Interest Groups

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IndustriesContributions 11/29/14 - 11/28/16Bill Positions during 115th
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Products
Agricultural services & related industries$2,545,2039
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,408,48016
Farm machinery & equipment$1,202,2596
Veterinarians$1,057,2645
Florists & Nursery Services$765,57510
Grain traders & terminals$630,8883
Farm bureaus$594,88223
Animal feed & health products$501,5856
Farm organizations & cooperatives$473,12323
Crop Production & Basic Processing
Crop production & basic processing$6,087,9482
Sugar cane & sugar beets$4,798,3324
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,621,0868
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$1,005,06719
Cotton$934,2488
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$870,5425
Farmers, crop unspecified$0
Dairy
Milk & dairy producers$2,589,97014
Food Processing & Sales
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,785,59619
Food stores$2,465,12324
Food wholesalers$1,331,9897
Meat processing & products$896,6139
Food & Beverage Products and Services$693,4606
Forestry & Forest Products
Forestry & Forest Products$2,909,43914
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$1,226,2739
Livestock
Livestock$3,717,41015
Horse breeders$327,0244
Feedlots & related livestock services$160,456
Sheep and Wool Producers$19,5422
Misc Agriculture
Agriculture$197,85822
Poultry & Eggs
Poultry & eggs$1,273,1145
Tobacco
Tobacco & Tobacco products$2,347,4673
Communic/Electronics
Computers/Internet
Online computer services$39,5371
Electronics Mfg & Equip
Computer software$8,842,36818
Computer components & accessories$5,489,8999
Data processing & computer services$2,788,5228
Electronics manufacturing & services$2,472,16627
Computer manufacture & services$2,083,10136
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$1,665,69510
Internet & Online Services$1,319,61827
Online Entertainment$461,8542
Hosting/Cloud Services$91,1557
Misc Communications/Electronics
Communications & Electronics$414,68216
Printing & Publishing
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$11,555,3689
Commercial printing & typesetting$782,1836
Greeting card publishing$225,5971
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$41,6203
Telecom Services
Cable distributors & service providers$8,058,4577
Cell/wireless service providers$1,343,33016
Telecommunications$1,080,04223
Satellite communications$1,027,557
Other Communications Services$771,963
Telephone Utilities
Telephone utilities$7,068,71111
Long-distance telephone & telegraph service$130,425
TV/Movies/Music
Motion Picture production & distribution$5,971,7712
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$4,401,3265
Commercial TV & radio stations$4,058,8329
Recorded Music & music production$2,346,1435
TV production$1,686,0491
Cable & satellite TV production$1,207,2271
Live theater & other entertainment productions$816,638
Movie Theaters$357,6143
Bands, orchestras & other live music production$219,363
Construction
Building Materials & Equipment
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$4,218,85413
Construction equipment$1,950,60811
Lumber and wood products$635,8037
Building materials$415,43213
Other construction-related products$409,8723
Plumbing & pipe products$341,40314
Electrical Supply$66,0116
Construction Services
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$5,887,34425
Architectural services$3,168,91712
Engineers - type unknown$3,006,4141
Surveying$150,3464
General Contractors
Construction, unclassified$6,871,3724
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$5,143,43115
Builders associations$955,03537
Construction & Public Works$89,00911
Dredging Contractors$82,983
Home Builders
Residential construction$4,298,36229
Mobile home construction$152,1422
Special Trade Contractors
Special trade contractors$2,042,91722
Electrical contractors$1,961,73225
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$1,172,19525
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$733,5096
Defense
Defense Aerospace
Defense aerospace contractors$11,498,8887
Defense Electronics
Defense electronic contractors$6,388,6334
Misc Defense
Defense-related services$2,039,7642
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$6,386,7583
Electric Power utilities$6,244,8519
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$687,1349
Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing$440,1379
Hunting & wildlife$219,95317
Fisheries & wildlife$16,28812
Mining
Coal mining$1,678,0327
Mining$641,03320
Metal mining & processing$634,2806
Mining services & equipment$462,924
Non-metallic mining$83,2562
Misc Energy
Energy production & distribution$2,660,3474
Alternate energy production & services$2,283,4479
Power plant construction & equipment$943,186
Water Utilities$840,5264
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$161,25424
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$3,682,14012
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$3,635,9836
Oil & Gas$2,485,15218
Gasoline service stations$1,649,24016
LPG/Liquid Propane dealers & producers$183,8515
Fuel oil dealers$97,928
Waste Management
Waste management$715,7851
Finance/Insur/RealEst
Accountants
Accountants$15,231,2765
Commercial Banks
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$19,852,55063
Banks & lending institutions$3,105,35818
Credit Unions
Credit unions$3,297,29359
Finance/Credit Companies
Credit agencies & finance companies$5,342,7699
Payday lenders$1,303,393
Student loan companies$527,4415
Insurance
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$16,410,56911
Life insurance$13,071,92823
Accident & health insurance$6,462,51623
Property & casualty insurance$4,852,45419
Insurance$777,40415
Misc Finance
Investors$10,507,9911
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,348,50537
Financial services & consulting$3,382,63613
Other financial services$1,942,1619
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$1,394,0183
Tax return services$794,609
Real Estate
Real estate$25,760,26013
Real Estate developers & subdividers$17,153,24517
Real estate agents$11,760,63321
Building operators and managers$4,841,53217
Mortgage bankers and brokers$3,639,65514
Title insurance & title abstract offices$1,512,5234
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$26,054,84219
Private Equity & Investment Firms$16,572,3191
Hedge Funds$8,199,917
Investment banking$7,291,6311
Venture capital$5,906,7894
Securities, commodities & investment$2,940,8049
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,764,7671
Discount & Online Brokers$1,604,049
Stock exchanges$607,315
Health
Health Professionals
Other physician specialists$18,750,70170
Physicians$17,734,58555
Dentists$5,527,37215
Psychiatrists & psychologists$4,172,40723
Other non-physician health practitioners$3,163,11134
Optometrists & Ophthalmologists$2,625,5629
Nurses$1,600,72930
Pharmacists$1,300,29923
Chiropractors$993,848
Health professionals$101,94342
Health Services/HMOs
HMOs$5,712,93311
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,376,4526
Health care services$2,278,63140
Home care services$1,000,03612
Health care Consultants$657,2705
Medical laboratories$596,8191
Mental Health Services$431,27514
Optical services (glasses & contact lenses)$58,250
AIDS treatment & testing$17,21611
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
Hospitals$14,812,46138
Nursing homes$3,691,10118
Health care institutions$1,609,77622
Drug & alcohol treatment hospitals$73,602
Misc Health
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,216,020104
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$13,345,27818
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,532,79514
Pharmaceutical wholesale$3,299,69414
Biotech products & research$2,638,15519
Health care products$761,3035
Nutritional & dietary supplements$646,2294
Personal health care products$270,045
Pharmaceutical cannabis$15,500
Ideology/Single-Issue
Abortion Policy/Anti-Abortion
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$539,0867
Abortion Policy/Pro-Abortion Rights
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,098,47631
Border Control
Border Control Policy$0
Democratic/Liberal
Democratic/Liberal$54,038,731148
Environment
Environmental policy$6,781,943158
Foreign & Defense Policy
Anti-Castro$1,073,739
Foreign policy$925,30715
Defense policy, doves$420,20214
Defense policy, hawks$83,0836
Pro-Arab$28,6251
Puerto Rico statehood policy$0
Gun Control
Anti-Guns$1,177,9609
Gun Rights
Pro-Guns$4,159,98338
Human Rights
Minority/Ethnic Groups$6,577,734114
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$1,533,02564
Health & welfare policy$946,716202
Children's rights$583,61266
Human Rights$144,022173
Native American Tribes$117,44311
Immigration Rights
Immigration Rights Policy$05
Misc Issues
Animal Rights$649,16654
Elderly issues/Social Security$214,88483
Labor, anti-union$72,9307
Fiscal & tax policy$50,317149
Consumer groups$31,317247
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$15,307,98920
Republican/Conservative
Republican/Conservative$18,573,910201
Christian Conservative$204,87414
Women's Issues
Women's issues$25,371,572102
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$10,366,36733
Industrial Unions
Manufacturing unions$2,674,74430
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$2,090,7766
Communications & hi-tech unions$1,219,35051
Automotive Manufacturing union$968,48621
Mining unions$347,6386
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$38,7054
Misc Unions
Commercial service unions$1,209,48748
Food service & related unions$1,106,95432
General commercial unions$647,68314
Entertainment unions$425,8937
Labor Unions$177,20673
Other unions$144,66339
Health worker unions$142,78715
Retail trade unions$34,000
Agricultural labor unions$13,00012
Other commercial unions$3,000
Defense-related unions$0
Public Sector Unions
Teachers unions$3,149,66961
US Postal Service unions & associations$2,883,83826
Federal employees unions$2,260,95342
State & local govt employee unions$1,594,57459
Police & firefighters unions & associations$1,317,59099
Civil service & government unions$1,7515
Transportation Unions
Air transport unions$4,607,4367
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,783,0813
Transportation unions$1,503,93016
Teamsters union$1,229,38634
Other transportation unions$838,1212
Railroad unions$334,9211
Automotive unions$0
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Lawyers/Law Firms
Attorneys & law firms$86,685,79253
Corporate lawyers & law firms$10,118,1011
Trial lawyers & law firms$7,775,65323
Legal Services$197,9565
Lobbyists
Lobbyists & Public Relations$25,199,4191
Registered Foreign Agents$0
Misc Business
Beer, Wine & Liquor
Liquor wholesalers$6,735,9288
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$2,337,9468
Beer$1,107,2513
Alcohol$285,2014
Liquor stores$122,490
Business Associations
General business associations$914,84456
Small business associations$762,93794
Chambers of commerce$469,684103
Pro-business associations$61,92542
International trade associations$21,4005
Business tax coalitions$05
Business Services
Business services$13,805,22238
Management consultants & services$5,202,7999
Advertising & public relations services$3,337,77315
Employment agencies$1,609,7044
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$1,341,1392
Political consultants/advisers$1,200,3289
Marketing research services$995,2662
Security services$898,73813
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$4,470,41036
Household cleansers & chemicals$928,6064
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$891,62714
Paints, Solvents & Coatings$381,2235
Explosives$102,9857
Adhesives & Sealants$40,7371
Food & Beverage
Restaurants & drinking establishments$8,351,89019
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,874,0737
Fish Processing$572,970
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$572,1708
Food catering & food services$445,5869
Beverage bottling & distribution$231,0001
Artificial sweeteners and food additives$29,440
Lodging/Tourism
Hotels & motels$4,515,34314
Lodging & tourism$835,0613
Travel agents$519,9216
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$394,9068
Warehousing$326,0504
Import/Export services$204,228
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$6,340,36420
Clothing & accessories$1,416,5563
Toiletries & cosmetics$1,361,6645
Fabricated metal products$1,184,76814
Heavy industrial manufacturing$962,8349
Manufacturing$824,66558
Paper packaging materials$685,2861
Shoes & leather products$624,9973
Precision instruments$578,9422
Furniture & wood products$516,52514
Smelting & non-petroleum refining$404,8986
Office machines$344,1604
Household & office products$331,0767
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$225,1296
Electrical lighting products$154,2676
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$19,2422
Misc Services
Services$3,505,9512
Equipment rental & leasing$742,11510
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$3,067,3413
Amusement/recreation centers$819,4479
Recreation/Entertainment$193,7208
Amusement parks$110,4312
Retail Sales
Department, variety & convenience stores$3,500,07121
Hardware & building materials stores$3,156,2271
Drug stores$2,529,82913
Miscellaneous retail stores$1,940,6326
Retail trade$1,693,53135
Apparel & accessory stores$1,237,1018
Direct sales$875,1651
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$16,976,26629
Courts & Justice System$1,287,6132
US Postal Service$463,7321
Public official (elected or appointed)$182,80342
Municipal & county government organizations$042
Clergy & Religious Organizations
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$1,953,099129
Education
Schools & colleges$34,160,62621
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$5,145,83614
Education$1,698,26837
For-profit Education$1,227,844
Medical schools$1,156,43011
Law schools$928,2211
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$329,9253
Non-Profit Institutions
Non-profit foundations$3,228,00310
Philanthropists$1,976,0361
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$1,354,95213
Other
Military$1,900,96495
Welfare & Social Work$1,157,60944
International Organizations$189,543
Foreign Governments$0
Transportation
Air Transport
Airlines$3,986,8125
Express delivery services$3,633,5502
Aircraft parts & equipment$1,135,8378
Aircraft manufacturers$962,8717
General aviation (private pilots)$943,2801
Space vehicles & components$778,373
Aviation services & airports$427,9432
Air freight$374,8491
Air transport$163,0721
Automotive
Auto dealers, new & used$6,490,0669
Auto manufacturers$2,760,66813
Auto dealers, foreign imports$2,477,1634
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,336,02118
Car rental agencies$893,529
Automotive, Misc$331,3241
Auto repair$258,5997
Misc Transport
Transportation$696,1476
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$390,4696
Pleasure boats$371,79810
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$6,888,7375
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$3,526,09313
Truck & trailer manufacturers$547,3463
Trucking$255,91511