Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 111th Congress.

S. 593 - Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009

Health. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009

S. 593 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009
Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Food industry and services
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Product safety and quality
  • Sex and reproductive health
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/12/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/12/2009
3/12/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3086-3087)
3/12/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

181% more
$11,170,133
$2,853,637
$8,767,625
$10,500
$22,801,895
$48,150
$2,791,381
$665,750
$1,634,884
$297,589
$33,900
$1,867,997
$764,074
$8,103,725
6 Organizations Supported and 8 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009

6 organizations supported this bill

Breast Cancer Fund
Breast Cancer Fund (n.d.). Federal Legislation to Ban Bisphenol A in Food Containers. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from Breast Cancer Fund.
Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Hendricks, Stephanie (2009, November 3). Toxic BPA Contamination - Groups Support Consumers Union Call for FDA Protection from BPA in Canned Food. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS226735+03-Nov-2009+PRN20091103.
Consumers Union
Rangan, Urvashi and Gadhia, Ami (2009, November 3). Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, FDA. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from Greener Choices.
Endocrine Society
Szabo, Liz (2009, June 11). Medical group calls for reducing use of BPA. USA Today. Retrieved November 10, 2009, from http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-06-10-BPAstudy_N.htm.
Environmental Working Group
Environmental Working Group (n.d.). Bisphenol A. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from Environmental Working Group.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Hendricks, Stephanie (2009, November 3). Toxic BPA Contamination - Groups Support Consumers Union Call for FDA Protection from BPA in Canned Food. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS226735+03-Nov-2009+PRN20091103.

8 organizations opposed this bill

Alcoa
BPA Joint Trade Association (2009, May 28). BPA Joint Trade Association Meeting on Communications Strategy. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from Environmental Working Group.
American Chemistry Council
Hentges, Stephen J., American Chemistry Council, Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group (2009, November 2). American Chemistry Council Comments on Consumer Reports Study. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from American Chemistry Council.
Coca-Cola Company
BPA Joint Trade Association (2009, May 28). BPA Joint Trade Association Meeting on Communications Strategy. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from Environmental Working Group.
Del Monte Foods
BPA Joint Trade Association (2009, May 28). BPA Joint Trade Association Meeting on Communications Strategy. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from Environmental Working Group.
Grocery Manufacturers Association
BPA Joint Trade Association (2009, May 28). BPA Joint Trade Association Meeting on Communications Strategy. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from Environmental Working Group.
North American Metal Packaging Alliance
Lancaster, Michelle (2009, November 3). Consumer Reports Findings of BPA in Canned Foods Do Not Support Conclusions of Public Concern. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS214405+03-Nov-2009+BW20091103.
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
Kissinger, Meg and Rust, Susanne (2009, August 22). BPA industry fights back. Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/54195297.html.
Statistical Assessment Service
Kissinger, Meg and Rust, Susanne (2009, August 22). BPA industry fights back. Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 9, 2009, from http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/54195297.html.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$19,560$3,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$54,350$194,277
John BarrassoRWY$127,000$43,750
Max BaucusDMT$115,430$209,253
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$84,250$56,450
Mark BegichDAK$106,199$750
Michael F. BennetDCO$227,286$23,950
Bob BennettRUT$9,800$56,150
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,932$32,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$12,800$10,566
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,770,288$45,550
Sherrod BrownDOH$411,525$41,900
Sam BrownbackRKS$5,700$1,000
Jim BunningRKY$30,850$10,500
Richard BurrRNC$158,280$367,963
Roland BurrisDIL$2,500$500
Robert ByrdDWV$29,875$2,200
Maria CantwellDWA$293,094$17,766
Ben CardinDMD$345,794$28,900
Tom CarperDDE$20,540$140,570
Bob CaseyDPA$539,927$71,850
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$160,100$335,800
Tom CoburnROK$50,400$43,750
William Thad CochranRMS$25,300$34,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$189,223$106,949
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$30,983$34,900
Bob CorkerRTN$309,554$312,900
John CornynRTX$361,273$229,900
Mike CrapoRID$28,077$55,635
Jim DeMintRSC$87,500$101,685
Chris DoddDCT$79,700$71,825
Byron DorganDND$11,950$118,450
Dick DurbinDIL$125,560$77,200
John EnsignRNV$95,125$57,500
Mike EnziRWY$29,300$53,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$305,237$15,740
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$111,233$31,815
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,072,228$94,285
Lindsey GrahamRSC$72,550$108,550
Chuck GrassleyRIA$71,260$82,849
Judd GreggRNH$500$8,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$700,495$52,550
Tom HarkinDIA$151,765$56,785
Orrin G. HatchRUT$53,200$99,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$126,232$82,550
Jim InhofeROK$55,713$100,850
Dan InouyeDHI$33,400$30,950
Johnny IsaksonRGA$75,150$190,795
Mike JohannsRNE$33,500$105,147
Tim JohnsonDSD$56,229$6,600
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$64,220$20,550
John F. KerryDMA$135,692$30,650
Amy KlobucharDMN$944,684$150,053
Herb KohlDWI$40$0
Jon KylRAZ$289,122$227,700
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$260,068$107,750
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$73,903$57,332
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$32,050$16,650
Carl LevinDMI$80,445$84,500
Joe LiebermanICT$208,300$244,125
Blanche LincolnDAR$143,782$159,114
Dick LugarRIN$38,525$117,000
Mel MartinezRFL$34,996$14,000
John McCainRAZ$66,955$55,600
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,094,184$31,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$313,975$457,200
Bob MenéndezDNJ$183,450$58,200
Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,083$22,550
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$161,892$34,515
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$37,050$50,235
Patty MurrayDWA$661,109$68,440
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$101,225$166,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$289,964$94,300
Mark L. PryorDAR$51,045$94,200
John "Jack" ReedDRI$42,060$12,000
Harry ReidDNV$486,055$200,485
Jim RischRID$13,350$22,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$98,150$110,100
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$112,100$79,600
Bernie SandersIVT$66,636$7,684
Chuck SchumerDNY$127,275$108,425
Jeff SessionsRAL$51,050$46,503
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,082,168$8,350
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$15,750$25,650
Olympia J. SnoweRME$90,647$28,650
Arlen SpecterDPA$270,150$194,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$880,412$73,316
Jon TesterDMT$155,427$4,850
John ThuneRSD$82,175$90,950
Mark UdallDCO$438,705$20,900
Tom UdallDNM$247,560$10,550
David VitterRLA$294,076$127,550
George VoinovichROH$24,090$136,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$130,725$169,268
Jim WebbDVA$235,073$33,900
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$242,610$26,775
Roger F. WickerRMS$129,675$112,700
Ron WydenDOR$153,500$28,800

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$19,560$3,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$54,350$194,277
John BarrassoRWY$127,000$43,750
Max BaucusDMT$115,430$209,253
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$84,250$56,450
Mark BegichDAK$106,199$750
Michael F. BennetDCO$227,286$23,950
Bob BennettRUT$9,800$56,150
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,932$32,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$12,800$10,566
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,770,288$45,550
Sherrod BrownDOH$411,525$41,900
Sam BrownbackRKS$5,700$1,000
Jim BunningRKY$30,850$10,500
Richard BurrRNC$158,280$367,963
Roland BurrisDIL$2,500$500
Robert ByrdDWV$29,875$2,200
Maria CantwellDWA$293,094$17,766
Ben CardinDMD$345,794$28,900
Tom CarperDDE$20,540$140,570
Bob CaseyDPA$539,927$71,850
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$160,100$335,800
Tom CoburnROK$50,400$43,750
William Thad CochranRMS$25,300$34,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$189,223$106,949
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$30,983$34,900
Bob CorkerRTN$309,554$312,900
John CornynRTX$361,273$229,900
Mike CrapoRID$28,077$55,635
Jim DeMintRSC$87,500$101,685
Chris DoddDCT$79,700$71,825
Byron DorganDND$11,950$118,450
Dick DurbinDIL$125,560$77,200
John EnsignRNV$95,125$57,500
Mike EnziRWY$29,300$53,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$305,237$15,740
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$111,233$31,815
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,072,228$94,285
Lindsey GrahamRSC$72,550$108,550
Chuck GrassleyRIA$71,260$82,849
Judd GreggRNH$500$8,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$700,495$52,550
Tom HarkinDIA$151,765$56,785
Orrin G. HatchRUT$53,200$99,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$126,232$82,550
Jim InhofeROK$55,713$100,850
Dan InouyeDHI$33,400$30,950
Johnny IsaksonRGA$75,150$190,795
Mike JohannsRNE$33,500$105,147
Tim JohnsonDSD$56,229$6,600
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$64,220$20,550
John F. KerryDMA$135,692$30,650
Amy KlobucharDMN$944,684$150,053
Herb KohlDWI$40$0
Jon KylRAZ$289,122$227,700
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$260,068$107,750
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$73,903$57,332
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$32,050$16,650
Carl LevinDMI$80,445$84,500
Joe LiebermanICT$208,300$244,125
Blanche LincolnDAR$143,782$159,114
Dick LugarRIN$38,525$117,000
Mel MartinezRFL$34,996$14,000
John McCainRAZ$66,955$55,600
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,094,184$31,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$313,975$457,200
Bob MenéndezDNJ$183,450$58,200
Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,083$22,550
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$161,892$34,515
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$37,050$50,235
Patty MurrayDWA$661,109$68,440
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$101,225$166,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$289,964$94,300
Mark L. PryorDAR$51,045$94,200
John "Jack" ReedDRI$42,060$12,000
Harry ReidDNV$486,055$200,485
Jim RischRID$13,350$22,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$98,150$110,100
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$112,100$79,600
Bernie SandersIVT$66,636$7,684
Chuck SchumerDNY$127,275$108,425
Jeff SessionsRAL$51,050$46,503
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,082,168$8,350
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$15,750$25,650
Olympia J. SnoweRME$90,647$28,650
Arlen SpecterDPA$270,150$194,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$880,412$73,316
Jon TesterDMT$155,427$4,850
John ThuneRSD$82,175$90,950
Mark UdallDCO$438,705$20,900
Tom UdallDNM$247,560$10,550
David VitterRLA$294,076$127,550
George VoinovichROH$24,090$136,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$130,725$169,268
Jim WebbDVA$235,073$33,900
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$242,610$26,775
Roger F. WickerRMS$129,675$112,700
Ron WydenDOR$153,500$28,800

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$11,170,133
Physicians$8,767,625
Environmental policy$2,853,637
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Chemicals$2,791,381
Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,867,997
Tobacco & Tobacco products$1,634,884
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$764,074
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$665,750
Manufacturing$297,589
Metal cans & containers$48,150
Aluminum mining/processing$33,900
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