Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 07/01/14 - 06/30/16Bill Positions during 115th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,460,9364
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,461,0584
Farm machinery & equipment$1,169,6263
Veterinarians$930,725
Farm bureaus$648,7968
Farm organizations & cooperatives$586,2878
Florists & Nursery Services$577,3584
Grain traders & terminals$569,4732
Animal feed & health products$489,4432
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$6,261,6111
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,535,7542
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,612,9283
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,145,0517
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$895,3704
Cotton$894,2484
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,706,3647
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,706,2103
Food stores$2,225,5599
Food wholesalers$1,422,3344
Meat processing & products$898,3273
Food & Beverage Products and Services$653,7291
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,921,2006
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,171,5922
Livestock
Livestock$3,866,6009
Horse breeders$362,6092
Feedlots & related livestock services$155,631
Sheep and Wool Producers$22,0922
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$264,0818
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,383,3851
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$4,105,0883
Data processing & computer services$2,082,829
Electronics manufacturing & services$2,037,6024
Computer manufacture & services$1,672,9392
Telecommunications Devices$321,628
Industrial Electronics$319,054
Other Communication Electronics$21,514
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$3,459,0491
Vendors$1,184,5692
Social Media$1,163,3991
Internet & Online Services$936,1405
Online Entertainment$352,5811
Hosting/Cloud Services$36,4441
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$282,8414
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$7,146,2632
Commercial printing & typesetting$656,6494
Greeting card publishing$268,7811
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$26,784
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$8,255,5591
Cell/wireless service providers$1,148,4142
Telecommunications$994,78910
Satellite communications$889,569
Other Communications Services$616,609
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$7,332,8237
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$125,159
TV/Movies/Music
Commercial TV & radio stations$3,654,1142
Motion Picture production & distribution$3,595,608
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$3,455,7781
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$4,103,5013
Construction equipment$1,862,2063
Lumber and wood products$734,3671
Other construction-related products$457,251
Building materials$425,4104
Plumbing & pipe products$338,7463
Electrical Supply$45,1453
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,564,5848
Engineers - type unknown$2,554,528
Architectural services$2,275,1803
Surveying$149,750
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$6,643,9241
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,920,6343
Builders associations$876,47510
Dredging Contractors$65,660
Construction & Public Works$65,4321
Home Builders
Residential construction$3,977,4185
Mobile home construction$102,053
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$1,935,3845
Electrical contractors$1,727,9189
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$1,054,9126
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$664,9533
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$58,8521
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,445,7552
Electric Power utilities$6,173,6122
Rural electric cooperatives$2,031,4314
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$479,1962
Hunting & wildlife$163,4383
Fisheries & wildlife$10,1782
Mining
Coal mining$2,190,7801
Metal mining & processing$677,9602
Mining services & equipment$629,374
Mining$627,51710
Non-metallic mining$87,3261
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,557,4791
Alternate energy production & services$1,801,6641
Power plant construction & equipment$1,130,766
Water Utilities$812,1871
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$193,0787
Oil & Gas
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$5,223,188
Independent oil & gas producers$5,209,5034
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,648,6624
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,893,7241
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,631,2942
Oil & Gas$2,890,7715
Gasoline service stations$1,595,7955
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$180,4373
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$19,321,6598
Banks & lending institutions$3,496,8885
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,252,19710
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$4,907,6152
Payday lenders$1,200,657
Student loan companies$460,5162
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$15,316,8762
Life insurance$13,413,4856
Accident & health insurance$6,182,2883
Property & casualty insurance$5,137,9843
Insurance$732,3271
Misc Finance
Investors$8,973,036
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,040,8255
Financial services & consulting$2,536,5272
Other financial services$1,554,8002
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,239,988
Tax return services$722,832
Real Estate
Real estate$21,909,918
Real Estate developers & subdividers$15,845,4033
Real estate agents$10,464,6293
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$24,229,9945
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$2,784,4061
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,905,9191
Discount & Online Brokers$1,407,273
Stock exchanges$673,249
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$17,910,94110
Physicians$15,124,4285
Dentists$5,252,5961
Other non-physician health practitioners$2,727,6281
Psychiatrists & psychologists$2,539,3213
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,437,8384
Nurses$1,625,1813
Pharmacists$1,373,7166
Chiropractors$753,875
Health professionals$85,1174
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$4,883,718
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,335,159
Health care services$1,990,7874
Home care services$838,391
Medical laboratories$536,916
Health care Consultants$408,954
Mental Health Services$385,1282
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$71,450
AIDS treatment & testing$15,265
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$11,004,5334
Nursing homes$3,429,0492
Health care institutions$1,229,1613
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$29,625
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,318,19012
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$12,474,5032
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,489,8253
Pharmaceutical wholesale$3,281,9552
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$462,4814
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$1,633,76310
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$25,876,25125
Environment
Environmental policy$5,425,86235
Foreign & Defense Policy
Anti-Castro$790,692
Foreign policy$549,8682
Defense policy, doves$335,9042
Defense policy, hawks$37,600
Pro-Arab$20,950
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$3,170
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$3,396,4017
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$3,236,27422
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$1,003,8434
Health & welfare policy$833,27931
Children's rights$626,89116
Native American Tribes$128,2813
Human Rights$85,51224
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$557,90715
Elderly issues/Social Security$197,51315
Consumer groups$63,93440
Labor, anti-union$58,4001
Fiscal & tax policy$20,61431
Pro-resource development groups$9,3251
Term limits$2,950
Third-party committees$2,000
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$11,773,2941
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$15,662,96859
Christian Conservative$180,4947
Women's Issues
Women's issues$11,121,21314
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$10,311,90910
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,796,6127
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$1,990,3861
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,257,2737
Automotive Manufacturing union$1,001,9152
Mining unions$273,138
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$54,025
Misc Unions
Commercial service unions$1,067,9868
Food service & related unions$1,048,3085
General commercial unions$767,9062
Entertainment unions$455,8581
Other unions$193,7805
Labor Unions$164,41413
Health worker unions$85,6455
Retail trade unions$33,000
Agricultural labor unions$15,0001
Other commercial unions$3,250
Defense-related unions$1,000
Public Sector Unions
Teachers unions$2,732,15610
US Postal Service unions & associations$2,662,8282
Federal employees unions$1,918,0617
State & local govt employee unions$1,372,9257
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,279,05630
Civil service & government unions$1,0341
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,683,6831
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,931,009
Transportation unions$1,489,0702
Teamsters union$1,223,9619
Other transportation unions$1,007,637
Railroad unions$383,8001
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$68,906,2949
Corporate lawyers & law firms$7,682,964
Trial lawyers & law firms$5,889,85610
Legal Services$88,1931
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$22,668,443
Registered Foreign Agents$5,400
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,706,4163
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,909,9445
Beer$1,079,3952
Alcohol$283,7464
Liquor stores$103,168
Business Associations
General business associations$814,90414
Small business associations$764,99921
Chambers of commerce$429,92923
Pro-business associations$72,1705
International trade associations$13,400
Business tax coalitions$04
Business Services
Business services$10,536,1975
Management consultants & services$3,830,354
Advertising & public relations services$2,531,8013
Employment agencies$1,170,249
Security services$915,2233
Political consultants/advisers$897,1903
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$869,911
Marketing research services$699,781
Outdoor advertising services$489,7103
Direct mail advertising services$204,6572
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,974,3921
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,891,9221
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,593,5739
Household cleansers & chemicals$924,389
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$857,1623
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$364,061
Explosives$95,0851
Adhesives & Sealants$55,287
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$7,798,5144
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,650,1561
Fish Processing$593,928
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$451,4963
Food catering & food services$412,8125
Beverage bottling & distribution$221,222
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$27,740
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$3,941,5002
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$424,4673
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$398,035
Warehousing$357,6942
Import/Export services$198,358
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,288,5153
Fabricated metal products$1,244,4394
Clothing & accessories$1,218,065
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,125,9512
Heavy industrial manufacturing$995,2491
Manufacturing$721,21614
Paper packaging materials$637,260
Shoes & leather products$512,464
Precision instruments$503,767
Furniture & wood products$499,1115
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$369,240
Hardware & tools$335,539
Office machines$305,5621
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$303,2873
Paper, glass & packaging materials$276,7372
Household & office products$240,1763
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$13,0791
Misc Services
Services$2,387,983
Equipment rental & leasing$709,1613
Physical fitness centers$377,5981
Funeral services$354,7982
Beauty & barber shops$271,1262
Pest control$248,4561
Laundries & dry cleaners$203,1321
Miscellaneous repair services$159,051
Video rental$23,795
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$2,691,5042
Amusement/recreation centers$750,4771
Recreation/Entertainment$164,1751
Amusement parks$159,619
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,415,8277
Hardware & building materials stores$3,111,252
Drug stores$2,282,5202
Retail trade$1,575,6836
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,366,6082
Apparel & accessory stores$1,056,077
Direct sales$909,395
Consumer electronics & computer stores$499,259
Furniture & appliance stores$326,6352
Catalog & mail order houses$310,7001
Vending Machine Sales & Services$41,8673
Steel Production
Steel$1,899,5692
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$915,3061
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$9,996,3833
Courts & Justice System$668,164
US Postal Service$299,2331
Public official (elected or appointed)$152,7929
Municipal & county government organizations$09
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$1,217,40525
Education
Schools & colleges$19,059,1555
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$2,883,060
For-profit Education$1,295,914
Education$1,149,33711
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$1,218,7204
Welfare & Social Work$745,0317
International Organizations$95,113
Foreign Governments$0
Transportation
Air Transport
Express delivery services$3,665,4251
Airlines$3,500,6242
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,184,8053
Aircraft manufacturers$918,3882
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$6,050,8523
Auto manufacturers$2,560,6361
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,449,2442
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,209,8535
Car rental agencies$940,625
Automotive, Misc$289,690
Auto repair$263,1003
Misc Transport
Transportation$754,8741
Pleasure boats$356,9221
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$331,3392
Freight & delivery services$266,8113
Bus services$233,844
Taxicabs$188,016
Buses & Taxis$112,735
Motor homes & camper trailers$47,4772
Recreational transport$37,151
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$350
Railroads
Railroads$7,669,0671
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$417,847
Railroad transportation$194,5211
Railroad services$186,888
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,184,202
Cruise ships & lines$590,682
Ship building & repair$557,4351
Sea transport$216,918
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,408,3344
Truck & trailer manufacturers$462,540
Trucking$234,8613