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IndustriesContributions 11/29/14 - 11/28/16Bill Positions during 115th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,545,20312
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,408,48019
Farm machinery & equipment$1,202,2596
Veterinarians$1,057,26411
Florists & Nursery Services$765,57512
Grain traders & terminals$630,8883
Farm bureaus$594,88226
Animal feed & health products$501,5856
Farm organizations & cooperatives$473,12338
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$6,087,9485
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,798,3324
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,621,08610
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,005,06725
Cotton$934,2488
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$870,5426
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,589,97026
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,785,59626
Food stores$2,465,12329
Food wholesalers$1,331,9899
Meat processing & products$896,61310
Food & Beverage Products and Services$693,4607
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,909,43915
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,226,27311
Livestock
Livestock$3,717,41024
Horse breeders$327,0245
Feedlots & related livestock services$160,456
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,5423
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$197,85833
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,273,1146
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,347,4674
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$39,537
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$8,842,36826
Computer components & accessories$5,489,89911
Data processing & computer services$2,788,52213
Electronics manufacturing & services$2,472,16637
Computer manufacture & services$2,083,10149
Telecommunications Devices$397,380
Industrial Electronics$380,8651
Other Communication Electronics$17,4141
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$5,438,8926
Social Media$1,947,96113
Vendors$1,665,69514
Internet & Online Services$1,319,61840
Online Entertainment$461,8543
Hosting/Cloud Services$91,1558
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$414,68229
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$11,555,36811
Commercial printing & typesetting$782,1837
Greeting card publishing$225,5971
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$41,6206
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$8,058,45711
Cell/wireless service providers$1,343,33025
Telecommunications$1,080,04231
Satellite communications$1,027,557
Other Communications Services$771,963
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$7,068,71116
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$130,425
TV/Movies/Music
Motion Picture production & distribution$5,971,7712
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$4,401,3268
Commercial TV & radio stations$4,058,83214
Recorded Music & music production$2,346,14311
TV production$1,686,0492
Cable & satellite TV production$1,207,2271
Live theater & other entertainment productions$816,638
Movie Theaters$357,6144
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$219,363
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$4,218,85417
Construction equipment$1,950,60812
Lumber and wood products$635,8037
Building materials$415,43215
Other construction-related products$409,8725
Plumbing & pipe products$341,40315
Electrical Supply$66,0117
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,887,34431
Architectural services$3,168,91713
Engineers - type unknown$3,006,4141
Surveying$150,3465
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$6,871,3724
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$5,143,43118
Builders associations$955,03549
Construction & Public Works$89,00913
Dredging Contractors$82,983
Home Builders
Residential construction$4,298,36233
Mobile home construction$152,1422
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$2,042,91730
Electrical contractors$1,961,73230
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$1,172,19528
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$733,50910
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,498,8888
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$6,388,6335
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$2,039,7643
Ground-based & other weapons systems$902,852
Defense shipbuilders$815,315
Defense Research & Development$561,1421
Homeland Security contractors$265,009
Defense$45,2242
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,386,7584
Electric Power utilities$6,244,85116
Rural electric cooperatives$1,813,04817
Nuclear energy$835,1223
Independent power generation & cogeneration$795,4042
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$703,688
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$687,13410
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$440,13715
Hunting & wildlife$219,95320
Fisheries & wildlife$16,28815
Mining
Coal mining$1,678,03210
Mining$641,03324
Metal mining & processing$634,2808
Mining services & equipment$462,924
Non-metallic mining$83,2562
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,660,3475
Alternate energy production & services$2,283,44710
Power plant construction & equipment$943,186
Water Utilities$840,52611
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$161,25430
Oil & Gas
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,785,7442
Independent oil & gas producers$4,749,06914
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,655,88318
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,682,14015
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,635,9836
Oil & Gas$2,485,15219
Gasoline service stations$1,649,24017
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$183,8516
Fuel oil dealers$97,928
Waste Management
Waste management$715,7853
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$15,231,2767
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$19,852,55095
Banks & lending institutions$3,105,35829
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,297,29377
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$5,342,76912
Payday lenders$1,303,3932
Student loan companies$527,4415
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$16,410,56915
Life insurance$13,071,92831
Accident & health insurance$6,462,51629
Property & casualty insurance$4,852,45427
Insurance$777,40420
Misc Finance
Investors$10,507,9911
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,348,50547
Financial services & consulting$3,382,63616
Other financial services$1,942,16114
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,394,0184
Tax return services$794,6091
Real Estate
Real estate$25,760,26017
Real Estate developers & subdividers$17,153,24522
Real estate agents$11,760,63326
Building operators and managers$4,841,53219
Mortgage bankers and brokers$3,639,65522
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,512,5237
Other real estate services$612,4073
Mobile home dealers & parks$31,319
Savings & Loans
Savings banks & Savings and Loans$520,510
Securities & Investment
Security brokers & investment companies$26,054,84232
Private Equity & Investment Firms$16,572,3194
Hedge Funds$8,199,9171
Investment banking$7,291,6311
Venture capital$5,906,7895
Securities, commodities & investment$2,940,80415
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,764,7673
Discount & Online Brokers$1,604,049
Stock exchanges$607,315
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$18,750,70188
Physicians$17,734,58570
Dentists$5,527,37218
Psychiatrists & psychologists$4,172,40736
Other non-physician health practitioners$3,163,11151
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,625,56211
Nurses$1,600,72948
Pharmacists$1,300,29928
Chiropractors$993,848
Health professionals$101,94352
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$5,712,93313
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,376,45210
Health care services$2,278,63157
Home care services$1,000,03615
Health care Consultants$657,2706
Medical laboratories$596,8195
Mental Health Services$431,27517
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$58,250
AIDS treatment & testing$17,21616
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$14,812,46160
Nursing homes$3,691,10121
Health care institutions$1,609,77625
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$73,602
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,216,020142
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$13,345,27822
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,532,79515
Pharmaceutical wholesale$3,299,69417
Biotech products & research$2,638,15536
Health care products$761,3036
Nutritional & dietary supplements$646,2295
Personal health care products$270,045
Pharmaceutical cannabis$15,500
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$539,08613
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,098,47642
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$54,038,731195
Environment
Environmental policy$6,781,943222
Foreign & Defense Policy
Anti-Castro$1,073,739
Foreign policy$925,30720
Defense policy, doves$420,20217
Defense policy, hawks$83,08323
Pro-Arab$28,6251
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$1,177,96010
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$4,159,98342
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$6,577,734159
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$1,533,02591
Health & welfare policy$946,716264
Children's rights$583,61283
Human Rights$144,022249
Native American Tribes$117,44318
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$649,16670
Elderly issues/Social Security$214,88495
Labor, anti-union$72,93011
Fiscal & tax policy$50,317208
Consumer groups$31,317358
Pro-resource development groups$8,5005
Third-party committees$3,520
Term limits$2,950
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$15,307,98925
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$18,573,910296
Christian Conservative$204,87421
Women's Issues
Women's issues$25,371,572131
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$10,366,36744
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,674,74440
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$2,090,7769
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,219,35060
Automotive Manufacturing union$968,48625
Mining unions$347,6386
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$38,7058
Misc Unions
Commercial service unions$1,209,48762
Food service & related unions$1,106,95436
General commercial unions$647,68316
Entertainment unions$425,89311
Labor Unions$177,20691
Other unions$144,66356
Health worker unions$142,78720
Retail trade unions$34,0001
Agricultural labor unions$13,00015
Other commercial unions$3,000
Defense-related unions$0
Public Sector Unions
Teachers unions$3,149,669102
US Postal Service unions & associations$2,883,83833
Federal employees unions$2,260,95366
State & local govt employee unions$1,594,57474
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,317,590119
Civil service & government unions$1,7516
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,607,43610
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,783,0816
Transportation unions$1,503,93022
Teamsters union$1,229,38642
Other transportation unions$838,1212
Railroad unions$334,9211
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$86,685,79266
Corporate lawyers & law firms$10,118,1012
Trial lawyers & law firms$7,775,65327
Legal Services$197,9565
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$25,199,41916
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,735,9288
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$2,337,9469
Beer$1,107,2514
Alcohol$285,2015
Liquor stores$122,490
Business Associations
General business associations$914,84484
Small business associations$762,937132
Chambers of commerce$469,684177
Pro-business associations$61,92569
International trade associations$21,4005
Business tax coalitions$06
Business Services
Business services$13,805,22240
Management consultants & services$5,202,79913
Advertising & public relations services$3,337,77318
Employment agencies$1,609,7045
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$1,341,1393
Political consultants/advisers$1,200,32811
Marketing research services$995,2665
Security services$898,73814
Outdoor advertising services$573,8685
Direct mail advertising services$183,2862
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,957,8404
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$2,372,4756
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,470,41039
Household cleansers & chemicals$928,6065
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$891,62716
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$381,2237
Explosives$102,9858
Adhesives & Sealants$40,7371
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$8,351,89021
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,874,07310
Fish Processing$572,970
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$572,17011
Food catering & food services$445,58610
Beverage bottling & distribution$231,0001
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$29,440
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$4,515,34316
Lodging & tourism$835,0615
Travel agents$519,9217
Resorts$501,5531
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$39,5755
Misc Business
General commerce$14,829,8881
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$573,445
Wholesale trade$394,90610
Warehousing$326,0504
Import/Export services$204,228
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,340,36421
Clothing & accessories$1,416,5564
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,361,6645
Fabricated metal products$1,184,76815
Heavy industrial manufacturing$962,83410
Manufacturing$824,66569
Paper packaging materials$685,2861
Shoes & leather products$624,9974
Precision instruments$578,9422
Furniture & wood products$516,52515
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$404,8986
Office machines$344,1604
Household & office products$331,07610
Paper, glass & packaging materials$301,47611
Hardware & tools$289,536
Jewelry$283,6894
Metal cans & containers$275,915
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$268,4377
Household appliances$264,5816
Glass products$259,7602
Small arms & ammunition$231,687
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$225,1298
Electrical lighting products$154,2677
Toys$129,1473
Manmade fibers$117,0703
Personal products manufacturing$112,1054
Optical instruments & lenses$89,225
Aluminum mining/processing$57,6201
Electroplating, polishing & related services$54,445
Clocks & watches$31,175
Photographic equipment & supplies$19,2422
Misc Services
Services$3,505,9517
Equipment rental & leasing$742,11511
Physical fitness centers$574,4603
Funeral services$399,2404
Beauty & barber shops$378,5613
Laundries & dry cleaners$314,9705
Pest control$291,4714
Miscellaneous repair services$124,104
Video rental$25,835
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$3,067,3413
Amusement/recreation centers$819,44713
Recreation/Entertainment$193,72013
Amusement parks$110,4314
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,500,07123
Hardware & building materials stores$3,156,2272
Drug stores$2,529,82918
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,940,6326
Retail trade$1,693,53141
Apparel & accessory stores$1,237,1019
Direct sales$875,1651
Consumer electronics & computer stores$570,6634
Furniture & appliance stores$389,6149
Catalog & mail order houses$352,0953
Vending Machine Sales & Services$40,4385
Steel Production
Steel$1,928,66411
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$941,4395
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$16,976,26640
Courts & Justice System$1,287,6133
US Postal Service$463,7321
Public official (elected or appointed)$182,80365
Municipal & county government organizations$058
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$1,953,099165
Education
Schools & colleges$34,160,62641
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$5,145,83618
Education$1,698,26855
For-profit Education$1,227,844
Medical schools$1,156,43030
Law schools$928,2211
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$329,9256
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$3,228,00320
Philanthropists$1,976,0362
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$1,354,95224
Other
Military$1,900,964212
Welfare & Social Work$1,157,60970
International Organizations$189,543
Foreign Governments$0
Transportation
Air Transport
Airlines$3,986,8127
Express delivery services$3,633,5504
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,135,83711
Aircraft manufacturers$962,8718
General aviation (private pilots)$943,2802
Space vehicles & components$778,373
Aviation services & airports$427,9434
Air freight$374,8492
Air transport$163,0723
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$6,490,06612
Auto manufacturers$2,760,66815
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,477,1635
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,336,02121
Car rental agencies$893,5291
Automotive, Misc$331,3241
Auto repair$258,5998
Misc Transport
Transportation$696,1476
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$390,4699
Pleasure boats$371,79813
Bus services$239,8455
Taxicabs$235,358
Freight & delivery services$215,1257
Buses & Taxis$144,888
Motor homes & camper trailers$55,7773
Recreational transport$43,1262
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$1,100
Railroads
Railroads$6,888,7375
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$361,585
Railroad transportation$287,9403
Railroad services$152,307
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,321,1893
Cruise ships & lines$599,665
Ship building & repair$552,6702
Sea transport$242,4413
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,526,09314
Truck & trailer manufacturers$547,3464
Trucking$255,91515