Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 11/29/14 - 11/28/16Bill Positions during 115th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,545,2037
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,408,48013
Farm machinery & equipment$1,202,2596
Veterinarians$1,057,2645
Florists & Nursery Services$765,5759
Grain traders & terminals$630,8882
Farm bureaus$594,88220
Animal feed & health products$501,5856
Farm organizations & cooperatives$473,12320
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$6,087,9482
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,798,3324
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,621,0866
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,005,06717
Cotton$934,2488
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$870,5424
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,589,97013
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,785,59614
Food stores$2,465,12323
Food wholesalers$1,331,9896
Meat processing & products$896,6138
Food & Beverage Products and Services$693,4606
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,909,43912
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,226,2738
Livestock
Livestock$3,717,41014
Horse breeders$327,0243
Feedlots & related livestock services$160,456
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,5422
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$197,85819
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,273,1143
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,347,4672
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$39,537
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$8,842,36814
Computer components & accessories$5,489,8997
Data processing & computer services$2,788,5227
Electronics manufacturing & services$2,472,16622
Computer manufacture & services$2,083,10126
Telecommunications Devices$397,380
Industrial Electronics$380,8651
Other Communication Electronics$17,414
Internet
Search Engine/Email Services$5,438,8924
Social Media$1,947,9616
Vendors$1,665,6959
Internet & Online Services$1,319,61821
Online Entertainment$461,8542
Hosting/Cloud Services$91,1556
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$414,68212
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$11,555,3689
Commercial printing & typesetting$782,1836
Greeting card publishing$225,5971
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$41,6202
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$8,058,4576
Cell/wireless service providers$1,343,33012
Telecommunications$1,080,04216
Satellite communications$1,027,557
Other Communications Services$771,963
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$7,068,7119
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$130,425
TV/Movies/Music
Motion Picture production & distribution$5,971,7711
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$4,401,3263
Commercial TV & radio stations$4,058,8327
Recorded Music & music production$2,346,1435
TV production$1,686,049
Cable & satellite TV production$1,207,227
Live theater & other entertainment productions$816,638
Movie Theaters$357,6141
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$219,363
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$4,218,85412
Construction equipment$1,950,60810
Lumber and wood products$635,8037
Building materials$415,43211
Other construction-related products$409,8723
Plumbing & pipe products$341,40313
Electrical Supply$66,0116
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,887,34424
Architectural services$3,168,91711
Engineers - type unknown$3,006,414
Surveying$150,3464
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$6,871,3724
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$5,143,43115
Builders associations$955,03531
Construction & Public Works$89,00910
Dredging Contractors$82,983
Home Builders
Residential construction$4,298,36225
Mobile home construction$152,1422
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$2,042,91721
Electrical contractors$1,961,73224
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$1,172,19524
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$733,5095
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,498,8885
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$6,388,6332
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$2,039,7641
Ground-based & other weapons systems$902,852
Defense shipbuilders$815,315
Defense Research & Development$561,142
Homeland Security contractors$265,009
Defense$45,2242
Energy/Nat Resource
Electric Utilities
Gas & Electric Utilities$6,386,7582
Electric Power utilities$6,244,8516
Rural electric cooperatives$1,813,04814
Nuclear energy$835,122
Independent power generation & cogeneration$795,4042
Nuclear plant construction, equipment & svcs$703,688
Environmental Svcs/Equipment
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$687,1348
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$440,1377
Hunting & wildlife$219,95313
Fisheries & wildlife$16,2886
Mining
Coal mining$1,678,0327
Mining$641,03319
Metal mining & processing$634,2805
Mining services & equipment$462,924
Non-metallic mining$83,2562
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,660,3474
Alternate energy production & services$2,283,4478
Power plant construction & equipment$943,186
Water Utilities$840,5264
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$161,25421
Oil & Gas
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$4,785,7442
Independent oil & gas producers$4,749,06912
Petroleum refining & marketing$4,655,88315
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,682,14011
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,635,9835
Oil & Gas$2,485,15216
Gasoline service stations$1,649,24014
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$183,8515
Fuel oil dealers$97,928
Waste Management
Waste management$715,7851
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$15,231,2764
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$19,852,55037
Banks & lending institutions$3,105,35812
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,297,29340
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$5,342,7698
Payday lenders$1,303,393
Student loan companies$527,4415
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$16,410,56910
Life insurance$13,071,92820
Accident & health insurance$6,462,51615
Property & casualty insurance$4,852,45412
Insurance$777,40410
Misc Finance
Investors$10,507,9911
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,348,50524
Financial services & consulting$3,382,6369
Other financial services$1,942,1618
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,394,0182
Tax return services$794,609
Real Estate
Real estate$25,760,26011
Real Estate developers & subdividers$17,153,24515
Real estate agents$11,760,63319
Building operators and managers$4,841,53215
Mortgage bankers and brokers$3,639,6558
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$26,054,84216
Private Equity & Investment Firms$16,572,3191
Hedge Funds$8,199,917
Investment banking$7,291,6311
Venture capital$5,906,7893
Securities, commodities & investment$2,940,8045
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,764,7671
Discount & Online Brokers$1,604,049
Stock exchanges$607,315
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$18,750,70155
Physicians$17,734,58538
Dentists$5,527,37210
Psychiatrists & psychologists$4,172,40716
Other non-physician health practitioners$3,163,11123
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,625,5627
Nurses$1,600,72921
Pharmacists$1,300,29917
Chiropractors$993,848
Health professionals$101,94330
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$5,712,9337
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,376,4523
Health care services$2,278,63126
Home care services$1,000,0366
Health care Consultants$657,2703
Medical laboratories$596,8191
Mental Health Services$431,2759
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$58,250
AIDS treatment & testing$17,2165
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$14,812,46132
Nursing homes$3,691,10112
Health care institutions$1,609,77613
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$73,602
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,216,02074
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$13,345,27812
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,532,7959
Pharmaceutical wholesale$3,299,69412
Biotech products & research$2,638,15514
Health care products$761,3033
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$2,098,47629
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$54,038,73187
Environment
Environmental policy$6,781,943124
Foreign & Defense Policy
Anti-Castro$1,073,739
Foreign policy$925,30710
Defense policy, doves$420,20210
Defense policy, hawks$83,0835
Pro-Arab$28,6251
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$1,177,9603
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$4,159,98325
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$6,577,73480
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$1,533,02552
Health & welfare policy$946,716146
Children's rights$583,61246
Human Rights$144,022122
Native American Tribes$117,4439
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$05
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$649,16646
Elderly issues/Social Security$214,88464
Labor, anti-union$72,9305
Fiscal & tax policy$50,317124
Consumer groups$31,317175
Pro-resource development groups$8,5003
Third-party committees$3,520
Term limits$2,950
Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide$0
Militias & Anti-Government Groups$0
Pro-Israel
Pro-Israel$15,307,9899
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$18,573,910162
Christian Conservative$204,87410
Women's Issues
Women's issues$25,371,57272
Joint Candidate Cmtes
Joint Candidate Cmte
Liberal Non-party Joint Fundraising Committee$0
Conservative Non-party Joint Fundraising Committee$0
Labor
Building Trade Unions
Building trades unions$10,366,36732
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,674,74427
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$2,090,7763
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,219,35038
Automotive Manufacturing union$968,48620
Mining unions$347,6386
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$38,7054
Misc Unions
Commercial service unions$1,209,48740
Food service & related unions$1,106,95425
General commercial unions$647,6839
Entertainment unions$425,8934
Labor Unions$177,20657
Other unions$144,66327
Health worker unions$142,78712
Retail trade unions$34,000
Agricultural labor unions$13,0007
Other commercial unions$3,000
Defense-related unions$0
Public Sector Unions
Teachers unions$3,149,66950
US Postal Service unions & associations$2,883,83823
Federal employees unions$2,260,95340
State & local govt employee unions$1,594,57445
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,317,59069
Civil service & government unions$1,7513
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,607,4367
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,783,0813
Transportation unions$1,503,93011
Teamsters union$1,229,38626
Other transportation unions$838,1212
Railroad unions$334,9211
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$86,685,79239
Corporate lawyers & law firms$10,118,1011
Trial lawyers & law firms$7,775,65321
Legal Services$197,9565
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$25,199,4191
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,735,9287
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$2,337,9467
Beer$1,107,2512
Alcohol$285,2014
Liquor stores$122,490
Business Associations
General business associations$914,84448
Small business associations$762,93768
Chambers of commerce$469,68471
Pro-business associations$61,92538
International trade associations$21,4003
Business tax coalitions$04
Business Services
Business services$13,805,22230
Management consultants & services$5,202,7995
Advertising & public relations services$3,337,77312
Employment agencies$1,609,7041
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$1,341,1392
Political consultants/advisers$1,200,3288
Marketing research services$995,266
Security services$898,73810
Outdoor advertising services$573,8685
Direct mail advertising services$183,2862
Casinos/Gambling
Indian Gaming$4,957,8402
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$2,372,4754
Chemical & Related Manufacturing
Chemicals$4,470,41032
Household cleansers & chemicals$928,6064
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$891,62711
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$381,2234
Explosives$102,9857
Adhesives & Sealants$40,7371
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$8,351,89016
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,874,0737
Fish Processing$572,970
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$572,1708
Food catering & food services$445,5868
Beverage bottling & distribution$231,0001
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$29,440
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$4,515,34312
Lodging & tourism$835,0612
Travel agents$519,9215
Resorts$501,553
Marijuana
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$39,5752
Misc Business
General commerce$14,829,8881
Correctional facilities constr & mgmt/for-profit$573,445
Wholesale trade$394,9067
Warehousing$326,0503
Import/Export services$204,228
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,340,36418
Clothing & accessories$1,416,5562
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,361,6645
Fabricated metal products$1,184,76814
Heavy industrial manufacturing$962,8349
Manufacturing$824,66543
Paper packaging materials$685,2861
Shoes & leather products$624,9972
Precision instruments$578,942
Furniture & wood products$516,52514
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$404,8986
Office machines$344,1603
Household & office products$331,0766
Paper, glass & packaging materials$301,47610
Hardware & tools$289,536
Jewelry$283,6894
Metal cans & containers$275,915
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$268,4376
Household appliances$264,5815
Glass products$259,7602
Small arms & ammunition$231,687
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$225,1295
Electrical lighting products$154,2673
Toys$129,1472
Manmade fibers$117,0703
Personal products manufacturing$112,1054
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$742,1159
Physical fitness centers$574,4602
Funeral services$399,2404
Beauty & barber shops$378,5613
Laundries & dry cleaners$314,9705
Pest control$291,4712
Miscellaneous repair services$124,104
Video rental$25,835
Recreation/Live Entertainment
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$3,067,3412
Amusement/recreation centers$819,4477
Recreation/Entertainment$193,7204
Amusement parks$110,4312
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,500,07119
Hardware & building materials stores$3,156,227
Drug stores$2,529,8298
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,940,6326
Retail trade$1,693,53129
Apparel & accessory stores$1,237,1016
Direct sales$875,165
Consumer electronics & computer stores$570,6632
Furniture & appliance stores$389,6145
Catalog & mail order houses$352,0953
Vending Machine Sales & Services$40,4384
Steel Production
Steel$1,928,66411
Textiles
Textiles & fabrics$941,4395
Other
Civil Servants/Public Officials
Civil servant/public employee$16,976,26621
Courts & Justice System$1,287,613
US Postal Service$463,7321
Public official (elected or appointed)$182,80335
Municipal & county government organizations$031
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$1,953,09998
Education
Schools & colleges$34,160,62617
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$5,145,8366
Education$1,698,26829
For-profit Education$1,227,844
Medical schools$1,156,4309
Law schools$928,221
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$329,9253
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$3,228,0035
Philanthropists$1,976,0361
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$1,354,9527
Other
Military$1,900,96465
Welfare & Social Work$1,157,60936
International Organizations$189,543
Foreign Governments$0
Transportation
Air Transport
Airlines$3,986,8124
Express delivery services$3,633,5501
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,135,8378
Aircraft manufacturers$962,8715
General aviation (private pilots)$943,2801
Space vehicles & components$778,373
Aviation services & airports$427,9431
Air freight$374,8491
Air transport$163,0721
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$6,490,0668
Auto manufacturers$2,760,66810
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,477,1633
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,336,02116
Car rental agencies$893,529
Automotive, Misc$331,324
Auto repair$258,5997
Misc Transport
Transportation$696,1475
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$390,4695
Pleasure boats$371,7989
Bus services$239,8453
Taxicabs$235,358
Freight & delivery services$215,1257
Buses & Taxis$144,888
Motor homes & camper trailers$55,7772
Recreational transport$43,1261
Bicycles & other non-motorized recreational transp$1,100
Railroads
Railroads$6,888,7374
Manufacturers of railroad equipment$361,585
Railroad transportation$287,9402
Railroad services$152,307
Sea Transport
Sea freight & passenger services$2,321,189
Cruise ships & lines$599,665
Ship building & repair$552,6702
Sea transport$242,4412
Trucking
Trucking companies & services$3,526,09312
Truck & trailer manufacturers$547,3463
Trucking$255,9159