutical wholesale$2,749,0056
Biotech products & research$1,768,53353
Nutritional & dietary supplements$462,6148
Health care products$431,33010
Personal health care products$264,073
Pharmaceutical cannabis$2,4502
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$592,2398
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$1,588,85729
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$5,878,023112
Environment
Environmental policy$5,047,101124
Foreign & Defense Policy
Defense policy, doves$507,98614
Anti-Castro$393,700
Foreign policy$156,20014
Defense policy, hawks$27,89810
Pro-Arab$7,250
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$9,7504
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$2,754,45533
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,540,91597
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$978,87339
Children's rights$583,22852
Health & welfare policy$320,036173
Native American Tribes$139,57310
Human Rights$41,350156
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$394,12538
Elderly issues/Social Security$276,58136
Labor, anti-union$87,2504
Fiscal & tax policy$63,200120
Consumer groups$43,000215
Pro-resource development groups$9,3255
Third-party committees$2,000
Term limits$0
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$10,221,7026
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$12,020,176135
Christian Conservative$183,93123
Women's Issues
Women's issues$4,436,74086
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$11,329,96322
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,525,59035
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$1,564,4766
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,119,69026
Automotive Manufacturing union$981,90031
Mining unions$229,5002
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$55,8001
Misc Unions
Food service & related unions$1,422,97532
Commercial service unions$1,383,35033
General commercial unions$587,8005
Entertainment unions$347,55012
Other unions$225,53015
Labor Unions$93,58784
Health worker unions$49,15010
Retail trade unions$35,7581
Agricultural labor unions$20,0003
Other commercial unions$2,750
Defense-related unions$2,600
Public Sector Unions
US Postal Service unions & associations$3,235,7208
Teachers unions$2,924,27060
Federal employees unions$1,818,77543
State & local govt employee unions$1,631,27559
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,330,89654
Civil service & government unions$1,7901
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,332,2507
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$2,157,4653
Transportation unions$1,729,35011
Teamsters union$1,322,00033
Other transportation unions$829,8502
Railroad unions$427,0753
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$49,292,34523
Corporate lawyers & law firms$4,979,477
Trial lawyers & law firms$4,748,97527
Legal Services$40,265
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$20,106,5751
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,454,3379
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,561,3019
Beer$1,022,9995
Alcohol$217,4994
Liquor stores$42,398
Business Associations
General business associations$1,070,28375
Small business associations$696,635137
Chambers of commerce$390,544161
Pro-business associations$73,19523
International trade associations$22,30016
Business tax coalitions$05
Business Services
Business services$6,301,05326
Management consultants & services$3,012,9754
Advertising & public relations services$1,609,7228
Security services$859,50613
Employment agencies$814,9555
Political consultants/advisers$572,5799
Outdoor advertising services$469,1626
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$412,1804
Marketing research services$292,72811
Direct mail advertising services$219,0253
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,743,425
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,657,23514
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,332,98851
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$751,94219
Household cleansers & chemicals$738,46213
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$379,55012
Adhesives & Sealants$84,45010
Explosives$83,4007
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$6,992,97836
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,327,74020
Fish Processing$564,8804
Food catering & food services$400,68014
Beverage bottling & distribution$299,8931
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$297,69615
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$28,2004
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$2,457,30620
Lodging & tourism$539,10412
Travel agents$390,0784
Resorts$285,0853
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$11,4016
Misc Business
General commerce$5,677,5343
Wholesale trade$374,29121
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$327,749
Warehousing$297,5178
Import/Export services$154,6588
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,057,46145
Fabricated metal products$1,258,49420
Heavy industrial manufacturing$964,35012
Toiletries & cosmetics$930,69115
Clothing & accessories$859,41618
Paper packaging materials$665,9342
Manufacturing$654,70481
Precision instruments$470,4606
Furniture & wood products$458,43015
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$438,1068
Shoes & leather products$399,94212
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$335,9506
Paper, glass & packaging materials$287,2039
Office machines$248,39710
Hardware & tools$240,2504
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$227,60013
Household & office products$215,88017
Glass products$159,5881
Metal cans & containers$144,2506
Small arms & ammunition$126,100
Household appliances$120,77012
Jewelry$113,4634
Personal products manufacturing$112,00520
Toys$94,53010
Manmade fibers$81,1507
Electrical lighting products$75,8114
Optical instruments & lenses$69,0831
Aluminum mining/processing$36,55011
Photographic equipment & supplies$27,150
Electroplating, polishing & related services$26,875
Clocks & watches$5,500
Misc Services
Services$1,375,3305
Equipment rental & leasing$662,22718
Funeral services$355,8865
Pest control$229,8186
Physical fitness centers$228,965
Beauty & barber shops$179,4658
Laundries & dry cleaners$160,77510
Miscellaneous repair services$142,638
Video rental$30,250
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$1,983,91611
Amusement/recreation centers$535,97014
Recreation/Entertainment$126,02019
Amusement parks$123,1002
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,269,68627
Hardware & building materials stores$2,680,3507
Drug stores$2,180,05211
Retail trade$1,284,77748
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,038,7399
Apparel & accessory stores$794,01314
Direct sales$760,5577
Consumer electronics & computer stores$433,1904
Furniture & appliance stores$326,3013
Catalog & mail order houses$218,6001
Vending Machine Sales & Services$14,1843
Steel Production
Steel$1,642,20824
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$827,01113
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$4,041,94114
Courts & Justice System$226,0792
Public official (elected or appointed)$103,44943
US Postal Service$33,152
Municipal & county government organizations$5,85025
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$492,75198
Education
Schools & colleges$7,516,47237
For-profit Education$1,687,1662
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$898,06411
Education$730,85246
Medical schools$459,26417
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$257,7743
Law schools$237,6621
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$2,344,932
Philanthropists$942,869
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$374,67625
Other
Welfare & Social Work$426,06525
Military$390,31629
International Organizations$17,961
Foreign Governments$1,000
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$3,118,5918
Airlines$2,745,4428
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,273,28510
Aircraft manufacturers$963,85013
General aviation (private pilots)$855,8101
Space vehicles & components$702,0554
Aviation services & airports$406,3491
Air freight$330,3801
Air transport$72,6559
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$5,519,0198
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,292,67911
Auto manufacturers$1,798,11829
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,007,04521
Car rental agencies$949,7001
Auto repair$236,85417
Automotive, Misc$233,62710
Misc Transport
Transportation$511,69316
Pleasure boats$324,06915
Freight & delivery services$242,15020
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$239,12010
Bus services$238,4375
Taxicabs$123,9432
Recreational transport$47,3908
Buses & Taxis$40,580
Motor homes & camper trailers$24,5503
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$1,0004
Railroads
Railroads$6,954,75917
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$279,406
Railroad services$249,0251
Railroad transportation$65,9002
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,211,60811
Ship building & repair$753,3022
Cruise ships & lines$510,6462
Sea transport$306,85815
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,176,34435
Truck & trailer manufacturers$470,3471
Trucking$196,52517