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S. 3239 - Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012

Agriculture and food. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012

S. 3239 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012
Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Agricultural trade
  • Air quality
  • Animal protection and human-animal relationships
  • Birds
  • California
  • Federal preemption
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Livestock
  • Trade restrictions
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/24/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/24/2012
5/24/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
5/24/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
7/26/2012Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Veterinarians [About]
Consumer groups [About]
Animal Rights (split) [About]
Poultry & eggs (split) [About]
$555,270
$5,150
$560,420
7.7 times as much
$1,862,809
$23,397
$25,250
$494,281
$1,895,159
$4,300,896

opposed this bill

22 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012

22 organizations supported this bill

American Association of Avian Pathologists
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
American Humane Association
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
ASPCA (2012, June 7). USA: Help Our Nation's Egg-Laying Hens. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from ASPCA.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Association of Avian Veterinarians
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Association of California Egg Farmers
ACEF (2012, May 24). California Egg Farmers Welcome New Animal Welfare Legislation. Sacramento Bee. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/24/4514700/california-egg-farmers-welcome.html.
Center for Food Safety
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Center for Science in the Public interest
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Compassion in World Farming
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Compassion Over Killing
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Consumer Federation of America
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Farm Sanctuary
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
In Defense of Animals
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
Mercy For Animals
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
National Consumers League
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
National Federation Of Humane Societies
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
The Humane League
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.
United Egg Producers
ACEF (2012, May 24). California Egg Farmers Welcome New Animal Welfare Legislation. Sacramento Bee. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/24/4514700/california-egg-farmers-welcome.html.
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Humane Society (2012, June 3). The following have endorsed S. 3239/H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Humane Society.

10 organizations opposed this bill

American Farm Bureau Federation
National Grange (2012, June 6). HSUS/UEP Alliance. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Grange.
American Sheep Industry Association
National Grange (2012, June 6). HSUS/UEP Alliance. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Grange.
Egg Farmers of America
National Grange (2012, June 6). HSUS/UEP Alliance. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Grange.
Humane Farming Association
Humane Farming Association (2012, April 16). Egg Industry Bill Would Keep Hens in Cages Forever. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from Stop the Rotten Egg Bill.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
NCBA (2012, May 31). Beltway Beef. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from Beef USA.
National Farmers Union
National Grange (2012, June 6). HSUS/UEP Alliance. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Grange.
National Grange
National Grange (2012, June 6). HSUS/UEP Alliance. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Grange.
National Milk Producers Federation
National Grange (2012, June 6). HSUS/UEP Alliance. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Grange.
National Pork Producers Council
NPPC (2012, May 25). Bill To Dictate On-Farm Production Practices Introduced By Feinstein. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Pork Producers Council.
National Turkey Federation
National Grange (2012, June 6). HSUS/UEP Alliance. Retrieved June 8, 2012, from National Grange.

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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$500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,300$21,900
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,500$24,350
John BarrassoRWY$4,900$47,000
Max BaucusDMT$15,400$87,409
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$2,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$6,400$72,289
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$20,600
Richard BlumenthalDCT$2,900$3,000
Roy BluntRMO$7,550$201,821
John BoozmanRAR$750$9,800
Barbara BoxerDCA$4,950$34,900
Scott P. BrownRMA$17,600$54,750
Sherrod BrownDOH$16,000$21,100
Richard BurrRNC$9,500$47,592
Maria CantwellDWA$2,450$0
Ben CardinDMD$7,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$400$1,200
Bob CaseyDPA$12,150$39,000
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$11,000$153,008
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$5,500
Tom CoburnROK$4,000$15,200
William Thad CochranRMS$9,000$37,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$18,200
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$17,750
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,100$1,750
Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$23,400
John CornynRTX$1,250$334,730
Mike CrapoRID$9,000$55,700
Jim DeMintRSC$0$19,500
Dick DurbinDIL$10,300$45,020
Mike EnziRWY$6,000$33,165
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,500$77,984
Al FrankenDMN$6,950$16,500
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$8,150$91,100
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,000$23,450
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,150$80,100
Kay R. HaganDNC$8,800$9,500
Tom HarkinDIA$12,750$108,731
Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,000$21,500
Dean HellerRNV$2,800$52,370
John HoevenRND$0$23,300
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$36,600
Jim InhofeROK$500$54,499
Dan InouyeDHI$5,000$13,100
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,750$21,450
Mike JohannsRNE$12,500$147,725
Ron JohnsonRWI$13,250$38,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$12,500$44,750
John F. KerryDMA$0$0
Mark KirkRIL$2,750$29,260
Amy KlobucharDMN$7,000$84,100
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$300$3,300
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$8,450$19,385
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$200$4,550
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$6,000$44,350
Mike LeeRUT$500$5,800
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$3,500
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,200$79,950
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,000$5,400
John McCainRAZ$5,400$29,375
Claire McCaskillDMO$14,000$11,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$15,000$139,244
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$22,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$4,550
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$11,400$15,000
Jerry MoranRKS$15,450$205,915
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$4,000$15,800
Patty MurrayDWA$5,250$10,900
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$30,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$7,950$27,074
Rand PaulRKY$3,400$22,450
Rob PortmanROH$3,500$68,400
Mark L. PryorDAR$6,000$22,550
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,000$5,150
Harry ReidDNV$19,700$75,200
Jim RischRID$2,500$61,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$11,450$124,266
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$4,000
Marco RubioRFL$3,700$83,769
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$12,900
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,000$28,200
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,400$21,450
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,650$14,200
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$15,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$2,900
Debbie StabenowDMI$11,750$142,582
Jon TesterDMT$4,550$90,483
John ThuneRSD$9,750$111,825
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,470$28,875
Mark UdallDCO$0$86,000
Tom UdallDNM$1,000$80,900
David VitterRLA$15,500$17,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,000$25,850
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,500
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$600$500
Roger F. WickerRMS$4,300$32,250
Ron WydenDOR$25,200$18,400

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,300$21,900
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,500$24,350
John BarrassoRWY$4,900$47,000
Max BaucusDMT$15,400$87,409
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$2,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$6,400$72,289
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$20,600
Richard BlumenthalDCT$2,900$3,000
Roy BluntRMO$7,550$201,821
John BoozmanRAR$750$9,800
Barbara BoxerDCA$4,950$34,900
Scott P. BrownRMA$17,600$54,750
Sherrod BrownDOH$16,000$21,100
Richard BurrRNC$9,500$47,592
Maria CantwellDWA$2,450$0
Ben CardinDMD$7,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$400$1,200
Bob CaseyDPA$12,150$39,000
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$11,000$153,008
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$5,500
Tom CoburnROK$4,000$15,200
William Thad CochranRMS$9,000$37,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$18,200
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$17,750
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,100$1,750
Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$23,400
John CornynRTX$1,250$334,730
Mike CrapoRID$9,000$55,700
Jim DeMintRSC$0$19,500
Dick DurbinDIL$10,300$45,020
Mike EnziRWY$6,000$33,165
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,500$77,984
Al FrankenDMN$6,950$16,500
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$8,150$91,100
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,000$23,450
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,150$80,100
Kay R. HaganDNC$8,800$9,500
Tom HarkinDIA$12,750$108,731
Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,000$21,500
Dean HellerRNV$2,800$52,370
John HoevenRND$0$23,300
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$36,600
Jim InhofeROK$500$54,499
Dan InouyeDHI$5,000$13,100
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,750$21,450
Mike JohannsRNE$12,500$147,725
Ron JohnsonRWI$13,250$38,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$12,500$44,750
John F. KerryDMA$0$0
Mark KirkRIL$2,750$29,260
Amy KlobucharDMN$7,000$84,100
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$300$3,300
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$8,450$19,385
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$200$4,550
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$6,000$44,350
Mike LeeRUT$500$5,800
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$3,500
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,200$79,950
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,000$5,400
John McCainRAZ$5,400$29,375
Claire McCaskillDMO$14,000$11,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$15,000$139,244
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$22,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$4,550
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$11,400$15,000
Jerry MoranRKS$15,450$205,915
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$4,000$15,800
Patty MurrayDWA$5,250$10,900
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$30,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$7,950$27,074
Rand PaulRKY$3,400$22,450
Rob PortmanROH$3,500$68,400
Mark L. PryorDAR$6,000$22,550
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,000$5,150
Harry ReidDNV$19,700$75,200
Jim RischRID$2,500$61,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$11,450$124,266
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$4,000
Marco RubioRFL$3,700$83,769
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$12,900
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,000$28,200
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,400$21,450
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,650$14,200
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$15,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$2,900
Debbie StabenowDMI$11,750$142,582
Jon TesterDMT$4,550$90,483
John ThuneRSD$9,750$111,825
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,470$28,875
Mark UdallDCO$0$86,000
Tom UdallDNM$1,000$80,900
David VitterRLA$15,500$17,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,000$25,850
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,500
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$600$500
Roger F. WickerRMS$4,300$32,250
Ron WydenDOR$25,200$18,400

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Poultry & eggs$637,821
Veterinarians$555,270
Animal Rights$228,405
Consumer groups$5,150

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Milk & dairy producers$1,895,159
Livestock$1,862,809
Poultry & eggs$637,821
Farm organizations & cooperatives$494,281
Animal Rights$228,405
Sheep and Wool Producers$25,250
Farm bureaus$23,397
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