Annual Lobbying Reports - Detailed Expenditure Summary
2009-2013
 
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2012-2013
% + or –
Operational Costs $57,555,401 $65,888,646 $74,143,995 $58,032,148 $60,245,249 3.81%
  Salary1 46,411,473 50,419,348 53,660,943 51,185,368 48,867,981 -4.53%
  Support Personnel 2,908,242 2,753,534 2,661,624 2,411,230 2,241,360 -7.04%
  Fees2 1,435,074 1,701,782 1,936,871 1,631,698 1,935,968 18.65%
  Communication Costs3 6,127,364 10,343,317 15,187,336 2,207,616 6,715,040 204.18%
  Travel 673,248 670,665 697,221 596,236 484,900 -18.67%
Benefit Passing4 9,642 7,476 5,687 5,652 4,168 -26.26%
Total $57,565,043 $65,896,122 $74,149,682 $58,037,800 $60,249,417 3.81%

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.