Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 112th Congress.

S. 1658 - REFRESH Act of 2011

Agriculture and food. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reform and reauthorize agricultural programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

REFRESH Act of 2011

S. 1658 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to reform and reauthorize agricultural programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reform and reauthorize agricultural programs, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • REFRESH Act of 2011
  • Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger Act of 2011
Sponsor
Richard Lugar
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Agriculture and food
    • Accounting and auditing
    • Aging
    • Agricultural conservation and pollution
    • Agricultural education
    • Agricultural insurance
    • Agricultural marketing and promotion
    • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
    • Agricultural research
    • Agricultural trade
    • Air quality
    • Alternative and renewable resources
    • Chesapeake Bay
    • Consumer credit
    • Education programs funding
    • Employment and training programs
    • Energy efficiency and conservation
    • Energy research
    • Farmland
    • Food assistance and relief
    • Forests
    • Fruit and vegetables
    • Government investigations
    • Government lending and loan guarantees
    • Grain
    • Great Lakes
    • Higher education
    • Hunting and fishing
    • Land use and conservation
    • Livestock
    • Nutrition and diet
    • Public utilities and utility rates
    • Research administration and funding
    • Research and development
    • Rural conditions and development
    • Small business
    • Tariffs
    • User charges and fees
    • Water quality
    • Watersheds
    • Wetlands
    • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced10/05/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/05/2011
    10/05/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    6.2 times as much
    $1,408,954
    $1,408,954
    $228,355
    $228,355

    opposed this bill

    1 Organization Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    REFRESH Act of 2011

    1 organization supported this bill

    Biotechnology Industry Organization
    BIO (2011, October 5). Farm Bill Should Include Energy Programs to Provide Important Market for Agricultural Products, BIO Says. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Biotechnology Industry Organization.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    National Wildlife Federation
    Mikell, Mekell (2011, October 7). REFRESH Act Strains Wildlife Habitat and Farming Conservation Programs . Retrieved May 31, 2012, from National Wildlife Federation.

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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$2,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$10,500$0
    John BarrassoRWY$8,000$0
    Max BaucusDMT$51,200$6,300
    Mark BegichDAK$500$0
    Michael BennetDCO$4,900$2,250
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$6,800$10,750
    Roy BluntRMO$24,250$0
    John BoozmanRAR$10,000$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$23,540$20,500
    Scott BrownRMA$66,881$2,500
    Sherrod BrownDOH$6,200$1,500
    Richard BurrRNC$52,250$1,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$9,400$4,750
    Ben CardinDMD$18,250$4,250
    Tom CarperDDE$4,100$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$31,750$7,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$5,800$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$4,250$0
    Tom CoburnROK$7,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Susan CollinsRME$3,400$1,000
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$4,000$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$7,250$0
    John CornynRTX$20,550$0
    Mike CrapoRID$9,000$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$6,300$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$3,500$0
    Mike EnziRWY$26,750$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$40,500$4,500
    Alan FrankenDMN$7,300$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$43,550$7,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,370$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,000$0
    Kay HaganDNC$53,800$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$37,000$4,000
    Orrin HatchRUT$70,500$0
    Dean HellerRNV$10,745$0
    John HoevenRND$1,700$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$0
    Jim InhofeROK$500$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$23,700$1,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$13,900$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$250$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$7,500$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$3,000
    John KerryDMA$65,500$0
    Mark KirkRIL$4,710$5,000
    Amy KlobucharDMN$2,000$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$6,000$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$14,300$18,250
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$4,500$17,255
    Patrick LeahyDVT$13,500$1,000
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Carl LevinDMI$3,300$1,000
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$500$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$7,650$0
    John McCainRAZ$11,100$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$15,375$1,000
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$56,800$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$26,050$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,800$29,100
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$33,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$500$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,500$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$52,050$7,900
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$3,000$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,000$7,000
    Rand PaulRKY$3,250$0
    Rob PortmanROH$12,000$0
    Mark PryorDAR$6,600$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,600$7,000
    Harry ReidDNV$66,050$11,600
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$24,500$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$6,750$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$6,500$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,550$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$11,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$4,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$3,800$6,500
    Jon TesterDMT$12,050$0
    John ThuneRSD$4,000$0
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$3,800$0
    Mark UdallDCO$4,950$11,450
    Tom UdallDNM$1,500$3,250
    David VitterRLA$9,600$10,500
    Mark WarnerDVA$8,800$750
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$42,483$4,500
    Roger WickerRMS$0$1,000
    Ron WydenDOR$24,900$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$10,500$0
    John BarrassoRWY$8,000$0
    Max BaucusDMT$51,200$6,300
    Mark BegichDAK$500$0
    Michael BennetDCO$4,900$2,250
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$6,800$10,750
    Roy BluntRMO$24,250$0
    John BoozmanRAR$10,000$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$23,540$20,500
    Scott BrownRMA$66,881$2,500
    Sherrod BrownDOH$6,200$1,500
    Richard BurrRNC$52,250$1,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$9,400$4,750
    Ben CardinDMD$18,250$4,250
    Tom CarperDDE$4,100$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$31,750$7,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$5,800$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$4,250$0
    Tom CoburnROK$7,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Susan CollinsRME$3,400$1,000
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$4,000$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$7,250$0
    John CornynRTX$20,550$0
    Mike CrapoRID$9,000$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$6,300$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$3,500$0
    Mike EnziRWY$26,750$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$40,500$4,500
    Alan FrankenDMN$7,300$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$43,550$7,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,370$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,000$0
    Kay HaganDNC$53,800$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$37,000$4,000
    Orrin HatchRUT$70,500$0
    Dean HellerRNV$10,745$0
    John HoevenRND$1,700$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$0
    Jim InhofeROK$500$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$23,700$1,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$13,900$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$250$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$7,500$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$3,000
    John KerryDMA$65,500$0
    Mark KirkRIL$4,710$5,000
    Amy KlobucharDMN$2,000$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$6,000$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$14,300$18,250
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$4,500$17,255
    Patrick LeahyDVT$13,500$1,000
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Carl LevinDMI$3,300$1,000
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$500$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$7,650$0
    John McCainRAZ$11,100$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$15,375$1,000
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$56,800$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$26,050$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,800$29,100
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$33,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$500$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,500$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$52,050$7,900
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$3,000$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,000$7,000
    Rand PaulRKY$3,250$0
    Rob PortmanROH$12,000$0
    Mark PryorDAR$6,600$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,600$7,000
    Harry ReidDNV$66,050$11,600
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$24,500$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$6,750$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$6,500$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,550$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$11,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$4,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$3,800$6,500
    Jon TesterDMT$12,050$0
    John ThuneRSD$4,000$0
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$3,800$0
    Mark UdallDCO$4,950$11,450
    Tom UdallDNM$1,500$3,250
    David VitterRLA$9,600$10,500
    Mark WarnerDVA$8,800$750
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$42,483$4,500
    Roger WickerRMS$0$1,000
    Ron WydenDOR$24,900$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Biotech products & research$1,408,954

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Animal Rights$228,355
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