Annual Lobbying Reports - Detailed Expenditure Summary
2010-2014
 
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2013-2014
% + or –
Operational Costs $65,888,646 $74,143,995 $58,032,148 $63,374,792 $58,259,445 -8.07%
  Salary1 50,419,348 53,660,943 51,185,368 51,720,366 49,656,038 -3.99%
  Support Personnel 2,753,534 2,661,624 2,411,230 2,363,020 2,330,556 -1.37%
  Fees2 1,701,782 1,936,871 1,631,698 1,945,790 2,009,850 3.29%
  Communication Costs3 10,343,317 15,187,336 2,207,616 6,815,979 3,719,936 -45.42%
  Travel 670,665 697,221 596,236 529,637 543,065 2.54%
Benefit Passing4 7,476 5,687 5,652 4,022 3,162 -21.38%
Total $65,896,122 $74,149,682 $58,037,800 $63,378,814 $58,262,607 -8.07%

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.