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…

159% more
$7,635,330
$2,857,591
$8,609,211
$6,100
$19,108,232
$44,400
$2,459,584
$583,500
$1,586,890
$194,540
$30,900
$1,756,688
$731,974
$7,388,476
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$18,260$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$50,350$190,377
John BarrassoRWY$147,800$39,250
Max BaucusDMT$119,392$200,953
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$86,650$48,450
Mark BegichDAK$121,982$1,750
Michael BennetDCO$220,736$23,950
Bob BennettRUT$7,000$52,900
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$66,732$32,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$11,650$7,266
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,527,234$46,100
Sherrod BrownDOH$483,618$33,550
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,700$1,000
Jim BunningRKY$34,050$10,500
Richard BurrRNC$147,409$342,979
Roland BurrisDIL$2,500$500
Robert ByrdDWV$25,300$1,700
Maria CantwellDWA$400,701$12,766
Ben CardinDMD$356,296$28,400
Tom CarperDDE$21,890$149,540
Bob CaseyDPA$539,777$74,450
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$164,350$325,600
Tom CoburnROK$46,350$44,050
William Thad CochranRMS$28,100$32,500
Susan CollinsRME$183,779$90,250
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$29,000$32,800
Bob CorkerRTN$313,476$283,900
John CornynRTX$338,673$191,500
Mike CrapoRID$32,627$55,635
Jim DeMintRSC$88,800$103,585
Chris DoddDCT$95,100$64,175
Byron DorganDND$10,950$66,200
Dick DurbinDIL$125,310$72,000
John EnsignRNV$102,825$57,500
Mike EnziRWY$33,050$53,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$283,092$9,690
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$107,250$31,815
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,010,252$92,835
Lindsey GrahamRSC$54,913$87,150
Chuck GrassleyRIA$70,260$80,049
Judd GreggRNH$500$7,000
Kay HaganDNC$551,696$49,000
Tom HarkinDIA$155,915$50,735
Orrin HatchRUT$56,450$90,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$134,082$51,950
Jim InhofeROK$45,963$85,150
Dan InouyeDHI$28,550$28,950
Johnny IsaksonRGA$76,150$174,845
Mike JohannsRNE$34,000$88,547
Tim JohnsonDSD$53,901$7,600
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$60,020$14,550
John KerryDMA$138,822$30,300
Amy KlobucharDMN$909,986$125,103
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$257,532$172,350
Mary LandrieuDLA$235,827$105,250
Frank LautenbergDNJ$72,503$60,732
Patrick LeahyDVT$26,800$14,150
Carl LevinDMI$76,395$82,500
Joe LiebermanICT$199,800$185,625
Blanche LincolnDAR$148,816$157,144
Dick LugarRIN$40,775$105,050
Mel MartinezRFL$36,496$16,300
John McCainRAZ$63,035$54,125
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,092,679$25,950
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$306,200$420,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$203,150$52,800
Jeff MerkleyDOR$117,771$22,550
Barbara MikulskiDMD$157,893$31,515
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$35,333$48,985
Patty MurrayDWA$634,497$67,000
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$104,325$164,750
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$276,224$91,650
Mark PryorDAR$50,645$94,200
John "Jack" ReedDRI$40,760$12,000
Harry ReidDNV$448,834$198,485
Jim RischRID$10,050$17,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$94,100$105,900
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$130,000$76,300
Bernie SandersIVT$67,400$1,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$125,125$99,225
Jeff SessionsRAL$48,950$44,003
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$917,251$5,050
Richard ShelbyRAL$15,750$25,650
Olympia SnoweRME$87,472$25,900
Arlen SpecterDPA$283,433$174,483
Debbie StabenowDMI$853,464$68,466
Jon TesterDMT$147,877$2,750
John ThuneRSD$74,875$80,450
Mark UdallDCO$418,137$21,150
Tom UdallDNM$231,166$9,550
David VitterRLA$300,976$111,950
George VoinovichROH$28,325$114,200
Mark WarnerDVA$131,335$170,318
Jim WebbDVA$220,602$31,950
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$257,310$10,525
Roger WickerRMS$120,625$100,700
Ron WydenDOR$156,500$28,800

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$18,260$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$50,350$190,377
John BarrassoRWY$147,800$39,250
Max BaucusDMT$119,392$200,953
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$86,650$48,450
Mark BegichDAK$121,982$1,750
Michael BennetDCO$220,736$23,950
Bob BennettRUT$7,000$52,900
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$66,732$32,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$11,650$7,266
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,527,234$46,100
Sherrod BrownDOH$483,618$33,550
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,700$1,000
Jim BunningRKY$34,050$10,500
Richard BurrRNC$147,409$342,979
Roland BurrisDIL$2,500$500
Robert ByrdDWV$25,300$1,700
Maria CantwellDWA$400,701$12,766
Ben CardinDMD$356,296$28,400
Tom CarperDDE$21,890$149,540
Bob CaseyDPA$539,777$74,450
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$164,350$325,600
Tom CoburnROK$46,350$44,050
William Thad CochranRMS$28,100$32,500
Susan CollinsRME$183,779$90,250
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$29,000$32,800
Bob CorkerRTN$313,476$283,900
John CornynRTX$338,673$191,500
Mike CrapoRID$32,627$55,635
Jim DeMintRSC$88,800$103,585
Chris DoddDCT$95,100$64,175
Byron DorganDND$10,950$66,200
Dick DurbinDIL$125,310$72,000
John EnsignRNV$102,825$57,500
Mike EnziRWY$33,050$53,500
Russ FeingoldDWI$283,092$9,690
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$107,250$31,815
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,010,252$92,835
Lindsey GrahamRSC$54,913$87,150
Chuck GrassleyRIA$70,260$80,049
Judd GreggRNH$500$7,000
Kay HaganDNC$551,696$49,000
Tom HarkinDIA$155,915$50,735
Orrin HatchRUT$56,450$90,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$134,082$51,950
Jim InhofeROK$45,963$85,150
Dan InouyeDHI$28,550$28,950
Johnny IsaksonRGA$76,150$174,845
Mike JohannsRNE$34,000$88,547
Tim JohnsonDSD$53,901$7,600
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$60,020$14,550
John KerryDMA$138,822$30,300
Amy KlobucharDMN$909,986$125,103
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$257,532$172,350
Mary LandrieuDLA$235,827$105,250
Frank LautenbergDNJ$72,503$60,732
Patrick LeahyDVT$26,800$14,150
Carl LevinDMI$76,395$82,500
Joe LiebermanICT$199,800$185,625
Blanche LincolnDAR$148,816$157,144
Dick LugarRIN$40,775$105,050
Mel MartinezRFL$36,496$16,300
John McCainRAZ$63,035$54,125
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,092,679$25,950
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$306,200$420,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$203,150$52,800
Jeff MerkleyDOR$117,771$22,550
Barbara MikulskiDMD$157,893$31,515
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$35,333$48,985
Patty MurrayDWA$634,497$67,000
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$104,325$164,750
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$276,224$91,650
Mark PryorDAR$50,645$94,200
John "Jack" ReedDRI$40,760$12,000
Harry ReidDNV$448,834$198,485
Jim RischRID$10,050$17,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$94,100$105,900
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$130,000$76,300
Bernie SandersIVT$67,400$1,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$125,125$99,225
Jeff SessionsRAL$48,950$44,003
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$917,251$5,050
Richard ShelbyRAL$15,750$25,650
Olympia SnoweRME$87,472$25,900
Arlen SpecterDPA$283,433$174,483
Debbie StabenowDMI$853,464$68,466
Jon TesterDMT$147,877$2,750
John ThuneRSD$74,875$80,450
Mark UdallDCO$418,137$21,150
Tom UdallDNM$231,166$9,550
David VitterRLA$300,976$111,950
George VoinovichROH$28,325$114,200
Mark WarnerDVA$131,335$170,318
Jim WebbDVA$220,602$31,950
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$257,310$10,525
Roger WickerRMS$120,625$100,700
Ron WydenDOR$156,500$28,800

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Physicians$8,609,211
Women's issues$7,635,330
Environmental policy$2,857,591
Consumer groups$6,100

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Chemicals$2,459,584
Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,756,688
Tobacco & Tobacco products$1,586,890
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$731,974
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$583,500
Manufacturing$194,540
Metal cans & containers$44,400
Aluminum mining/processing$30,900
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