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The list below contains all of the legislative issues that lobbyists are require to disclose as part of submitting their lobbying registrations and quarterly reports. The percentages represent the ratio of the number of registrants that lobby on behalf of their organization or outside clients and the number of total organizations who lobby on at least one lobbying issue. The percentages of registrants lobbying represent the percentage of all organizations lobbying on behalf of themselves and organizations lobbying on behalf of clients, with all clients taken as a whole.
 
Legislative
Issue Code
Legislative Issue Name Percentage of Registrants
Lobbying on Issue (2008)
Percentage of Registrants
Lobbying on Issue (2009)
Percentage of Registrants
Lobbying on Issue (2010)
Percentage of Registrants
Lobbying on Issue (2011)
Percentage of Registrants
Lobbying on Issue (2012)
ACC Accounting 2.61% 2.30% 0.65% 0.82% 1.00%
ADV Advertising 1.45% 1.39% 1.08% 1.29% 1.00%
AER Aerospace 3.39% 3.06% 1.41% 1.96% 1.72%
AGR Agriculture 12.68% 11.85% 8.51% 10.31% 11.58%
ALC Alcohol & Drug Abuse 2.23% 1.7% 0.74% 0.86% 0.88%
ANI Animals 2.3% 1.8% 1.41% 1.80% 1.90%
APP Apparel/Clothing Industry/Textiles 1.95% 1.51% 0.37% 0.39% 0.33%
ART Arts/Entertainment 2.98% 2.60% 0.92% 1.19% 1.17%
AUT Automotive Industry 3.22% 3.37% 2.19% 2.43% 2.29%
AVI Aviation/Aircraft/Airlines 8.17% 7.03% 4.27% 5.67% 5.13%
BAN Banking 8.54% 8.10% 5.93% 7.79% 7.30%
BNK Bankruptcy 2.76% 2.58% 1.06% 1.10% 0.82%
BEV Beverage Industry 1.66% 1.38% 0.90% 1.08% 0.96%
BUD Budget/Appropriations 34.20% 30.56% 23.77% 30.87% 28.04%
CHM Chemicals/Chemical Industry 2.91% 2.60% 2.21% 2.74% 2.52%
CIV Civil Rights/Civil Liberties 4.34% 3.22% 1.74% 1.90% 2.09%
CAW Clean Air and Water (Quality) 9.92% 9.03% 6.65% 7.45% 6.98%
CDT Commodities 0.79% 1.07% 0.88% 1.25% 1.08%
COM Communications/Broadcasting/Radio-TV 8.15% 7.38% 3.93% 5.36% 4.46%
CPI Computer Industry 5.76% 4.65% 1.86% 2.70% 2.72%
CSP Consumer Issues/Safety Protection 8.52% 7.65% 5.07% 6.50% 6.10%
CON Constitution 2.45% 1.57% 0.88% 1.15% 0.80%
CPT Copyright/Patent/Trademark 8.80% 8.33% 6.98% 10.17% 7.30%
DEF Defense 19.79% 16.85% 12.11% 14.85% 14.50%
DOC District of Columbia 0.99% 1.74% 0.18% 0.23% 0.25%
DIS Disaster Planning/Emergencies 5.71% 3.82% 2.03% 3.03% 2.99%
ECN Economics/Economic Development 8.25% 7.11% 3.62% 5.01% 4.75%
EDU Education 17.87% 15.51% 11.50% 14.62% 13.54%
ENG Energy/Nuclear 19.22% 19.50% 17.37% 20.41% 18.53%
ENV Environmental/Superfund 18.35% 16.52% 12.42% 14.42% 13.50%
FAM Family Issues/Abortion/Adoption 3.37% 2.60% 1.23% 1.51% 1.51%
FIR Firearms/Guns/Ammunition 1.16% 0.87% 0.43% 0.74% 0.82%
FIN Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities 10.64% 9.94% 10.14% 11.86% 10.78%
FOO Food Industry (Safety, Labeling, Etc.) 5.32% 5.02% 4.70% 4.89% 4.38%
FOR Foreign Relations 8.52% 6.39% 4.68% 6.18% 6.10%
FUE Fuel/Gas/Oil 6.55% 5.58% 2.5% 4.05% 3.40%
GAM Gaming/Gambling/Casino 3.09% 2.73% 1.84% 2.03% 2.05%
GOV Government Issues 16.49% 12.26% 6.81% 9.68% 9.49%
HCR Health Issues 29.69% 26.57% 22.91% 26.88% 25.34%
HOM Homeland Security 14.87% 13.07% 7.55% 10.23% 10.17%
HOU Housing 7.84% 7.36% 3.93% 5.11% 4.83%
IMM Immigration 8.74% 7.40% 5.09% 6.36% 6.79%
IND Indian/Native American Affairs 4.51% 3.97% 2.70% 3.29% 3.05%
INS Insurance 7.88% 7.11% 4.07% 4.99% 4.83%
INT Intelligence and Surveillance 0.2% 0.68% 0.67% 1.10% 1.31%
LBR Labor Issues/Antitrust/Workplace 13.38% 11.80% 10.37% 12.54% 11.49%
LAW Law Enforcement/Crime/Criminal Justice 8.50% 7.03% 4.73% 5.93% 5.63%
MAN Manufacturing 6.13% 5.33% 2.54% 3.38% 3.50%
MAR Marine/Maritime/Boating/Fisheries 5.85% 4.94% 3.17% 3.95% 3.56%
MIA Media (Information/Publishing) 2.32% 1.78% 0.63% 0.82% 0.80%
MED Medical/Disease Research/Clinical Labs 9.98% 8.85% 3.27% 4.03% 4.27%
MMM Medicare/Medicaid 15.44% 14.47% 9.86% 12.58% 12.11%
MON Minting/Money/Gold Standard 0.53% 0.43% 0.20% 0.29% 0.37%
NAT Natural Resources 8.76% 8.06% 5.58% 7.12% 7.45%
PHA Pharmacy 6.13% 5.71% 2.45% 3.72% 3.89%
POS Postal 2.63% 1.92% 1.00% 2.43% 2.90%
RRR Railroads 3.55% 3.49% 2.17% 2.62% 2.17%
RES Real Estate/Land Use/Conservation 6.15% 5.07% 2.19% 2.66% 2.84%
REL Religion 1.03% 0.68% 0.22% 0.41% 0.41%
RET Retirement 6.02% 4.84% 3.38% 3.99% 4.52%
ROD Roads/Highways 4.49% 4.05% 1.84% 2.15% 2.07%
SCI Science/Technology 12.35% 10.56% 5.34% 6.63% 6.40%
SMB Small Business 5.98% 4.59% 3.15% 4.44% 3.93%
SPO Sports/Athletics 1.01% 0.91% 0.57% 0.70% 0.65%
TAX Taxation/Internal Revenue Code 27.02% 24.58% 22.13% 26.92% 28.39%
TEC Telecommunications 11.89% 9.74% 6.22% 8.47% 8.04%
TOB Tobacco 3.07% 2.67% 1.35% 1.47% 1.57%
TOR Torts 5.34% 4.16% 1.96% 2.13% 1.66%
TRD Trade (Foreign and Domestic) 18.39% 14.82% 9.74% 13.5% 12.85%
TRA Transportation 19.12% 16.5% 12.93% 17.53% 18.35%
TOU Travel/Tourism 2.56% 2.03% 0.98% 1.33% 1.39%
TRU Trucking/Shipping 2.61% 1.99% 1.08% 1.43% 1.41%
URB Urban Development/Municipalities 4.03% 3.62% 1.86% 1.86% 1.64%
UNM Unemployment 0.83% 0.62% 0.61% 0.74% 0.68%
UTI Utilities 5.41% 5.04% 2.41% 2.76% 2.68%
VET Veterans 4.60% 4.4% 3.25% 4.50% 4.91%
WAS Waste (Hazardous/Solid/Interstate/Nuclear) 3.88% 3.22% 1.25% 1.49% 1.49%
WEL Welfare 2.65% 1.70% 0.70% 1.00% 0.98%