Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 07/01/14 - 06/30/16Bill Positions during 115th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,460,9361
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,461,0581
Farm machinery & equipment$1,169,6261
Veterinarians$930,725
Farm bureaus$648,796
Farm organizations & cooperatives$586,2872
Florists & Nursery Services$577,3581
Grain traders & terminals$569,473
Animal feed & health products$489,443
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$6,261,611
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,535,754
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,612,9281
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,145,0512
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$895,370
Cotton$894,248
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,706,3641
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,706,2101
Food stores$2,225,5591
Food wholesalers$1,422,334
Meat processing & products$898,3271
Food & Beverage Products and Services$653,729
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,921,2002
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,171,5921
Livestock
Livestock$3,866,6002
Horse breeders$362,609
Feedlots & related livestock services$155,631
Sheep and Wool Producers$22,092
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$264,0813
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,383,385
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,480,6921
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$34,259
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$6,328,7551
Computer components & accessories$4,105,0881
Data processing & computer services$2,082,829
Electronics manufacturing & services$2,037,6022
Computer manufacture & services$1,672,9391
Telecommunications Devices$321,628
Industrial Electronics$319,054
Other Communication Electronics$21,514
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$3,459,049
Vendors$1,184,5691
Social Media$1,163,399
Internet & Online Services$936,1404
Online Entertainment$352,581
Hosting/Cloud Services$36,444
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$282,8413
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$7,146,2631
Commercial printing & typesetting$656,6491
Greeting card publishing$268,781
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$26,784
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$8,255,559
Cell/wireless service providers$1,148,4142
Telecommunications$994,7893
Satellite communications$889,569
Other Communications Services$616,609
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$7,332,8233
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$125,159
TV/Movies/Music
Commercial TV & radio stations$3,654,114
Motion Picture production & distribution$3,595,608
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$3,455,778
Recorded Music & music production$1,839,041
TV production$1,070,547
Cable & satellite TV production$991,302
Live theater & other entertainment productions$670,805
Movie Theaters$270,311
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$176,336
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$4,103,5011
Construction equipment$1,862,2061
Lumber and wood products$734,3671
Other construction-related products$457,251
Building materials$425,4102
Plumbing & pipe products$338,7461
Electrical Supply$45,1451
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,564,5841
Engineers - type unknown$2,554,528
Architectural services$2,275,180
Surveying$149,750
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$6,643,9241
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,920,6341
Builders associations$876,4753
Dredging Contractors$65,660
Construction & Public Works$65,432
Home Builders
Residential construction$3,977,4182
Mobile home construction$102,053
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$1,935,3842
Electrical contractors$1,727,9184
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$1,054,9122
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$664,9531
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,666,779
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$6,444,418
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$1,883,454
Defense shipbuilders$928,251
Ground-based & other weapons systems$777,971
Defense Research & Development$472,043
Homeland Security contractors$257,591
Defense$58,852
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,445,7552
Electric Power utilities$6,173,6121
Rural electric cooperatives$2,031,4313
Nuclear energy$836,768
Independent power generation & cogeneration$808,615
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$670,933
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$589,1701
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$479,196
Hunting & wildlife$163,438
Fisheries & wildlife$10,178
Mining
Coal mining$2,190,7801
Metal mining & processing$677,9601
Mining services & equipment$629,374
Mining$627,5173
Non-metallic mining$87,3261
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,557,479
Alternate energy production & services$1,801,6641
Power plant construction & equipment$1,130,766
Water Utilities$812,187
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$193,0783
Oil & Gas
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$5,223,188
Independent oil & gas producers$5,209,5031
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,648,6622
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,893,7241
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,631,2941
Oil & Gas$2,890,7712
Gasoline service stations$1,595,7952
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$180,437
Fuel oil dealers$56,800
Waste Management
Waste management$681,978
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$14,016,3291
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$19,321,6591
Banks & lending institutions$3,496,8881
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,252,1975
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$4,907,615
Payday lenders$1,200,657
Student loan companies$460,516
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$15,316,8762
Life insurance$13,413,4853
Accident & health insurance$6,182,2883
Property & casualty insurance$5,137,984
Insurance$732,327
Misc Finance
Investors$8,973,036
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,040,8251
Financial services & consulting$2,536,5272
Other financial services$1,554,800
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,239,988
Tax return services$722,832
Real Estate
Real estate$21,909,918
Real Estate developers & subdividers$15,845,4031
Real estate agents$10,464,6291
Building operators and managers$4,084,8211
Mortgage bankers and brokers$2,672,675
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,442,547
Other real estate services$522,882
Mobile home dealers & parks$34,533
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$449,201
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$24,229,9943
Private Equity & Investment Firms$13,294,076
Hedge Funds$6,906,919
Investment banking$6,488,472
Venture capital$4,554,798
Securities, commodities & investment$2,784,406
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,905,919
Discount & Online Brokers$1,407,273
Stock exchanges$673,249
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$17,910,9413
Physicians$15,124,4282
Dentists$5,252,5961
Other non-physician health practitioners$2,727,628
Psychiatrists & psychologists$2,539,3211
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,437,838
Nurses$1,625,1811
Pharmacists$1,373,7161
Chiropractors$753,875
Health professionals$85,1171
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$4,883,718
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,335,159
Health care services$1,990,7872
Home care services$838,391
Medical laboratories$536,916
Health care Consultants$408,954
Mental Health Services$385,128
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$71,450
AIDS treatment & testing$15,265
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$11,004,5331
Nursing homes$3,429,049
Health care institutions$1,229,161
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$29,625
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,318,1906
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$12,474,5032
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,489,8251
Pharmaceutical wholesale$3,281,955
Biotech products & research$2,293,7521
Nutritional & dietary supplements$656,133
Health care products$572,193
Personal health care products$276,907
Pharmaceutical cannabis$250
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$462,481
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$1,633,7633
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$25,876,2519
Environment
Environmental policy$5,425,8627
Foreign & Defense Policy
Anti-Castro$790,692
Foreign policy$549,8682
Defense policy, doves$335,904
Defense policy, hawks$37,600
Pro-Arab$20,950
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$3,170
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$3,396,4013
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$3,236,2748
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$1,003,8431
Health & welfare policy$833,27912
Children's rights$626,8915
Native American Tribes$128,281
Human Rights$85,5127
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$557,9074
Elderly issues/Social Security$197,5134
Consumer groups$63,9348
Labor, anti-union$58,400
Fiscal & tax policy$20,6148
Pro-resource development groups$9,3251
Term limits$2,950
Third-party committees$2,000
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$11,773,2941
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$15,662,96811
Christian Conservative$180,4941
Women's Issues
Women's issues$11,121,2134
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$10,311,9094
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,796,6123
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$1,990,386
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,257,2733
Automotive Manufacturing union$1,001,9152
Mining unions$273,138
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$54,025
Misc Unions
Commercial service unions$1,067,9865
Food service & related unions$1,048,3084
General commercial unions$767,9062
Entertainment unions$455,858
Other unions$193,7801
Labor Unions$164,4146
Health worker unions$85,6451
Retail trade unions$33,000
Agricultural labor unions$15,000
Other commercial unions$3,250
Defense-related unions$1,000
Public Sector Unions
Teachers unions$2,732,1565
US Postal Service unions & associations$2,662,828
Federal employees unions$1,918,061
State & local govt employee unions$1,372,9253
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,279,0563
Civil service & government unions$1,034
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,683,683
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,931,009
Transportation unions$1,489,070
Teamsters union$1,223,9614
Other transportation unions$1,007,637
Railroad unions$383,800
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$68,906,2944
Corporate lawyers & law firms$7,682,964
Trial lawyers & law firms$5,889,8561
Legal Services$88,193
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$22,668,443
Registered Foreign Agents$5,400
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,706,416
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,909,944
Beer$1,079,395
Alcohol$283,746
Liquor stores$103,168
Business Associations
General business associations$814,9047
Small business associations$764,99911
Chambers of commerce$429,9293
Pro-business associations$72,1701
International trade associations$13,400
Business tax coalitions$0
Business Services
Business services$10,536,1972
Management consultants & services$3,830,354
Advertising & public relations services$2,531,8013
Employment agencies$1,170,249
Security services$915,223
Political consultants/advisers$897,1903
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$869,911
Marketing research services$699,781
Outdoor advertising services$489,710
Direct mail advertising services$204,657
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,974,392
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,891,922
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,593,5733
Household cleansers & chemicals$924,389
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$857,1621
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$364,061
Explosives$95,0851
Adhesives & Sealants$55,287
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$7,798,5141
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,650,156
Fish Processing$593,928
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$451,4961
Food catering & food services$412,812
Beverage bottling & distribution$221,222
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$27,740
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$3,941,5001
Lodging & tourism$762,251
Travel agents$534,6611
Resorts$305,301
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$24,286
Misc Business
General commerce$11,930,142
Wholesale trade$424,4671
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$398,035
Warehousing$357,694
Import/Export services$198,358
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,288,5151
Fabricated metal products$1,244,4391
Clothing & accessories$1,218,065
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,125,9512
Heavy industrial manufacturing$995,2491
Manufacturing$721,2163
Paper packaging materials$637,260
Shoes & leather products$512,464
Precision instruments$503,767
Furniture & wood products$499,1113
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$369,240
Hardware & tools$335,539
Office machines$305,562
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$303,2871
Paper, glass & packaging materials$276,7371
Household & office products$240,1761
Household appliances$218,8711
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$215,976
Metal cans & containers$214,627
Jewelry$213,407
Glass products$205,459
Small arms & ammunition$141,893
Electrical lighting products$135,6201
Personal products manufacturing$129,730
Toys$96,853
Manmade fibers$95,186
Optical instruments & lenses$55,783
Aluminum mining/processing$47,516
Electroplating, polishing & related services$46,725
Clocks & watches$25,725
Photographic equipment & supplies$13,079
Misc Services
Services$2,387,983
Equipment rental & leasing$709,161
Physical fitness centers$377,5981
Funeral services$354,798
Beauty & barber shops$271,126
Pest control$248,456
Laundries & dry cleaners$203,1321
Miscellaneous repair services$159,051
Video rental$23,795
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$2,691,504
Amusement/recreation centers$750,477
Recreation/Entertainment$164,175
Amusement parks$159,619
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,415,8271
Hardware & building materials stores$3,111,252
Drug stores$2,282,5201
Retail trade$1,575,6831
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,366,608
Apparel & accessory stores$1,056,077
Direct sales$909,395
Consumer electronics & computer stores$499,259
Furniture & appliance stores$326,635
Catalog & mail order houses$310,700
Vending Machine Sales & Services$41,867
Steel Production
Steel$1,899,5691
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$915,3061
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$9,996,3832
Courts & Justice System$668,164
US Postal Service$299,233
Public official (elected or appointed)$152,792
Municipal & county government organizations$02
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$1,217,4059
Education
Schools & colleges$19,059,1552
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$2,883,060
For-profit Education$1,295,914
Education$1,149,3375
Medical schools$594,3592
Law schools$464,714
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$265,600
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$2,429,223
Philanthropists$1,612,005
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$841,5481
Other
Military$1,218,7201
Welfare & Social Work$745,031
International Organizations$95,113
Foreign Governments$0
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$3,665,425
Airlines$3,500,6242
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,184,8051
Aircraft manufacturers$918,3881
General aviation (private pilots)$879,092
Space vehicles & components$802,520
Aviation services & airports$410,816
Air freight$370,324
Air transport$147,864
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$6,050,852
Auto manufacturers$2,560,6361
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,449,244
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,209,8532
Car rental agencies$940,625
Automotive, Misc$289,690
Auto repair$263,100
Misc Transport
Transportation$754,8741
Pleasure boats$356,9221
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$331,3391
Freight & delivery services$266,8111
Bus services$233,844
Taxicabs$188,016
Buses & Taxis$112,735
Motor homes & camper trailers$47,477
Recreational transport$37,151
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$350
Railroads
Railroads$7,669,0671
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$417,847
Railroad transportation$194,521
Railroad services$186,888
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,184,202
Cruise ships & lines$590,682
Ship building & repair$557,435
Sea transport$216,918
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,408,3341
Truck & trailer manufacturers$462,540
Trucking$234,8611