S. 510 - FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Food Safety Bill, FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Imported food, Food hazards, Foodborne illnesses, Food recall, Food contamination - Agriculture and food. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on November 30, 2010 
Amendments:
18 proposed amendments. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on November 30, 2010.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 73 voted NO: 25
2 voted present/not voting

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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

S. 510 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Food Safety Bill, FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Imported food, Food hazards, Foodborne illnesses, Food recall, Food contamination
Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.
Other Titles
  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Sponsor
Richard J. Durbin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Allergies
  • Animal and plant health
  • Child health
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Food industry and services
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Government information and archives
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Livestock
  • Meat
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Seafood
  • Trade restrictions
  • User charges and fees
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Major Actions
Introduced3/03/2009
Referred to Committee
Amendments (18 proposed)
Passed Senate11/30/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 51011/17/2010This motion PASSED the Senate
74 voted YES 25 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to S. 510)11/18/2010This motion PASSED the Senate
57 voted YES 27 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Harkin Amdt. No. 471511/29/2010This amendment PASSED the Senate
69 voted YES 26 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Johanns Amdt. No. 470211/30/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
61 voted YES 35 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Baucus Amdt. No. 4713, As Modified11/30/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
44 voted YES 53 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 4715 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.11/30/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateMotion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Coburn Amdt. No. 469711/30/2010This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
39 voted YES 56 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Coburn Amdt. No. 469611/30/2010This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
36 voted YES 62 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - S. 510 as Amended11/30/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
73 voted YES 25 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/03/2009
3/03/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2692-2693)
3/03/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Put on a legislative calendar11/18/2009Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
12/18/2009Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar12/18/2009Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 247.
9/29/2010Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
9/29/2010Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate.
11/17/2010Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
select this voteVote11/17/2010Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 510
11/18/2010Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
11/18/2010Measure laid before Senate by motion.
11/18/2010The committee reported substitute amendment was withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
11/18/2010Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate.
11/18/2010Amendment SA 4715 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Harkin.
11/18/2010Cloture motion on amendment SA 4715 presented in Senate.
select this voteVote11/18/2010On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to S. 510)
11/29/2010Considered by Senate.
11/29/2010Considered by Senate.
11/29/2010Motion to waive Rule XXII with respect to amendment SA 4696 made in Senate.
11/29/2010Motion to waive Rule XXII with respect to amendment SA 4697 made in Senate.
select this voteVote11/29/2010Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Harkin Amdt. No. 4715
11/30/2010Considered by Senate.
11/30/2010Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
select this voteVote11/30/2010Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Johanns Amdt. No. 4702
select this voteVote11/30/2010Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Baucus Amdt. No. 4713, As Modified
11/30/2010Considered by Senate.
select this voteVote11/30/2010Amendment SA 4715 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote11/30/2010Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Coburn Amdt. No. 4697
select this voteVote11/30/2010Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Coburn Amdt. No. 4696
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage11/30/2010On Passage - Senate - S. 510 as Amended
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 4691Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4692Specter, Arlen [D-PA]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4693Specter, Arlen [D-PA]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4694Inouye, Daniel [D-HI]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 4696Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 4697Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4698Pryor, Mark [D-AR]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4699Pryor, Mark [D-AR]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4700Pryor, Mark [D-AR]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4701Pryor, Mark [D-AR]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4702Johanns, Mike [R-NE]November 17, 2010Offered on November 16, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4708Pryor, Mark [D-AR]November 18, 2010Offered on November 17, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4709Landrieu, Mary [D-LA]November 18, 2010Offered on November 17, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4710Corker, Bob [R-TN]November 18, 2010Offered on November 17, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4713Baucus, Max [D-MT]November 18, 2010Offered on November 17, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4714Reid, Harry [D-NV]November 18, 2010Offered on November 17, 2010.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 4715Harkin, Thomas [D-IA]November 18, 2010Passed by voice vote on November 29, 2010.

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S. Amdt. 4716Dorgan, Byron [D-ND]November 19, 2010Offered on November 18, 2010.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

8 Organizations Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: On Passage - Senate - S. 510 as Amended

8 organizations supported this bill

American Beverage Association
ABA (2010, November 30). The Lame Duck: The Time Is Now for Child Nutrition and Food Safety. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from ABA.
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety (n.d.). Senate Passes Landmark Food Safety Legislation: Center for Food Safety Applauds New Power for the FDA. Retrieved September 10, 2014, from Center for Food Safety.
Consumers Union
Consumers Union (2010). A half-billion recalled eggs? Let’s fix this already!. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from Consumers Union.
Council for Responsible Nutrition
PR Newswire (2010, November 30). CRN Praises Senate Passage of Food Safety Modernization Act. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from PR Newswire.
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Grocery Manufacturers Association (2010, November 30). Grocery Manufacturers Association Applauds Senate for Passage of Food Safety Bill. Retrieved September 4, 2014, from GMA.
Intelligent Global Pooling Systems
PR Newswire (2010, November 18). iGPS Applauds U.S. Senate for Taking Important Steps to Improve Food Safety Transportation. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from PR Newswire.
National Automatic Merchandising Association
Vending Marketwatch News (2010, November 30). National Automatic Merchandising Association Supports Food Safety Modernization Act, Fights To Repeal 1099 Burdens . Vending Marketwatch. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from http://www.vendingmarketwatch.com/web/online/VendingMarketWatch-News/National-Automatic-Merchandising-Association-Supports-Food-Safety-Modernization-Act--Fights-To-Repeal-1099-Burdens/1$28678.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Bottemiller, Helena (2010, November 30). UPDATE: Food Safety Bill Clears Full Senate. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from Food Safety News.

9 organizations opposed this bill

American Mushroom Institute
Undersigned Organizations (2010, November 18). Letter to Senators . Retrieved November 30, 2010, from United Fresh.
FreedomWorks
Borowski, Julie (2010, November 22). Tell Congress: Vote Against Food “Safety” Modernization Act! . Retrieved November 30, 2010, from Freedomworks.
John Birch Society
Shibler, Ann (2010, November 17). Final Vote on Food Safety Bill Imminent. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from jbs.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Drovers news source (2010, November 30). NCBA: Food safety knows no size. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from Drovers.
National Potato Council
Undersigned Organizations (2010, November 18). Letter to Senators . Retrieved November 30, 2010, from United Fresh.
National Watermelon Association
Undersigned Organizations (2010, November 18). Letter to Senators . Retrieved November 30, 2010, from United Fresh.
Produce Marketing Association
Undersigned Organizations (2010, November 18). Letter to Senators . Retrieved November 30, 2010, from United Fresh.
United Fresh Produce Association
Food Ingredients First (2010, November 25). United Fresh and Industry Allies Oppose Tester Amendment to Senate Food Safety Legislation. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from Food Ingredients First.
Western Growers
Undersigned Organizations (2010, November 18). Letter to Senators . Retrieved November 30, 2010, from United Fresh.

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Contributions by Legislator

NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
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Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$97,700$329,999No
Bob BennettRUT$45,500$15,000No
Bob CorkerRTN$124,400$90,815No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$72,150$183,929No
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$183,000$556,033No
Jeff SessionsRAL$27,503$73,414No
Jim BunningRKY$1,000$4,000No
Jim DeMintRSC$37,135$297,420No
Jim InhofeROK$18,500$120,418No
Jim RischRID$14,500$239,556No
John BarrassoRWY$5,250$50,850No
John CornynRTX$44,850$467,214No
John EnsignRNV$20,500$25,772No
John McCainRAZ$24,200$215,768No
John ThuneRSD$70,725$262,418No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$102,095$52,550No
Jon KylRAZ$94,450$431,981No
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$20,950$201,276No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$33,284$35,046No
Mike CrapoRID$14,735$40,500No
Orrin G. HatchRUT$162,009$34,736No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$11,900$10,050No
Roger F. WickerRMS$28,750$81,275No
Tom CoburnROK$14,300$106,043No
William Thad CochranRMS$13,000$29,694No
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$8,200$1,000Not Voting
Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$7,700Not Voting
Al FrankenDMN$22,097$15,350Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$117,103$17,850Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$84,077$33,744Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$64,650$50,800Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$30,165$2,000Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$53,500$69,900Yes
Ben CardinDMD$30,250$18,200Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$7,184$8,100Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$22,800$8,100Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$110,815$201,789Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$33,150$18,350Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$40,000$35,750Yes
Byron DorganDND$10,500$16,900Yes
Carl LevinDMI$22,150$17,500Yes
Chris DoddDCT$10,250$9,200Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$6,650$2,700Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,050$69,200Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$97,535$34,100Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$27,650$10,600Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$25,150$121,238Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$6,950$20,500Yes
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$250$7,790Yes
David VitterRLA$43,600$240,001Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$37,316$78,932Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$42,415$140,163Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$51,050$59,400Yes
Dick LugarRIN$54,250$23,600Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$87,350$80,500Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$12,550$17,550Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$49,350$57,112Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$17,400$16,650Yes
Harry ReidDNV$80,935$69,500Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$15,075$11,300Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$2,062$15,900Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,800$16,649Yes
Jim WebbDVA$9,700$18,300Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$62,575$5,000Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$4,000$3,400Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,650$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$23,350$1,000Yes
John F. KerryDMA$4,700$3,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$12,450$76,300Yes
Judd GreggRNH$7,250$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$6,112$10,100Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$67,735$28,700Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$36,885$5,800Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$13,516$28,247Yes
Mark BegichDAK$4,812$9,500Yes
Mark KirkRIL$142,885$293,630Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$33,250$28,815Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$50,510$16,900Yes
Mark UdallDCO$11,587$62,750Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$20,950$7,250Yes
Max BaucusDMT$84,499$86,163Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$26,600$59,839Yes
Mike EnziRWY$46,500$32,559Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$75,047$102,631Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$12,400$33,925Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$11,400$4,950Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$46,790$30,750Yes
Richard BurrRNC$110,937$116,442Yes
Ron WydenDOR$28,350$9,000Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$29,603$15,950Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$32,200$254,550Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$17,175$7,500Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$20,825$26,400Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$55,450$86,588Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$5,300$22,500Yes
Tom CarperDDE$35,900$12,500Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$161,768$138,064Yes
Tom UdallDNM$9,687$67,600Yes

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$ From Interest Groups
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Daniel K. AkakaDHI$250$7,790Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$84,077$33,744Yes
John BarrassoRWY$5,250$50,850No
Max BaucusDMT$84,499$86,163Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$22,800$8,100Yes
Mark BegichDAK$4,812$9,500Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$26,600$59,839Yes
Bob BennettRUT$45,500$15,000No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,800$16,649Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$8,200$1,000Not Voting
Barbara BoxerDCA$53,500$69,900Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$32,200$254,550Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$20,825$26,400Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$7,700Not Voting
Jim BunningRKY$1,000$4,000No
Richard BurrRNC$110,937$116,442Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$13,516$28,247Yes
Ben CardinDMD$30,250$18,200Yes
Tom CarperDDE$35,900$12,500Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$33,150$18,350Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$183,000$556,033No
Tom CoburnROK$14,300$106,043No
William Thad CochranRMS$13,000$29,694No
Susan M. CollinsRME$55,450$86,588Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$49,350$57,112Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$6,650$2,700Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$124,400$90,815No
John CornynRTX$44,850$467,214No
Mike CrapoRID$14,735$40,500No
Jim DeMintRSC$37,135$297,420No
Chris DoddDCT$10,250$9,200Yes
Byron DorganDND$10,500$16,900Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$51,050$59,400Yes
John EnsignRNV$20,500$25,772No
Mike EnziRWY$46,500$32,559Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$29,603$15,950Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$42,415$140,163Yes
Al FrankenDMN$22,097$15,350Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$67,735$28,700Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$33,284$35,046No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,050$69,200Yes
Judd GreggRNH$7,250$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$6,112$10,100Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$161,768$138,064Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$162,009$34,736No
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$20,950$201,276No
Jim InhofeROK$18,500$120,418No
Dan InouyeDHI$6,950$20,500Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$102,095$52,550No
Mike JohannsRNE$75,047$102,631Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$5,300$22,500Yes
John F. KerryDMA$4,700$3,000Yes
Mark KirkRIL$142,885$293,630Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$117,103$17,850Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$94,450$431,981No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$20,950$7,250Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$12,550$17,550Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$11,400$4,950Yes
Carl LevinDMI$22,150$17,500Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$62,575$5,000Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$110,815$201,789Yes
Dick LugarRIN$54,250$23,600Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$4,000$3,400Yes
John McCainRAZ$24,200$215,768No
Claire McCaskillDMO$27,650$10,600Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$97,700$329,999No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$40,000$35,750Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$2,062$15,900Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$30,165$2,000Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$36,885$5,800Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$46,790$30,750Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$87,350$80,500Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$25,150$121,238Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$33,250$28,815Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,650$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$80,935$69,500Yes
Jim RischRID$14,500$239,556No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$72,150$183,929No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$23,350$1,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$7,184$8,100Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$97,535$34,100Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$27,503$73,414No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$15,075$11,300Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$11,900$10,050No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$12,400$33,925Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$64,650$50,800Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$37,316$78,932Yes
Jon TesterDMT$12,450$76,300Yes
John ThuneRSD$70,725$262,418No
Mark UdallDCO$11,587$62,750Yes
Tom UdallDNM$9,687$67,600Yes
David VitterRLA$43,600$240,001Yes
George VoinovichROH$17,400$16,650Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$50,510$16,900Yes
Jim WebbDVA$9,700$18,300Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$17,175$7,500Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$28,750$81,275No
Ron WydenDOR$28,350$9,000Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,001,232
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$809,624
Nutritional & dietary supplements$476,302
Health & welfare policy$336,109
Chambers of commerce$224,274
Freight & delivery services$128,767
Vending Machine Sales & Services$11,205
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$3,556,161
Livestock$1,750,100
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$852,610
Food wholesalers$748,549
Farm organizations & cooperatives$380,558
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