S. 3406 - Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Foreign trade and international finance. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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An original bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova, to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and to impose sanctions on persons responsible for gross violations of human rights, and for other purposes.… More
An original bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova, to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and to impose sanctions on persons responsible for gross violations of human rights, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

S. 3406 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
An original bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova, to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and to impose sanctions on persons responsible for gross violations of human rights, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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An original bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova, to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and to impose sanctions on persons responsible for gross violations of human rights, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
  • Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
  • Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
  • Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Sponsor
Max Baucus
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Foreign trade and international finance
    • Agricultural trade
    • Business ethics
    • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
    • Computers and information technology
    • Congressional oversight
    • Corporate finance and management
    • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
    • Customs enforcement
    • Detention of persons
    • Europe
    • Food supply, safety, and labeling
    • Free trade and trade barriers
    • Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
    • Human rights
    • Intellectual property
    • International organizations and cooperation
    • Judicial procedure and administration
    • Lawyers and legal services
    • Moldova
    • Normal trade relations, most-favored-nation treatment
    • Oil and gas
    • Public contracts and procurement
    • Rule of law and government transparency
    • Russia
    • Sanctions
    • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
    • Trade agreements and negotiations
    • Trade restrictions
    • U.S. and foreign investments
    • United Nations
    • Visas and passports
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced7/19/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/19/2012
    7/19/2012Committee on Finance. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Baucus. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar7/19/2012Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 461.
    9/20/2012By Senator Baucus from Committee on Finance filed written report. Report No. 112-226. Additional views filed.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    S. Amdt. 2642Levin, Carl [D-MI]July 30, 2012Offered on July 29, 2012.

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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $178,550 Against $0
    2. March - April 2007 For $374,467 Against $0
    3. May - June 2007 For $325,154 Against $5,000
    4. July - August 2007 For $216,775 Against $5,000
    5. September - October 2007 For $252,281 Against $0
    6. November - December 2007 For $206,217 Against $0
    7. January - February 2008 For $143,450 Against $0
    8. March - April 2008 For $282,679 Against $2,000
    9. May - June 2008 For $350,766 Against $0
    10. July - August 2008 For $178,400 Against $71,000
    11. September - October 2008 For $497,170 Against $-5,000
    12. November - December 2008 For $122,850 Against $-4,167
    13. January - February 2009 For $145,550 Against $10,000
    14. March - April 2009 For $320,650 Against $10,000
    15. May - June 2009 For $268,300 Against $7,500
    16. July - August 2009 For $172,216 Against $0
    17. September - October 2009 For $219,700 Against $0
    18. November - December 2009 For $229,800 Against $2,500
    19. January - February 2010 For $112,830 Against $0
    20. March - April 2010 For $349,540 Against $0
    21. May - June 2010 For $389,701 Against $0
    22. July - August 2010 For $227,392 Against $2,500
    23. September - October 2010 For $503,559 Against $6,000
    24. November - December 2010 For $73,400 Against $0
    25. January - February 2011 For $82,075 Against $1,000
    26. March - April 2011 For $335,325 Against $0
    27. May - June 2011 For $283,550 Against $0
    28. July - August 2011 For $91,950 Against $8,500
    29. September - October 2011 For $198,100 Against $-2,500
    30. November - December 2011 For $194,975 Against $0
    31. January - February 2012 For $85,800 Against $0
    32. March - April 2012 For $301,300 Against $0
    33. May - June 2012 For $261,020 Against $0
    34. July - August 2012 For $208,950 Against $23,500
    35. September - October 2012 For $254,419 Against $6,000
    36. November - December 2012 For $85,450 Against $0

    Votes

      12 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

      12 organizations supported this bill

      American Farm Bureau Federation
      AFBF (2012, October 1). Russia WTO Accession - Permanent Normal Trade Relations for Russia. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from AFBF.
      American Soybean Association
      ASA (2012). Letter to ASA Members and Supporters. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from American Soybean Association.
      Boeing
      Tim Neale (2012, June 12). Boeing Statement on Russia PNTR Legislation. Retrieved September 25, 2014, from Boeing.
      National Association of Manufacturers
      Newhouse, Aric (2012, November 15). NAM Letter to Representatives. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from NAM.
      National Chicken Council
      Gonzalez, Sarah (2012, November 16). House Passes Russia Trade Bill. Agri-Pulse. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from http://www.agri-pulse.com/house-passes-russia-trade-bill-11162012.asp.
      National Milk Producers Federation
      Astley, Mark (2012, November 19). US Dairy Industry Welcomes Russian Trade Bill Passage. Dairy Reporter.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from http://www.dairyreporter.com/Markets/US-dairy-industry-welcomes-Russian-trade-bill-passage.
      National Oilseed Processors Association
      Hovermale, David J. and Thomas A. Hammer (2012, November 16). NOPA Applauds House Passage of Russia PNTR. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from NOPA.
      National Turkey Federation
      Gonzalez, Sarah (2012, November 16). House Passes Russia Trade Bill. Agri-Pulse. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from http://www.agri-pulse.com/house-passes-russia-trade-bill-11162012.asp.
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      Josten, R. Bruce (2012, November 13). Key Vote letter supporting H.R. 6156, “The Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012”. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      U.S. Dairy Export Council
      Astley, Mark (2012, November 19). US Dairy Industry Welcomes Russian Trade Bill Passage. Dairy Reporter.com. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from http://www.dairyreporter.com/Markets/US-dairy-industry-welcomes-Russian-trade-bill-passage.
      U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
      Gonzalez, Sarah (2012, November 16). House Passes Russia Trade Bill. Agri-Pulse. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from http://www.agri-pulse.com/house-passes-russia-trade-bill-11162012.asp.
      USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
      Gonzalez, Sarah (2012, November 16). House Passes Russia Trade Bill. Agri-Pulse. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from http://www.agri-pulse.com/house-passes-russia-trade-bill-11162012.asp.

      1 organization opposed this bill

      International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
      Junemann, Gregory J. (2012, November 16). IFPTE Letter to Representatives. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from IFPTE.

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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$6,500$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$79,800$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$55,400$0
      John BarrassoRWY$46,000$0
      Max BaucusDMT$104,600$0
      Mark BegichDAK$15,500$7,000
      Michael F. BennetDCO$59,700$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$28,100$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$16,552$2,500
      Roy BluntRMO$247,600$0
      John BoozmanRAR$30,600$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$46,500$5,000
      Scott P. BrownRMA$170,559$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$79,100$3,500
      Richard BurrRNC$115,437$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$41,825$0
      Ben CardinDMD$39,750$5,000
      Tom CarperDDE$48,600$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$96,775$2,500
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$357,900$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$79,700$0
      Tom CoburnROK$26,250$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$129,900$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$129,949$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$20,400$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$19,350$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$84,850$0
      John CornynRTX$185,450$0
      Mike CrapoRID$60,400$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$52,501$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$89,520$0
      Mike EnziRWY$26,500$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$134,750$0
      Al FrankenDMN$24,610$10,000
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$271,360$22,500
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$145,134$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$140,850$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$40,550$10,000
      Tom HarkinDIA$158,521$2,000
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$77,250$0
      Dean HellerRNV$52,285$0
      John HoevenRND$59,000$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$16,650$0
      Jim InhofeROK$138,650$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$235,500$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$62,400$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$137,490$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$58,450$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$76,500$0
      John F. KerryDMA$6,850$0
      Mark KirkRIL$138,250$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$107,750$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$3,500$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$93,935$1,000
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$22,500$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$114,850$10,000
      Mike LeeRUT$15,500$0
      Carl LevinDMI$80,000$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$11,100$0
      Dick LugarRIN$167,772$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$90,500$0
      John McCainRAZ$100,450$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$86,600$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$243,447$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$45,500$5,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$6,200$10,000
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$104,800$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$128,266$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$70,750$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$171,310$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$78,250$5,000
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$73,750$5,000
      Rand PaulRKY$14,252$0
      Rob PortmanROH$107,500$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$82,850$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$65,117$0
      Harry ReidDNV$121,750$10,000
      Jim RischRID$28,900$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$174,499$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,500$0
      Marco RubioRFL$49,870$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$11,900$1,000
      Chuck SchumerDNY$101,760$11,000
      Jeff SessionsRAL$128,700$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,655$5,000
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$194,100$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,500$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$171,900$0
      Jon TesterDMT$64,350$5,000
      John ThuneRSD$155,650$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$58,500$0
      Mark UdallDCO$118,050$5,000
      Tom UdallDNM$21,550$5,833
      David VitterRLA$74,050$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$73,410$0
      Jim WebbDVA$31,100$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$23,350$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$184,450$0
      Ron WydenDOR$43,750$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$6,500$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$79,800$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$55,400$0
      John BarrassoRWY$46,000$0
      Max BaucusDMT$104,600$0
      Mark BegichDAK$15,500$7,000
      Michael F. BennetDCO$59,700$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$28,100$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$16,552$2,500
      Roy BluntRMO$247,600$0
      John BoozmanRAR$30,600$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$46,500$5,000
      Scott P. BrownRMA$170,559$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$79,100$3,500
      Richard BurrRNC$115,437$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$41,825$0
      Ben CardinDMD$39,750$5,000
      Tom CarperDDE$48,600$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$96,775$2,500
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$357,900$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$79,700$0
      Tom CoburnROK$26,250$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$129,900$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$129,949$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$20,400$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$19,350$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$84,850$0
      John CornynRTX$185,450$0
      Mike CrapoRID$60,400$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$52,501$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$89,520$0
      Mike EnziRWY$26,500$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$134,750$0
      Al FrankenDMN$24,610$10,000
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$271,360$22,500
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$145,134$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$140,850$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$40,550$10,000
      Tom HarkinDIA$158,521$2,000
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$77,250$0
      Dean HellerRNV$52,285$0
      John HoevenRND$59,000$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$16,650$0
      Jim InhofeROK$138,650$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$235,500$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$62,400$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$137,490$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$58,450$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$76,500$0
      John F. KerryDMA$6,850$0
      Mark KirkRIL$138,250$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$107,750$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$3,500$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$93,935$1,000
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$22,500$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$114,850$10,000
      Mike LeeRUT$15,500$0
      Carl LevinDMI$80,000$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$11,100$0
      Dick LugarRIN$167,772$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$90,500$0
      John McCainRAZ$100,450$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$86,600$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$243,447$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$45,500$5,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$6,200$10,000
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$104,800$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$128,266$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$70,750$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$171,310$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$78,250$5,000
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$73,750$5,000
      Rand PaulRKY$14,252$0
      Rob PortmanROH$107,500$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$82,850$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$65,117$0
      Harry ReidDNV$121,750$10,000
      Jim RischRID$28,900$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$174,499$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,500$0
      Marco RubioRFL$49,870$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$11,900$1,000
      Chuck SchumerDNY$101,760$11,000
      Jeff SessionsRAL$128,700$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,655$5,000
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$194,100$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,500$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$171,900$0
      Jon TesterDMT$64,350$5,000
      John ThuneRSD$155,650$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$58,500$0
      Mark UdallDCO$118,050$5,000
      Tom UdallDNM$21,550$5,833
      David VitterRLA$74,050$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$73,410$0
      Jim WebbDVA$31,100$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$23,350$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$184,450$0
      Ron WydenDOR$43,750$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Defense aerospace contractors$4,833,569
      Milk & dairy producers$1,895,159
      Poultry & eggs$637,821
      Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$514,242
      Manufacturing$345,269
      Chambers of commerce$274,854
      Farm bureaus$23,397

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Other unions$148,833
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