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S. 1129 - Grazing Improvement Act of 2011

Public lands and natural resources. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Grazing Improvement Act of 2011

S. 1129 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Grazing Improvement Act of 2011
Sponsor
John Barrasso
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Public lands and natural resources
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Land use and conservation
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Livestock
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Major Actions
Introduced5/26/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/26/2011
5/26/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
3/22/2012Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 112-642.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$1,862,809
$25,250
$23,397
$0
$1,911,456
120% more
$228,405
$3,200,326
$776,386
$4,205,117
9 Organizations Supported and 15 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Grazing Improvement Act of 2011

9 organizations supported this bill

American Farm Bureau Federation
AFBF (2011, December 19). National Ag News for December 19, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from American Farm Bureau Federation.
American Sheep Industry Association
ASIA (2011, May 27). Industry Supports Grazing Act. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Sheep USA.
Association of National Grasslands
undersigned organizations (2011, May 26). Letter on Grazing Improvement Act. Retrieved August 3, 2012, from Public Lands Council.
National Association of Conservation Districts
National Association of Conservation Districts (2012, July 9). Land Conservation Issues. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from National Association of Conservation Districts.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Joe Guild, NCBA Federal Lands Committee chairman; and John Falen, Public Lands Council president (2011, December 15). How to “Vitalize” Federal Lands Grazing. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Public Lands Council
Public Lands Council (2012, February 0). Capital Issues February 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (n.d.). SD stockgrowers applaud Grazing Improvement Act. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.
Wyoming Stock Growers Association
Joy Ufford at John Barrosos Website (2011, May 31). Sublette Examiner: Grazing Improvement Act ‘levels playing field’. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .
Wyoming Wool Growers Association
(2011, May 27). Industry Supports Grazing Act. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Sheep USA.

15 organizations opposed this bill

Animal Law Coalition
ALC (2011, October 28). "Grazing Improvement Act" a Misnomer. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Animal Law Coalition.
Animal Welfare Institute
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi.pdf.
Conservation Northwest
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi.pdf.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_0_0.pdf.
Los Padres ForestWatch
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_0.pdf.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_1.pdf.
Oregon Wild
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_1.pdf.
Sequoia Forest Keeper
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_2.pdf.
Sierra Club Grazing Team
Ertz, Brian (n.d.). WWP Goes to Washington D.C.. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Western Watersheds.
Soda Mountain Wilderness Council
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi.pdf.
Taylor Outfitters
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_2_0.pdf.
Western Nebraska Resources Council
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_3_0.pdf.
Western Watersheds Project
Ertz, Brian (n.d.). WWP Goes to Washington D.C.. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Western Watersheds.
Wild Utah Project
Statement of Andy Kerr, Advisor, WildEarth Guardians, on the Grazing Improvement Act of 2011 (S. 1229): Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Andy Kerr). Retrieved August 3, 2012, from US_112_S1129_oppose_multi_4.pdf.
Wildearth Guardians
Mark Salvo, Sagebrush Sea Campaign Director at WildEarth Guardians (n.d.). Congressional Cow Coddling Threatens Public Lands and Wildlife. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,600$4,600
Kelly AyotteRNH$10,850$8,400
John BarrassoRWY$45,000$3,459
Max BaucusDMT$44,409$47,700
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$89,699
Michael F. BennetDCO$38,739$173,161
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$72,306
Roy BluntRMO$85,229$23,700
John BoozmanRAR$6,500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,400$289,322
Scott P. BrownRMA$15,450$46,110
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$139,271
Richard BurrRNC$17,200$20,050
Maria CantwellDWA$0$124,813
Ben CardinDMD$0$12,275
Tom CarperDDE$0$9,800
Bob CaseyDPA$3,000$40,504
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$48,108$4,600
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$2,400
Tom CoburnROK$5,200$0
William Thad CochranRMS$4,000$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,800$44,550
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,250$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$18,877
Bob CorkerRTN$6,150$8,000
John CornynRTX$283,180$13,650
Mike CrapoRID$22,300$2,300
Jim DeMintRSC$4,000$10,450
Dick DurbinDIL$19,500$30,210
Mike EnziRWY$22,665$2,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$19,000$48,549
Al FrankenDMN$6,000$170,636
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$6,650$141,884
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,950$28,976
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,750$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$3,500$73,064
Tom HarkinDIA$29,382$21,315
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,500$31,400
Dean HellerRNV$39,620$9,500
John HoevenRND$2,500$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$34,600$2,800
Jim InhofeROK$39,699$4,000
Dan InouyeDHI$11,600$4,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,200$21,400
Mike JohannsRNE$46,285$2,800
Ron JohnsonRWI$8,400$5,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$20,250$14,800
John F. KerryDMA$0$6,620
Mark KirkRIL$8,260$30,110
Amy KlobucharDMN$10,000$18,000
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$800$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$26,416
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,550$47,858
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,500$29,800
Mike LeeRUT$300$7,700
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$31,045
Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,600
Dick LugarRIN$19,000$23,424
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,400$45,300
John McCainRAZ$24,875$5,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,000$20,054
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$70,097$32,800
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,600$51,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,550$124,507
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,000$22,848
Jerry MoranRKS$101,700$6,300
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,800$22,250
Patty MurrayDWA$3,650$115,607
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$5,500$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,574$81,682
Rand PaulRKY$21,450$0
Rob PortmanROH$31,400$63,100
Mark L. PryorDAR$10,550$5,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$750$16,960
Harry ReidDNV$16,900$180,339
Jim RischRID$44,350$3,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$40,800$8,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$40,600
Marco RubioRFL$61,269$13,700
Bernie SandersIVT$1,200$48,890
Chuck SchumerDNY$14,200$68,850
Jeff SessionsRAL$8,050$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,300$94,867
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$7,100
Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,400$33,390
Debbie StabenowDMI$28,082$41,125
Jon TesterDMT$76,983$284,560
John ThuneRSD$43,625$12,900
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$12,375$43,325
Mark UdallDCO$42,850$309,505
Tom UdallDNM$65,100$144,288
David VitterRLA$8,000$47,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$9,600$25,633
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$4,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$94,483
Roger F. WickerRMS$12,750$13,000
Ron WydenDOR$12,400$15,400

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,600$4,600
Kelly AyotteRNH$10,850$8,400
John BarrassoRWY$45,000$3,459
Max BaucusDMT$44,409$47,700
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$89,699
Michael F. BennetDCO$38,739$173,161
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$72,306
Roy BluntRMO$85,229$23,700
John BoozmanRAR$6,500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,400$289,322
Scott P. BrownRMA$15,450$46,110
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$139,271
Richard BurrRNC$17,200$20,050
Maria CantwellDWA$0$124,813
Ben CardinDMD$0$12,275
Tom CarperDDE$0$9,800
Bob CaseyDPA$3,000$40,504
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$48,108$4,600
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$2,400
Tom CoburnROK$5,200$0
William Thad CochranRMS$4,000$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,800$44,550
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,250$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$18,877
Bob CorkerRTN$6,150$8,000
John CornynRTX$283,180$13,650
Mike CrapoRID$22,300$2,300
Jim DeMintRSC$4,000$10,450
Dick DurbinDIL$19,500$30,210
Mike EnziRWY$22,665$2,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$19,000$48,549
Al FrankenDMN$6,000$170,636
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$6,650$141,884
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,950$28,976
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,750$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$3,500$73,064
Tom HarkinDIA$29,382$21,315
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,500$31,400
Dean HellerRNV$39,620$9,500
John HoevenRND$2,500$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$34,600$2,800
Jim InhofeROK$39,699$4,000
Dan InouyeDHI$11,600$4,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,200$21,400
Mike JohannsRNE$46,285$2,800
Ron JohnsonRWI$8,400$5,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$20,250$14,800
John F. KerryDMA$0$6,620
Mark KirkRIL$8,260$30,110
Amy KlobucharDMN$10,000$18,000
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$800$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$26,416
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,550$47,858
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,500$29,800
Mike LeeRUT$300$7,700
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$31,045
Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,600
Dick LugarRIN$19,000$23,424
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,400$45,300
John McCainRAZ$24,875$5,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,000$20,054
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$70,097$32,800
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,600$51,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,550$124,507
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,000$22,848
Jerry MoranRKS$101,700$6,300
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,800$22,250
Patty MurrayDWA$3,650$115,607
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$5,500$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,574$81,682
Rand PaulRKY$21,450$0
Rob PortmanROH$31,400$63,100
Mark L. PryorDAR$10,550$5,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$750$16,960
Harry ReidDNV$16,900$180,339
Jim RischRID$44,350$3,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$40,800$8,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$40,600
Marco RubioRFL$61,269$13,700
Bernie SandersIVT$1,200$48,890
Chuck SchumerDNY$14,200$68,850
Jeff SessionsRAL$8,050$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,300$94,867
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$7,100
Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,400$33,390
Debbie StabenowDMI$28,082$41,125
Jon TesterDMT$76,983$284,560
John ThuneRSD$43,625$12,900
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$12,375$43,325
Mark UdallDCO$42,850$309,505
Tom UdallDNM$65,100$144,288
David VitterRLA$8,000$47,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$9,600$25,633
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$4,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$94,483
Roger F. WickerRMS$12,750$13,000
Ron WydenDOR$12,400$15,400

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Livestock$1,862,809
Sheep and Wool Producers$25,250
Farm bureaus$23,397
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$3,200,326
Apparel & accessory stores$776,386
Animal Rights$228,405
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