Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 08/01/10 - 07/31/12Bill Positions during 2013-2014
Agriculture
Agricultural Services/Products
Farm machinery & equipment$65,1394
Veterinarians$15,568
Animal feed & health products$10,779
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$9,653
Agricultural services & related industries$8,935
Farm organizations & cooperatives$3,311
Grain traders & terminals$3,200
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$71,204
Cranberry Growers$33,977
Potato Farmers$17,300
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$15,685
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$7,1751
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$1,945
Ginseng production & processing$1,350
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Cotton$0
Sugar cane & sugar beets$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$137,8564
Livestock
Livestock$37,988
Sheep and Wool Producers$0
Feedlots & related livestock services$0
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$6,9152
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$2,675
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$15,000
Banking & Finance
Accountants
Accountants$167,641
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$223,413
Banks & lending institutions$32,150
Credit Unions
Credit unions$52,985
Finance/Credit Companies
Check cashing companies$107,480
Credit agencies & finance companies$19,725
Misc Finance
Other financial services$33,365
Investors$29,708
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$7,800
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$3,488
Tax return services$2,879
Financial services & consulting$305
Real Estate
Mortgage bankers and brokers$18,050
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$21,305
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$204,256
Venture capital$58,552
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,800
Investment banking$750
Securities, commodities & investment$125
Stock exchanges$0
Business
Agricultural Services/Products
Florists & Nursery Services$35,665
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor stores$3,900
Business Associations
Chambers of commerce$39,2011
General business associations$16,399
Small business organizations$3,3505
Pro-business organizations$3024
General commerce$0
Business Services
Management consultants & services$79,417
Employment agencies$25,826
Advertising & public relations services$25,537
Business services$24,176
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$12,938
Marketing research services$7,585
Security services$2,225
Direct mail advertising services$800
Electronics Mfg & Services
Electronics manufacturing & services$16,710
Engineers
Engineers - type unknown$4,470
Food Processing & Sales
Food stores$53,4891
Misc Business
Warehousing$13,205
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$100
Misc Services
Funeral services$56,288
Consultants$18,368
Beauty & barber shops$13,843
Services$8,775
Physical fitness centers$4,930
Miscellaneous repair services$3,549
Laundries & dry cleaners$2,424
Pest control$1,000
Equipment rental & leasing$210
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$43,3881
Commercial printing & typesetting$37,819
Greeting card publishing$100
Printing, publishing & allied industries$0
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$40,7401
Miscellaneous retail stores$28,146
Vending Machine Sales & Services$28,075
Hardware & building materials stores$9,034
Furniture & appliance stores$8,365
Catalog & mail order houses$6,488
Apparel & accessory stores$6,312
Consumer electronics & computer stores$5,375
Retail trade$5,2761
Rent-to-own$3,150
Direct sales$2,250
Drug stores$650
Civil servant/public employee
Civil Servants/Public Employee
Civil servant/public employee$99,77015
Public official (elected or appointed)$93,641
Courts & Justice System$61,555
Local Officials$48,164
Executive Branch officials$12,715
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$82,230
Other construction-related products$78,728
Lumber and wood products$18,940
Construction equipment$16,385
Electrical Supply$8,922
Plumbing & pipe products$7,675
Building materials$750
Fire Protection Materials$400
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$75,596
Architectural services$12,026
Surveying$200
General Contractors
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$131,9701
Builders associations$10,2704
Construction, unclassified$7,150
Construction & Public Works$100
Home Builders
Residential construction$92,8401
Mobile home construction$4,800
Special Trade Contractors
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$76,505
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$31,202
Special trade contractors$30,747
Electrical contractors$25,665
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$100
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$250
Misc Defense
Military$6,040
Top 100 prime contractors$1,525
Defense-related services$890
Ground-based & other weapons systems$200
Defense$190
Defense Research & Development$0
Defense shipbuilders$0
Education
Education
Schools & colleges$258,049
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$123,186
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$88,943
Medical schools$32,898
Education$14,268
Law schools$11,160
Preschool/Day care$2,960
Energy
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$179,872
Rural electric cooperatives$36,4754
Electric Power utilities$7,514
Municipally owned utilities$1,525
Independent power generation & cogeneration$1,200
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$12,580
Alternate energy production & services$11,5152
Power plant construction & equipment$9,375
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$1,6003
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy$105
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$0
Health Professionals
Health Professionals
Physicians$440,1904
Chiropractors$272,258
Dentists$225,580
Anesthesiologists$46,122
Nurses$32,259
Psychiatrists & psychologists$29,503
Ophthalmologists$27,247
Optometrists$26,595
Pharmacists$23,338
Nurse anesthetists$23,292
Other non-physician health practitioners$17,435
Physical therapists/Rehabilitation$16,318
Podiatrists$9,140
Health professionals$2,1251
Health Services/Institutions
Health Services
HMOs$76,903
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$19,308
Health care services$16,144
Home care services$10,131
Medical laboratories$5,575
AIDS treatment & testing$1,775
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$300
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$182,3794
Nursing homes$64,845
Health care institutions$2,000
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$350
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$8,255
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$62,960
Medical supplies manufacturing & sales$32,325
Personal health care products$11,950
Pharmaceutical wholesale/retail$4,500
Biotech products & research$1,675
Nutritional & dietary supplements$0
Health care products$0
Insurance
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$269,8082
Life insurance$147,555
Accident & health insurance$72,745
Property & casualty insurance$10,8652
Insurance$0
Labor Unions
Building Trade Unions
Building trades unions$201,2634
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$13,0002
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$11,600
Communications & hi-tech unions$7,475
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$0
Mining unions$0
Misc Unions
Other unions$22,5674
Health worker unions$10,665
Labor Unions$8,5154
Food service & related unions$4,820
Defense-related unions$0
Agricultural labor unions$0
General commercial unions$0
Entertainment unions$0
Retail trade unions$0
Commercial service unions$0
Other commercial unions$0
Public Sector Unions
Teachers unions$364,076
Police & firefighters unions & associations$94,496
State & local govt employee unions$35,957
US Postal Service unions & associations$100
Federal employees unions$0
Civil service & government unions$0
Transportation Unions
Railroad unions$40,354
Automotive unions$9,900
Teamsters union$7,039
Other transportation unions$5,235
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,000
Air transport unions$100
Transportation unions$02
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Attorneys & law firms$3,6504
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$741,383
Lobbyists/PR
Lobbyists & Public Relations$110,865
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Manufacturing & Distributing
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$218,697
Beer$26,640
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$3,147
Alcohol$2,000
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$35,860
Chemicals$20,273
Paints, Solvents and Coatings$16,300
Household cleansers & chemicals$12,255
Adhesives & Sealants$4,550
Explosives$100
Food & Beverage
Beverage bottling & distribution$4,525
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$3,1301
Confectionary processors & manufacturers$2,750
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$1,800
Fish Processing$0
Food Processing & Sales
Meat processing & products$43,400
Food and kindred products manufacturing$38,2295
Food wholesalers$14,080
Food & Beverage Products and Services$1,000
Misc Business
Wholesale trade$9,089
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$280,067
Furniture & wood products$41,865
Manufacturing$26,53022
Fabricated metal products$24,760
Hardware & tools$17,881
Paper packaging materials$15,570
Precision instruments$15,000
Clothing & accessories$11,552
Heavy industrial manufacturing$10,850
Electroplating, polishing & related services$10,275
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$9,267
Electrical lighting products$9,218
Office machines$8,775
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$7,795
Small arms & ammunition$6,780
Household appliances$5,150
Metal cans & containers$4,875
Smelting and non-petroleum refining$3,375
Paper, glass & packaging materials$2,810
Household & office products$2,450
Toys$2,188
Shoes & leather products$1,700
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,465
Clocks & watches$1,100
Jewelry$1,000
Personal products manufacturing$1,000
Photographic equipment & supplies$725
Optical instruments & lenses$650
Manmade fibers$6001
Glass products$500
Steel Production
Steel$10,100
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$1,550
Natural Resources
Commercial Fishing
Fishing$3,233
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$26,891
Water Utilities$1,9501
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fisheries & wildlife$1,6502
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$33,435
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$27,085
Hunting
Hunting & wildlife$3,9822
Mining
Metal mining & processing$14,2502
Coal mining$9,500
Mining services & equipment$7,769
Non-metallic mining$1,774
Mining$1,2002
Metal processing$800
Oil & Gas Industry
Gasoline service stations$98,8614
Independent oil & gas producers$51,150
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$8,300
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$8,050
Petroleum refining & marketing$7,350
Oil & Gas$1,400
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$1,000
Fuel oil dealers$200
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$0
Waste Management
Waste management$23,593
Non-Profit/Social Services
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$47,591
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$10,911
Social Services
Welfare & Social Work$61,4631
Political/Ideological
Abortion Policy
Abortion policy$0
Abortion Policy/Pro-Choice
Abortion policy, Pro-Choice$23,460
Abortion Policy/Pro-Life
Abortion policy, Pro-Life$3,301
Civil Servants/Public Employee
Legislative aides$58,247
Democratic/Liberal
Liberal/Democrat$26,0014
Environment
Environmental policy$35,9012
Foreign & Defense Policy
Defense policy, doves$4501
Foreign policy$0
Defense policy, hawks$0
Anti-Castro$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$0
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$11,0002
Gun Rights/Gun Control
Gun policy$0
Human Rights
Health & welfare policy$30,6901
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$3,650
Children's rights$3,1001
Human Rights$2,8502
Minority/Ethnic Groups$7002
Misc Issues
School choice$44,700
Fiscal & tax policy$1,4002
Animal Rights$875
Consumer groups$2502
Elderly issues/Social Security$1002
Labor, anti-union$0
Political Consultants
Political consultants$27,605
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$250
Republican/Conservative
Conservative/Republican$24,8302
Third Party
Third-party candidates$0
Women's Issues
Women's issues$14,3552
Real Estate
Real Estate
Real estate agents & managers$224,640
Real Estate developers & subdividers$94,522
Building operators and managers$86,028
Real estate$20,002
Other real estate services$11,476
Title insurance & title abstract offices$8,925
Mobile home dealers & parks$8,200
Road Construction
Road Construction
Road Construction$286,181
Telecommunications & Computers
Computer Equipment & Services
Data processing & computer services$60,5101
Computer software$18,968
Computers, components & accessories$15,610
Computer manufacture & services$2,885
Telecom Services & Equipment
Telephone & communications equipment$15,730
Cellular systems and equipment$9,745
Online computer services$9,062
Telecommunications$8,767
Other Communications Services$7,525
Satellite communications$200
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$102,857
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$2,538
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Restaurants & drinking establishments$216,1064
Business Services
Outdoor advertising services$9,825
Casinos/Gambling
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$17,325
Food & Beverage
Food catering & food services$4,670
Lodging/Tourism
Resorts$23,677
Travel agents$20,220
Hotels & motels$19,403
Lodging & tourism$2,300
Media/Entertainment
Cable & satellite TV production & distribution$36,225
Commercial TV & radio stations$13,587
TV production & distribution$10,578
Movie Theaters$10,300
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$7,338
Live theater & other entertainment productions$5,439
Motion picture production & distribution$3,299
Public television & radio$1,850
Recorded Music & music production$1,200
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$0
Misc Services
Video tape rental$0
Misc Transport
Pleasure boats$14,795
Recreational transport$800
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$759
Motor homes & camper trailers$0
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Amusement/recreation centers$25,256
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$11,950
Fireworks$8,850
Amusement parks$3,250
Recreation/Entertainment$1,450
Transportation
Air Transport
Airlines$7,511
Aviation services & airports$6,115
Express delivery services$5,600
Aircraft parts & equipment$5,200
Aircraft manufacturers$1,334
Air transport$1,000
Air freight$950
Space vehicles & components$356
General aviation (private pilots)$100
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$114,8554
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$34,145
Auto repair$13,076
Car & truck rental agencies$9,900
Auto manufacturers$3,650
Automotive & Trucking$2,350
Auto cleaning$1,500
Driving Schools$825
Auto dealers, Japanese imports$0
Misc Transport
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$13,775
Bus services$6,625
Freight & delivery services$5,325
Taxicabs$1,800
Transportation$1,1041
Buses & Taxis$600
Railroads
Railroads$19,750
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$310
Railroad services$250
Railroad transportation$0
Sea Transport
Ship building & repair$800
Sea freight & passenger services$700
Sea transport$0
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$70,042
Truck & trailer manufacturers$9,155
Trucking$08