Annual Lobbying Reports - Detailed Expenditure Summary
2012-2016
 
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-2016
% + or –
Operational Costs $58,032,148 $63,374,792 $58,870,662 $70,037,487 $68,306,501 -2.47%
  Salary1 51,185,368 51,720,366 50,245,446 49,833,613 52,479,412 5.31%
  Support Personnel 2,411,230 2,363,020 2,336,249 2,604,048 2,498,862 -4.04%
  Fees2 1,631,698 1,945,790 2,009,850 2,297,495 2,313,953 .72%
  Communication Costs3 2,207,616 6,815,979 3,734,963 14,779,709 10,574,948 -28.45%
  Travel 596,236 529,637 544,154 522,622 439,326 -15.94%
Benefit Passing4 5,652 4,022 3,283 2,439 3,501 43.54%
Total $58,037,800 $63,378,814 $58,873,945 $70,039,926 $68,310,002 -2.47%

1 Salary includes both in-house salaries and compensation paid to outside agents.

2 Fees include: assessments, membership fees, and dues.

3 Communication costs include: printed materials, postage, telephone calls, faxes, receptions, and, in 2006 and years following, also includes direct mail pieces, newspaper advertisements, and television and radio broadcasts.

4 Benefit passing includes: meals, entertainment, gifts, travel, and lodging.