S. 2204 - Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act

Taxation. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy and energy conservation. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
Amendments:
51 proposed amendments. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On the Cloture Motion S. 2204

DID NOT PASS on March 29, 2012.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 51 voted NO: 47
2 voted present/not voting

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Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act

S. 2204 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy and energy conservation. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy and energy conservation.
Other Titles
  • Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act
Sponsor
Robert Menendez
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Business investment and capital
  • Coal
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy revenues and royalties
  • First responders and emergency personnel
  • Hybrid, electric, and advanced technology vehicles
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax deductions
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Mining
  • Motor fuels
  • Oil and gas
  • Residential rehabilitation and home repair
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Taxation of foreign income
  • Worker safety and health
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Major Actions
Introduced3/19/2012
Amendments (51 proposed)
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion S. 22043/26/2012This motion PASSED the Senate
92 voted YES 4 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn the Cloture Motion S. 22043/29/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
51 voted YES 47 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/19/2012
3/19/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar3/20/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 337.
3/22/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
3/22/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate.
3/22/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
3/26/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
select this voteVote3/26/2012On the Cloture Motion S. 2204
3/27/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
3/27/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
3/27/2012Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
3/27/2012Motion by Senator Reid to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 1970) made in Senate.
3/27/2012Amendment SA 1968 proposed by Senator Reid.
3/27/2012Amendment SA 1969 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1968.
3/27/2012Amendment SA 1970 proposed by Senator Reid.
3/27/2012Amendment SA 1971 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1970 (the instructions of the motion).
3/27/2012Amendment SA 1972 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1971.
3/27/2012Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
currently selectedVote3/29/2012On the Cloture Motion S. 2204
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 1946McCain, John [R-AZ]March 26, 2012Offered on March 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1947McCain, John [R-AZ]March 26, 2012Offered on March 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1948McCain, John [R-AZ]March 26, 2012Offered on March 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1949McCain, John [R-AZ]March 26, 2012Offered on March 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1950McCain, John [R-AZ]March 26, 2012Offered on March 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1951McCain, John [R-AZ]March 26, 2012Offered on March 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1952Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]March 26, 2012Offered on March 25, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1953Menéndez, Robert [D-NJ]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1954Menéndez, Robert [D-NJ]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1955Kohl, Herbert [D-WI]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1956Barrasso, John [R-WY]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1957Barrasso, John [R-WY]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1958Heller, Dean [R-NV]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1959Paul, Rand [R-KY]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1960Paul, Rand [R-KY]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1961Pryor, Mark [D-AR]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1962Pryor, Mark [D-AR]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1963Inhofe, James [R-OK]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1964Brown, Scott [R-MA]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1965Vitter, David [R-LA]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1966Wicker, Roger [R-MS]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1967Inhofe, James [R-OK]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1968Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

To change the enactment date.

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S. Amdt. 1969Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

Of a perfecting nature.

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S. Amdt. 1970Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

To change the enactment date.

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S. Amdt. 1971Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

Of a perfecting nature.

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S. Amdt. 1972Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1973Tester, Jon [D-MT]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1974Inhofe, James [R-OK]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1976Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1977Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1978Cornyn, John [R-TX]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1979Carper, Thomas [D-DE]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1980Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1981Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1982Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1983Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1984Hoeven, John [R-ND]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1985Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1986Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1987Snowe, Olympia [R-ME]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1988Casey, Robert [D-PA]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1989Casey, Robert [D-PA]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1990Casey, Robert [D-PA]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1991Bennet, Michael [D-CO]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1992Lieberman, Joseph [I-CT]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1993Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1994Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1995Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1996Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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S. Amdt. 1997Vitter, David [R-LA]March 28, 2012Offered on March 27, 2012.

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Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

opposed this motion

$5,330
$7,618
YES$12,948
6.2 times as much
$47,098
$32,761
NO$79,859
6 Organizations Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act

6 organizations supported this motion

Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife (2012, March 26). TAKE ACTION: Ask Your Senator to End the Big Oil Giveaway. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from Defenders of Wildlife.
Growth Energy
Holly Jessen (2012, March 29). Bill to end tax breaks for Big Oil defeated in Senate. Retrieved March 29, 2012, from Ethanol Producer Magazine.
League of Conservation Voters
Lea Brumfield (2012, March 23). End Big Oil Handouts. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from LCV.
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC (n.d.). Tell Your Senators: Stop Oil Industry Handouts! . Retrieved March 26, 2012, from Tell Your Senators: Stop Oil Industry Handouts! .
Public Citizen
Public Citizen (2012, March 22). Repeal Oil Industry Giveaways, Invest in Clean Energy. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from Public Citizen.
Wilderness Society
David Moulton, Senior Director of Legislative Affairs (2012, March 23). Big Oil Tax Subsidies -- End Them Now!. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from Four Winds 10.

9 organizations opposed this motion

60 Plus Association
Jim Martin, Chairman, 60 Plus (2012, March 26). Energy Tax Bill Hurts Seniors: 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin: ‘The Legislation is Baseless and Destructive’. Retrieved March 29, 2012, from Issues.
American Petroleum Institute
Restuccia, Andrew (2012, March 26). Oil Industry Launches Full-court Press Against Senate Bill Repealing Tax Breaks. The Hill. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/218077-oil-industry-launches-full-court-press-against-bill-repealing-tax-breaks.
Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Prosperity (2012, March 26). No New Energy Taxes. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from Americans for Prosperity.
Americans for Tax Reform
Grover G. Norquist (2012, March 26). ATR Encourages Congress to Debate S.2204. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from Americans for Tax Reform.
ExxonMobil
Ken Cohen (2012, March 23). Déjà vu all over again: Senate targets American oil and gas companies for energy tax hikes . Retrieved March 26, 2012, from ExxonMobil Perspectives.
Heritage Foundation
Josh Robbins (2012, March 25). Cloakroom: March 26 – March 30. Retrieved March 26, 2012, from Heritage Action for America.
National Association of Manufacturers
Aric Newhouse, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations (2012, March 26). Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Manufacturers with Increased Costs and Lower Supply. Retrieved March 29, 2012, from Communications.
National Taxpayers Union
National Taxpayers Union (2012, March 26). NTU urges all Senators to vote “NO” on S. 2204, the so-called “Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act.” . Retrieved March 29, 2012, from Energy & Environment.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2012, March 26). Key Vote Alert! Opposing S. 2204. Retrieved March 29, 2012, from Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups selected by Chris Gorin, July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2011.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,500Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$53,350No
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$61,100No
John BarrassoRWY$0$169,250No
Max BaucusDMT$0$53,900Yes
Mark BegichDAK$0$53,597No
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$23,150Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$21,000Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$264,250No
John BoozmanRAR$0$21,950No
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$6,950Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$0$50,750No
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$4,000Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$98,050No
Maria CantwellDWA$0$5,200Yes
Ben CardinDMD$0$3,100Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$28,800Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$0$33,700Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$104,600No
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$66,800No
Tom CoburnROK$0$56,200No
William Thad CochranRMS$0$30,000No
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$47,150Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$16,000Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$91,200No
John CornynRTX$0$207,650No
Mike CrapoRID$0$55,000No
Jim DeMintRSC$0$67,150No
Dick DurbinDIL$0$1,000Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$51,300No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$38,500Yes
Al FrankenDMN$0$5,100Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$14,900Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$29,700No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$88,000No
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$3,500Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$3,500Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$86,000Not Voting
Dean HellerRNV$0$44,900No
John HoevenRND$0$98,300No
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$87,300No
Jim InhofeROK$0$128,600No
Dan InouyeDHI$0$13,950Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$59,100No
Mike JohannsRNE$0$39,850No
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$33,700No
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$15,250Yes
John F. KerryDMA$0$250Yes
Mark KirkRIL$0$73,800Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$3,600Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$56,100No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$151,650No
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$16,600Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$250Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$17,500No
Carl LevinDMI$0$6,000Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$25,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$22,725No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$18,900Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$39,750No
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$2,500Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$148,350No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$31,000Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$3,000Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$1,000Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$71,800No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$153,150No
Patty MurrayDWA$0$6,250Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$45,400No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$9,317Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$50,000No
Rob PortmanROH$0$126,000No
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$51,450Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$1,000Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$22,250Yes
Jim RischRID$0$29,500No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$119,450No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$11,500Yes
Marco RubioRFL$0$95,600No
Bernie SandersIVT$0$1,500Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$24,850Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$39,000No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$2,500Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$28,500No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$26,000Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$1,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$8,250Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$68,450No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$114,300No
Mark UdallDCO$0$13,500Yes
Tom UdallDNM$0$6,029Yes
David VitterRLA$0$122,500No
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$13,300Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$2,706No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$5,500Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$139,300No
Ron WydenDOR$0$6,900Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,110$2,750Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$500$81,800No
Kelly AyotteRNH$7,800$146,600No
John BarrassoRWY$1,500$187,550No
Max BaucusDMT$107,300$56,400Yes
Mark BegichDAK$81,949$55,347No
Michael F. BennetDCO$183,211$25,900Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$22,401$21,000Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$53,356$500Yes
Roy BluntRMO$18,200$420,666No
John BoozmanRAR$2,400$63,784No
Barbara BoxerDCA$326,871$26,800Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$6,800$307,920No
Sherrod BrownDOH$80,900$10,775Yes
Richard BurrRNC$18,540$160,895No
Maria CantwellDWA$146,615$5,950Yes
Ben CardinDMD$48,741$3,600Yes
Tom CarperDDE$4,300$29,300Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$72,463$38,700Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$7,000$478,048No
Daniel CoatsRIN$5,500$126,800No
Tom CoburnROK$4,800$157,793No
William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$38,300No
Susan M. CollinsRME$25,100$123,999Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,500$17,500Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$19,127$3,100Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$3,000$224,165No
John CornynRTX$1,000$368,690No
Mike CrapoRID$3,300$55,700No
Jim DeMintRSC$11,350$362,170No
Dick DurbinDIL$64,285$5,750Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$59,300No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$38,350$39,500Yes
Al FrankenDMN$154,586$9,660Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$107,659$29,450Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,550$64,042No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$52,851$130,650No
Kay R. HaganDNC$62,714$3,500Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$26,665$4,500Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$12,168$117,950Not Voting
Dean HellerRNV$6,500$77,050No
John HoevenRND$11,500$127,400No
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,550$161,280No
Jim InhofeROK$250$196,725No
Dan InouyeDHI$9,700$15,150Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$7,900$91,100No
Mike JohannsRNE$12,550$68,296No
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$204,257No
Tim JohnsonDSD$41,828$15,250Yes
John F. KerryDMA$12,320$500Yes
Mark KirkRIL$29,910$388,050Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$66,350$28,750Yes
Herb KohlDWI$40$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$4,550$397,367No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$7,966$155,050No
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$29,153$16,850Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$30,550$250Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$49,970No
Carl LevinDMI$27,295$8,500Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$36,979$55,850Yes
Dick LugarRIN$34,975$47,475No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$51,900$21,400Yes
John McCainRAZ$1,250$227,993No
Claire McCaskillDMO$61,260$8,100Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$26,600$404,208No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$51,500$33,000Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$112,257$4,000Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,950$1,500Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$11,950$91,450No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$30,600$153,400No
Patty MurrayDWA$123,357$8,750Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$32,150$55,150No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$76,195$9,867Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$320,090No
Rob PortmanROH$30,650$271,598No
Mark L. PryorDAR$6,800$52,700Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$8,960$1,500Yes
Harry ReidDNV$267,349$38,050Yes
Jim RischRID$3,050$215,206No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,000$225,299No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$38,300$13,000Yes
Marco RubioRFL$15,240$1,057,048No
Bernie SandersIVT$55,700$1,500Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$53,500$30,250Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$105,870No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$101,717$2,500Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,700$29,550No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$12,650$63,550Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$41,860$9,250Yes
Jon TesterDMT$164,906$8,750Yes
John ThuneRSD$51,100$301,293No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$37,850$1,426,400No
Mark UdallDCO$353,690$15,000Yes
Tom UdallDNM$159,087$6,529Yes
David VitterRLA$23,100$347,901No
Mark R. WarnerDVA$10,383$16,060Yes
Jim WebbDVA$52,600$4,456No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$80,510$7,100Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$5,300$207,975No
Ron WydenDOR$36,677$7,650Yes

Interest Groups that supported this motion

$ Donated
Environmental policy$3,200,243
Alternate energy production & services$1,177,533
Consumer groups$7,500

Interest Groups that opposed this motion

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,660,090
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,561,197
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,012,327
Manufacturing$411,149
Chambers of commerce$265,629
Fiscal & tax policy$66,425
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