Annual Lobbying Reports - Detailed Expenditure Summary
2011-2015
 
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2014-2015
% + or –
Operational Costs $74,143,995 $58,032,148 $63,374,792 $58,870,662 $70,037,487 18.97%
  Salary1 53,660,943 51,185,368 51,720,366 50,245,446 49,833,613 -0.82%
  Support Personnel 2,661,624 2,411,230 2,363,020 2,336,249 2,604,048 11.46%
  Fees2 1,936,871 1,631,698 1,945,790 2,009,850 2,297,495 14.31%
  Communication Costs3 15,187,336 2,207,616 6,815,979 3,734,963 14,779,709 295.71%
  Travel 697,221 596,236 529,637 544,154 522,622 -3.96%
Benefit Passing4 5,687 5,652 4,022 3,283 2,439 -25.71%
Total $74,149,682 $58,037,800 $63,378,814 $58,873,945 $70,039,926 18.97%

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.