Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 11/29/14 - 11/28/16Bill Positions during 115th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,545,2034
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,408,4804
Farm machinery & equipment$1,202,2594
Veterinarians$1,057,2645
Florists & Nursery Services$765,5755
Grain traders & terminals$630,8882
Farm bureaus$594,88211
Animal feed & health products$501,5852
Farm organizations & cooperatives$473,12316
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$6,087,9481
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,798,3323
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,621,0864
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,005,0679
Cotton$934,2484
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$870,5424
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,589,9709
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,785,5964
Food stores$2,465,12315
Food wholesalers$1,331,9894
Meat processing & products$896,6133
Food & Beverage Products and Services$693,4601
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,909,4397
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,226,2732
Livestock
Livestock$3,717,41010
Horse breeders$327,0243
Feedlots & related livestock services$160,456
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,5422
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$197,85811
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,273,1142
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,347,4672
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$39,537
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$8,842,3685
Computer components & accessories$5,489,8993
Data processing & computer services$2,788,5222
Electronics manufacturing & services$2,472,16613
Computer manufacture & services$2,083,1019
Telecommunications Devices$397,380
Industrial Electronics$380,865
Other Communication Electronics$17,414
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$5,438,8921
Social Media$1,947,9613
Vendors$1,665,6954
Internet & Online Services$1,319,61812
Online Entertainment$461,8541
Hosting/Cloud Services$91,1553
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$414,6828
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$11,555,3683
Commercial printing & typesetting$782,1834
Greeting card publishing$225,5971
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$41,620
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$8,058,4572
Cell/wireless service providers$1,343,3304
Telecommunications$1,080,04211
Satellite communications$1,027,557
Other Communications Services$771,963
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$7,068,7118
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$130,425
TV/Movies/Music
Motion Picture production & distribution$5,971,7711
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$4,401,3262
Commercial TV & radio stations$4,058,8324
Recorded Music & music production$2,346,1434
TV production$1,686,049
Cable & satellite TV production$1,207,227
Live theater & other entertainment productions$816,638
Movie Theaters$357,614
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$219,363
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$4,218,8544
Construction equipment$1,950,6085
Lumber and wood products$635,8031
Building materials$415,4327
Other construction-related products$409,872
Plumbing & pipe products$341,4037
Electrical Supply$66,0114
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,887,34415
Architectural services$3,168,9178
Engineers - type unknown$3,006,414
Surveying$150,3463
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$6,871,3723
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$5,143,4319
Builders associations$955,03521
Construction & Public Works$89,0095
Dredging Contractors$82,983
Home Builders
Residential construction$4,298,36214
Mobile home construction$152,1421
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$2,042,91714
Electrical contractors$1,961,73217
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$1,172,19514
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$733,5094
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,498,8882
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$6,388,6332
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$2,039,764
Ground-based & other weapons systems$902,852
Defense shipbuilders$815,315
Defense Research & Development$561,142
Homeland Security contractors$265,009
Defense$45,2241
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,386,7582
Electric Power utilities$6,244,8512
Rural electric cooperatives$1,813,0484
Nuclear energy$835,122
Independent power generation & cogeneration$795,404
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$703,688
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$687,1345
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$440,1374
Hunting & wildlife$219,9537
Fisheries & wildlife$16,2883
Mining
Coal mining$1,678,0321
Mining$641,03310
Metal mining & processing$634,2802
Mining services & equipment$462,924
Non-metallic mining$83,2561
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,660,3473
Alternate energy production & services$2,283,4476
Power plant construction & equipment$943,186
Water Utilities$840,5262
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$161,25411
Oil & Gas
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,785,744
Independent oil & gas producers$4,749,0697
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,655,8834
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,682,1404
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,635,9832
Oil & Gas$2,485,1526
Gasoline service stations$1,649,2406
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$183,8513
Fuel oil dealers$97,928
Waste Management
Waste management$715,785
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$15,231,2763
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$19,852,55019
Banks & lending institutions$3,105,3587
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,297,29317
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$5,342,7692
Payday lenders$1,303,393
Student loan companies$527,4415
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$16,410,5698
Life insurance$13,071,92814
Accident & health insurance$6,462,5167
Property & casualty insurance$4,852,4547
Insurance$777,4047
Misc Finance
Investors$10,507,991
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,348,50512
Financial services & consulting$3,382,6364
Other financial services$1,942,1612
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,394,0182
Tax return services$794,609
Real Estate
Real estate$25,760,2606
Real Estate developers & subdividers$17,153,2459
Real estate agents$11,760,63311
Building operators and managers$4,841,5327
Mortgage bankers and brokers$3,639,6556
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,512,5233
Other real estate services$612,4072
Mobile home dealers & parks$31,319
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$520,510
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$26,054,8427
Private Equity & Investment Firms$16,572,3191
Hedge Funds$8,199,917
Investment banking$7,291,631
Venture capital$5,906,7891
Securities, commodities & investment$2,940,8042
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,764,7671
Discount & Online Brokers$1,604,049
Stock exchanges$607,315
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$18,750,70140
Physicians$17,734,58524
Dentists$5,527,3726
Psychiatrists & psychologists$4,172,40710
Other non-physician health practitioners$3,163,11115
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,625,5625
Nurses$1,600,72912
Pharmacists$1,300,29913
Chiropractors$993,848
Health professionals$101,94322
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$5,712,9332
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,376,4521
Health care services$2,278,63112
Home care services$1,000,0361
Health care Consultants$657,2701
Medical laboratories$596,8191
Mental Health Services$431,2756
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$58,250
AIDS treatment & testing$17,2163
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$14,812,46116
Nursing homes$3,691,1017
Health care institutions$1,609,7769
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$73,602
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,216,02042
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$13,345,2786
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,532,7956
Pharmaceutical wholesale$3,299,6946
Biotech products & research$2,638,1554
Health care products$761,303
Nutritional & dietary supplements$646,2292
Personal health care products$270,045
Pharmaceutical cannabis$15,500
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$539,0865
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,098,47616
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$54,038,73149
Environment
Environmental policy$6,781,94372
Foreign & Defense Policy
Anti-Castro$1,073,739
Foreign policy$925,3073
Defense policy, doves$420,2023
Defense policy, hawks$83,0831
Pro-Arab$28,6251
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$1,177,9601
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$4,159,98313
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$6,577,73446
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$1,533,02516
Health & welfare policy$946,71685
Children's rights$583,61225
Human Rights$144,02260
Native American Tribes$117,4435
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$649,16627
Elderly issues/Social Security$214,88447
Labor, anti-union$72,9301
Fiscal & tax policy$50,31750
Consumer groups$31,31798
Pro-resource development groups$8,5001
Third-party committees$3,520
Term limits$2,950
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$15,307,9894
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$18,573,91084
Christian Conservative$204,8747
Women's Issues
Women's issues$25,371,57238
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$10,366,36716
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,674,74414
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$2,090,7762
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,219,35017
Automotive Manufacturing union$968,4869
Mining unions$347,638
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$38,705
Misc Unions
Commercial service unions$1,209,48719
Food service & related unions$1,106,95410
General commercial unions$647,6834
Entertainment unions$425,8934
Labor Unions$177,20629
Other unions$144,66312
Health worker unions$142,7879
Retail trade unions$34,000
Agricultural labor unions$13,0001
Other commercial unions$3,000
Defense-related unions$0
Public Sector Unions
Teachers unions$3,149,66921
US Postal Service unions & associations$2,883,8382
Federal employees unions$2,260,95318
State & local govt employee unions$1,594,57420
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,317,59049
Civil service & government unions$1,7511
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,607,4363
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,783,0811
Transportation unions$1,503,9304
Teamsters union$1,229,38612
Other transportation unions$838,121
Railroad unions$334,9211
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$86,685,79216
Corporate lawyers & law firms$10,118,101
Trial lawyers & law firms$7,775,65313
Legal Services$197,9561
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$25,199,4191
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,735,9285
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$2,337,9465
Beer$1,107,2512
Alcohol$285,2014
Liquor stores$122,490
Business Associations
General business associations$914,84432
Small business associations$762,93743
Chambers of commerce$469,68447
Pro-business associations$61,92524
International trade associations$21,4002
Business tax coalitions$04
Business Services
Business services$13,805,22210
Management consultants & services$5,202,7991
Advertising & public relations services$3,337,7736
Employment agencies$1,609,704
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$1,341,1391
Political consultants/advisers$1,200,3285
Marketing research services$995,266
Security services$898,7388
Outdoor advertising services$573,8683
Direct mail advertising services$183,2862
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,957,8401
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$2,372,4752
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,470,41018
Household cleansers & chemicals$928,606
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$891,6274
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$381,223
Explosives$102,9851
Adhesives & Sealants$40,737
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$8,351,8907
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,874,0731
Fish Processing$572,970
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$572,1703
Food catering & food services$445,5865
Beverage bottling & distribution$231,000
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$29,440
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$4,515,3434
Lodging & tourism$835,0612
Travel agents$519,9211
Resorts$501,553
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$39,5751
Misc Business
General commerce$14,829,8881
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$573,445
Wholesale trade$394,9065
Warehousing$326,0502
Import/Export services$204,228
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,340,3647
Clothing & accessories$1,416,556
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,361,6644
Fabricated metal products$1,184,7685
Heavy industrial manufacturing$962,8342
Manufacturing$824,66528
Paper packaging materials$685,286
Shoes & leather products$624,997
Precision instruments$578,942
Furniture & wood products$516,5255
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$404,898
Office machines$344,1601
Household & office products$331,0763
Paper, glass & packaging materials$301,4762
Hardware & tools$289,536
Jewelry$283,689
Metal cans & containers$275,915
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$268,4373
Household appliances$264,5811
Glass products$259,7602
Small arms & ammunition$231,687
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$225,1291
Electrical lighting products$154,2673
Toys$129,147
Manmade fibers$117,070
Personal products manufacturing$112,105
Optical instruments & lenses$89,225
Aluminum mining/processing$57,620
Electroplating, polishing & related services$54,445
Clocks & watches$31,175
Photographic equipment & supplies$19,2421
Misc Services
Services$3,505,951
Equipment rental & leasing$742,1155
Physical fitness centers$574,4602
Funeral services$399,2404
Beauty & barber shops$378,5612
Laundries & dry cleaners$314,9702
Pest control$291,4711
Miscellaneous repair services$124,104
Video rental$25,835
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$3,067,3412
Amusement/recreation centers$819,4473
Recreation/Entertainment$193,7202
Amusement parks$110,4311
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,500,07111
Hardware & building materials stores$3,156,227
Drug stores$2,529,8293
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,940,6322
Retail trade$1,693,53113
Apparel & accessory stores$1,237,101
Direct sales$875,165
Consumer electronics & computer stores$570,663
Furniture & appliance stores$389,6142
Catalog & mail order houses$352,0951
Vending Machine Sales & Services$40,4383
Steel Production
Steel$1,928,6644
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$941,4391
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$16,976,26613
Courts & Justice System$1,287,613
US Postal Service$463,7321
Public official (elected or appointed)$182,80324
Municipal & county government organizations$017
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$1,953,09946
Education
Schools & colleges$34,160,62611
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$5,145,8362
Education$1,698,26821
For-profit Education$1,227,844
Medical schools$1,156,4306
Law schools$928,221
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$329,925
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$3,228,003
Philanthropists$1,976,036
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$1,354,9524
Other
Military$1,900,96411
Welfare & Social Work$1,157,60915
International Organizations$189,543
Foreign Governments$0
Transportation
Air Transport
Airlines$3,986,8122
Express delivery services$3,633,5501
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,135,8373
Aircraft manufacturers$962,8712
General aviation (private pilots)$943,280
Space vehicles & components$778,373
Aviation services & airports$427,9431
Air freight$374,849
Air transport$163,072
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$6,490,0663
Auto manufacturers$2,760,6683
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,477,1632
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,336,02110
Car rental agencies$893,529
Automotive, Misc$331,324
Auto repair$258,5995
Misc Transport
Transportation$696,1471
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$390,4692
Pleasure boats$371,7983
Bus services$239,845
Taxicabs$235,358
Freight & delivery services$215,1253
Buses & Taxis$144,888
Motor homes & camper trailers$55,7772
Recreational transport$43,126
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$1,100
Railroads
Railroads$6,888,7371
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$361,585
Railroad transportation$287,9401
Railroad services$152,307
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,321,189
Cruise ships & lines$599,665
Ship building & repair$552,6701
Sea transport$242,441
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,526,0936
Truck & trailer manufacturers$547,346
Trucking$255,9154