Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 04/01/13 - 03/31/15Bill Positions during 114th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,395,52925
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,206,15051
Farm organizations & cooperatives$1,061,55655
Farm machinery & equipment$1,016,41316
Veterinarians$669,04915
Animal feed & health products$458,86032
Florists & Nursery Services$454,21725
Grain traders & terminals$383,25013
Farm bureaus$44,69961
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$5,681,45928
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,667,40117
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,375,42733
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,057,80052
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$848,79031
Cotton$635,60824
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,628,75036
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,439,54052
Food stores$1,987,34454
Food wholesalers$1,020,85319
Meat processing & products$990,14920
Food & Beverage Products and Services$514,56216
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,894,17845
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,178,1678
Livestock
Livestock$3,215,25941
Horse breeders$226,55111
Feedlots & related livestock services$150,8753
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,9255
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$322,03054
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,308,73030
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,581,5288
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$0
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$4,418,18348
Computer components & accessories$2,222,23637
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,611,94863
Data processing & computer services$1,416,4459
Computer manufacture & services$1,066,23968
Telecommunications Devices$274,52510
Industrial Electronics$140,9652
Other Communication Electronics$05
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$1,876,72813
Social Media$720,59117
Vendors$669,57616
Internet & Online Services$419,73335
Online Entertainment$128,7503
Hosting/Cloud Services$018
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$175,22536
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,378,59838
Commercial printing & typesetting$499,24621
Greeting card publishing$151,800
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$26,7507
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$7,041,55626
Cell/wireless service providers$1,128,98835
Telecommunications$973,55933
Satellite communications$661,1562
Other Communications Services$566,5332
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$6,916,25629
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$69,040
TV/Movies/Music
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,871,23219
Motion Picture production & distribution$1,976,4939
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$1,958,20714
Cable & satellite TV production$1,017,1173
Recorded Music & music production$894,43613
TV production$692,4431
Live theater & other entertainment productions$431,8556
Movie Theaters$108,0008
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$72,6504
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$3,689,53251
Construction equipment$1,539,26050
Lumber and wood products$738,57421
Other construction-related products$368,25014
Plumbing & pipe products$355,78237
Building materials$319,00037
Electrical Supply$73,2489
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,288,07841
Engineers - type unknown$1,630,4449
Architectural services$1,192,64912
Surveying$114,3503
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$5,503,9925
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,761,32863
Builders associations$1,067,63455
Dredging Contractors$58,2752
Construction & Public Works$31,20011
Home Builders
Residential construction$3,569,82558
Mobile home construction$100,3903
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$1,641,89438
Electrical contractors$1,519,34643
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$793,69240
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$552,96117
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,678,18619
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$5,949,8134
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$1,605,8704
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$6,307,81424
Electric Power utilities$6,049,27452
Rural electric cooperatives$2,275,29843
Nuclear energy$743,9656
Independent power generation & cogeneration$665,0354
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$594,750
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$510,0206
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$376,12936
Hunting & wildlife$31,25023
Fisheries & wildlife$9,80015
Mining
Coal mining$3,696,27017
Mining services & equipment$1,387,4942
Mining$931,24738
Metal mining & processing$790,00021
Non-metallic mining$57,4119
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,220,62614
Alternate energy production & services$1,413,69229
Power plant construction & equipment$1,201,6364
Water Utilities$651,85321
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$122,50037
Oil & Gas
Independent oil & gas producers$5,483,39424
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,967,78836
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,645,30316
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,912,40233
Oil & Gas$3,616,18440
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,506,93336
Gasoline service stations$1,535,46224
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$190,6008
Fuel oil dealers$67,3501
Waste Management
Waste management$657,27912
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$11,268,92115
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$16,378,66584
Banks & lending institutions$2,920,05322
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,354,72366
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$4,435,63919
Payday lenders$1,149,010
Student loan companies$376,7751
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$12,998,29045
Life insurance$11,303,95525
Accident & health insurance$5,303,62433
Property & casualty insurance$4,472,76731
Insurance$676,68720
Misc Finance
Investors$7,523,1747
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$3,147,29750
Financial services & consulting$1,886,60421
Other financial services$1,096,46111
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,002,7489
Tax return services$420,4692
Real Estate
Real Estate developers & subdividers$13,117,90343
Real estate$13,106,08422
Real estate agents$9,001,29733
Building operators and managers$3,435,71030
Mortgage bankers and brokers$2,083,25223
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,379,31113
Other real estate services$288,2156
Mobile home dealers & parks$15,080
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$323,7601
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$21,191,32935
Private Equity & Investment Firms$11,069,8801
Hedge Funds$5,756,802
Investment banking$5,152,66410
Venture capital$3,960,86125
Securities, commodities & investment$2,089,3268
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,904,2702
Discount & Online Brokers$965,6753
Stock exchanges$559,5252
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$17,194,462130
Physicians$12,109,35375
Dentists$4,349,90027
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,368,83621
Other non-physician health practitioners$2,293,51871
Nurses$1,604,08783
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,156,62570
Pharmacists$1,078,62620
Chiropractors$350,7921
Health professionals$83,90099
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$3,660,45010
Health care services$2,191,66059
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,073,21517
Home care services$986,88028
Medical laboratories$507,5509
Mental Health Services$414,15041
Health care Consultants$165,9572
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$28,3502
AIDS treatment & testing$8,65016
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$7,662,52968
Nursing homes$3,382,18524
Health care institutions$943,47626
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$27,150
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,376,450222
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$10,244,48846
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,144,98445
Pharmaceutical wholesale$2,749,0059
Biotech products & research$1,768,53374
Nutritional & dietary supplements$462,61410
Health care products$431,33017
Personal health care products$264,073
Pharmaceutical cannabis$2,4502
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$592,23918
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$1,588,85743
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$5,878,023198
Environment
Environmental policy$5,047,101221
Foreign & Defense Policy
Defense policy, doves$507,98637
Anti-Castro$393,700
Foreign policy$156,20038
Defense policy, hawks$27,89820
Pro-Arab$7,2501
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$9,7507
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$2,754,45549
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,540,915192
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$978,87389
Children's rights$583,228114
Health & welfare policy$320,036382
Native American Tribes$139,57323
Human Rights$41,350309
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$394,12562
Elderly issues/Social Security$276,58193
Labor, anti-union$87,2508
Fiscal & tax policy$63,200192
Consumer groups$43,000347
Pro-resource development groups$9,3258
Third-party committees$2,000
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Term limits$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$10,221,70216
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$12,020,176215
Christian Conservative$183,93146
Women's Issues
Women's issues$4,436,740182
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$11,329,96335
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,525,59069
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$1,564,47613
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,119,69049
Automotive Manufacturing union$981,90047
Mining unions$229,5003
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$55,8002
Misc Unions
Food service & related unions$1,422,97545
Commercial service unions$1,383,35060
General commercial unions$587,80016
Entertainment unions$347,55015
Other unions$225,53033
Labor Unions$93,587144
Health worker unions$49,15014
Retail trade unions$35,7584
Agricultural labor unions$20,0008
Other commercial unions$2,750
Defense-related unions$2,600
Public Sector Unions
US Postal Service unions & associations$3,235,72022
Teachers unions$2,924,270142
Federal employees unions$1,818,775101
State & local govt employee unions$1,631,275115
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,330,896105
Civil service & government unions$1,7902
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,332,25018
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$2,157,4658
Transportation unions$1,729,35025
Teamsters union$1,322,00057
Other transportation unions$829,8505
Railroad unions$427,0756
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$49,292,34555
Corporate lawyers & law firms$4,979,4774
Trial lawyers & law firms$4,748,97542
Legal Services$40,2655
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$20,106,5751
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,454,33710
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,561,30117
Beer$1,022,9998
Alcohol$217,4994
Liquor stores$42,398
Business Associations
General business associations$1,070,283117
Small business associations$696,635224
Chambers of commerce$390,544234
Pro-business associations$73,19533
International trade associations$22,30026
Business tax coalitions$05
Business Services
Business services$6,301,05350
Management consultants & services$3,012,9756
Advertising & public relations services$1,609,72212
Security services$859,50614
Employment agencies$814,95510
Political consultants/advisers$572,57910
Outdoor advertising services$469,1628
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$412,1804
Marketing research services$292,72813
Direct mail advertising services$219,0254
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,743,4252
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,657,23521
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,332,98870
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$751,94229
Household cleansers & chemicals$738,46217
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$379,55021
Adhesives & Sealants$84,45010
Explosives$83,40013
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$6,992,97859
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,327,74024
Fish Processing$564,8805
Food catering & food services$400,68025
Beverage bottling & distribution$299,8932
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$297,69617
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$28,2005
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$2,457,30639
Lodging & tourism$539,10417
Travel agents$390,0789
Resorts$285,0857
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$11,4018
Misc Business
General commerce$5,677,5348
Wholesale trade$374,29138
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$327,7494
Warehousing$297,51715
Import/Export services$154,65813
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,057,46164
Fabricated metal products$1,258,49435
Heavy industrial manufacturing$964,35022
Toiletries & cosmetics$930,69121
Clothing & accessories$859,41622
Paper packaging materials$665,9347
Manufacturing$654,704135
Precision instruments$470,4606
Furniture & wood products$458,43022
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$438,10616
Shoes & leather products$399,94216
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$335,95010
Paper, glass & packaging materials$287,20312
Office machines$248,39715
Hardware & tools$240,2506
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$227,60019
Household & office products$215,88026
Glass products$159,5881
Metal cans & containers$144,2506
Small arms & ammunition$126,100
Household appliances$120,77013
Jewelry$113,4636
Personal products manufacturing$112,00524
Toys$94,53012
Manmade fibers$81,1509
Electrical lighting products$75,8117
Optical instruments & lenses$69,0831
Aluminum mining/processing$36,55013
Photographic equipment & supplies$27,1501
Electroplating, polishing & related services$26,875
Clocks & watches$5,500
Misc Services
Services$1,375,3308
Equipment rental & leasing$662,22727
Funeral services$355,8866
Pest control$229,8189
Physical fitness centers$228,9651
Beauty & barber shops$179,46510
Laundries & dry cleaners$160,77513
Miscellaneous repair services$142,638
Video rental$30,2501
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$1,983,91612
Amusement/recreation centers$535,97028
Recreation/Entertainment$126,02031
Amusement parks$123,1005
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,269,68641
Hardware & building materials stores$2,680,35013
Drug stores$2,180,05218
Retail trade$1,284,77790
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,038,73912
Apparel & accessory stores$794,01318
Direct sales$760,5577
Consumer electronics & computer stores$433,1909
Furniture & appliance stores$326,3018
Catalog & mail order houses$218,6001
Vending Machine Sales & Services$14,1844
Steel Production
Steel$1,642,20832
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$827,01120
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$4,041,94134
Courts & Justice System$226,0797
Public official (elected or appointed)$103,44999
US Postal Service$33,152
Municipal & county government organizations$5,85064
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$492,751221
Education
Schools & colleges$7,516,47265
For-profit Education$1,687,1664
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$898,06435
Education$730,852107
Medical schools$459,26434
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$257,7745
Law schools$237,6621
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$2,344,9326
Philanthropists$942,8691
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$374,67636
Other
Welfare & Social Work$426,06588
Military$390,31699
International Organizations$17,961
Foreign Governments$1,000
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$3,118,59114
Airlines$2,745,44213
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,273,28515
Aircraft manufacturers$963,85021
General aviation (private pilots)$855,8104
Space vehicles & components$702,0555
Aviation services & airports$406,3492
Air freight$330,3803
Air transport$72,65518
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$5,519,01916
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,292,67911
Auto manufacturers$1,798,11848
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,007,04553
Car rental agencies$949,7001
Auto repair$236,85418
Automotive, Misc$233,62712
Misc Transport
Transportation$511,69321
Pleasure boats$324,06920
Freight & delivery services$242,15031
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$239,12015
Bus services$238,43710
Taxicabs$123,9432
Recreational transport$47,39012
Buses & Taxis$40,580
Motor homes & camper trailers$24,5506
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$1,0009
Railroads
Railroads$6,954,75928
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$279,406
Railroad services$249,0253
Railroad transportation$65,9004
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,211,60821
Ship building & repair$753,3022
Cruise ships & lines$510,6462
Sea transport$306,85830
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,176,34450
Truck & trailer manufacturers$470,3471
Trucking$196,52525