S. 3406 - Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and 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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Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and 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
    • 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
    • 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.

    Amendment information not available.

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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $154,250 Against $0
    2. March - April 2007 For $356,217 Against $0
    3. May - June 2007 For $306,154 Against $5,000
    4. July - August 2007 For $199,325 Against $5,000
    5. September - October 2007 For $228,531 Against $0
    6. November - December 2007 For $192,967 Against $0
    7. January - February 2008 For $121,250 Against $0
    8. March - April 2008 For $263,682 Against $2,000
    9. May - June 2008 For $316,995 Against $0
    10. July - August 2008 For $168,900 Against $76,000
    11. September - October 2008 For $478,210 Against $-5,000
    12. November - December 2008 For $103,500 Against $-5,833
    13. January - February 2009 For $131,450 Against $10,000
    14. March - April 2009 For $319,600 Against $10,000
    15. May - June 2009 For $251,700 Against $7,500
    16. July - August 2009 For $151,066 Against $0
    17. September - October 2009 For $208,550 Against $0
    18. November - December 2009 For $205,800 Against $2,500
    19. January - February 2010 For $110,080 Against $0
    20. March - April 2010 For $337,840 Against $0
    21. May - June 2010 For $399,451 Against $0
    22. July - August 2010 For $211,092 Against $2,500
    23. September - October 2010 For $476,319 Against $6,000
    24. November - December 2010 For $69,100 Against $0
    25. January - February 2011 For $77,825 Against $1,000
    26. March - April 2011 For $324,325 Against $0
    27. May - June 2011 For $237,200 Against $0
    28. July - August 2011 For $85,150 Against $8,500
    29. September - October 2011 For $186,850 Against $-2,500
    30. November - December 2011 For $158,725 Against $0
    31. January - February 2012 For $75,000 Against $0
    32. March - April 2012 For $280,300 Against $0
    33. May - June 2012 For $208,470 Against $0
    34. July - August 2012 For $179,950 Against $23,500
    35. September - October 2012 For $213,669 Against $6,000
    36. November - December 2012 For $69,950 Against $0

    Votes

      12 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and 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

      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposedsort icon
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$242,510$22,500
      Harry ReidDNV$118,250$15,000
      Chuck SchumerDNY$95,260$11,000
      Al FrankenDMN$19,460$10,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,450$10,000
      Kay R. HaganDNC$40,050$10,000
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$106,100$10,000
      Mark BegichDAK$15,500$7,000
      Barbara BoxerDCA$46,500$5,000
      Ben CardinDMD$33,250$5,000
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$38,500$5,000
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$74,250$5,000
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$70,750$5,000
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,655$5,000
      Jon TesterDMT$53,550$5,000
      Mark UdallDCO$96,550$5,000
      Tom UdallDNM$21,550$4,167
      Sherrod BrownDOH$62,950$3,500
      Bob CaseyDPA$88,525$2,500
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$16,250$2,500
      Tom HarkinDIA$145,221$2,000
      Bernie SandersIVT$13,900$1,000
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$89,435$1,000
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$224,200$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$90,100$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$69,800$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$94,800$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$72,500$0
      Carl LevinDMI$70,000$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$167,249$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$19,350$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$131,950$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$82,200$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$324,450$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$229,100$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$84,800$0
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$6,500$0
      David VitterRLA$74,600$0
      Dean HellerRNV$43,285$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$175,150$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$128,250$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$86,520$0
      Dick LugarRIN$148,250$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$20,500$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$17,750$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$120,000$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$116,816$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$28,100$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$54,401$0
      Jim InhofeROK$111,350$0
      Jim RischRID$27,400$0
      Jim WebbDVA$31,100$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$8,700$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$80,500$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$62,617$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,500$0
      John BarrassoRWY$40,500$0
      John BoozmanRAR$24,900$0
      John CornynRTX$166,300$0
      John F. KerryDMA$6,600$0
      John HoevenRND$43,000$0
      John McCainRAZ$99,500$0
      John ThuneRSD$150,350$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$62,900$0
      Jon KylRAZ$2,500$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$14,100$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$52,900$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$139,984$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$61,500$0
      Marco RubioRFL$43,570$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$41,825$0
      Mark KirkRIL$130,712$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$76,200$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$63,300$0
      Max BaucusDMT$100,600$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$58,450$0
      Mike CrapoRID$60,400$0
      Mike EnziRWY$26,500$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$133,990$0
      Mike LeeRUT$17,400$0
      Olympia SnoweRME$3,500$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$65,250$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$49,600$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$165,260$0
      Rand PaulRKY$14,502$0
      Richard BurrRNC$113,587$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$192,100$0
      Rob PortmanROH$89,000$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$154,600$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$56,950$0
      Ron WydenDOR$43,500$0
      Roy BluntRMO$228,450$0
      Scott BrownRMA$148,559$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,350$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$111,350$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$69,000$0
      Tom CarperDDE$43,600$0
      Tom CoburnROK$25,000$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$115,100$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$69,800$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$52,900$0
      John BarrassoRWY$40,500$0
      Max BaucusDMT$100,600$0
      Mark BegichDAK$15,500$7,000
      Michael F. BennetDCO$58,450$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$28,100$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$16,250$2,500
      Roy BluntRMO$228,450$0
      John BoozmanRAR$24,900$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$46,500$5,000
      Scott BrownRMA$148,559$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$62,950$3,500
      Richard BurrRNC$113,587$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$41,825$0
      Ben CardinDMD$33,250$5,000
      Tom CarperDDE$43,600$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$88,525$2,500
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$324,450$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$84,800$0
      Tom CoburnROK$25,000$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$115,100$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$111,350$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$17,750$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$19,350$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$72,500$0
      John CornynRTX$166,300$0
      Mike CrapoRID$60,400$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$54,401$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$86,520$0
      Mike EnziRWY$26,500$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$128,250$0
      Al FrankenDMN$19,460$10,000
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$242,510$22,500
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$139,984$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$131,950$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$40,050$10,000
      Tom HarkinDIA$145,221$2,000
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$65,250$0
      Dean HellerRNV$43,285$0
      John HoevenRND$43,000$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$14,100$0
      Jim InhofeROK$111,350$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$229,100$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$62,900$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$133,990$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$56,950$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$69,000$0
      John F. KerryDMA$6,600$0
      Mark KirkRIL$130,712$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$90,100$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$2,500$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$89,435$1,000
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$20,500$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$106,100$10,000
      Mike LeeRUT$17,400$0
      Carl LevinDMI$70,000$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$8,700$0
      Dick LugarRIN$148,250$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$80,500$0
      John McCainRAZ$99,500$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$82,200$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$224,200$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$38,500$5,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,450$10,000
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$94,800$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$116,816$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$61,500$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$165,260$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$70,750$5,000
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$74,250$5,000
      Rand PaulRKY$14,502$0
      Rob PortmanROH$89,000$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$76,200$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$62,617$0
      Harry ReidDNV$118,250$15,000
      Jim RischRID$27,400$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$167,249$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,500$0
      Marco RubioRFL$43,570$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$13,900$1,000
      Chuck SchumerDNY$95,260$11,000
      Jeff SessionsRAL$120,000$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,655$5,000
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$192,100$0
      Olympia SnoweRME$3,500$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$175,150$0
      Jon TesterDMT$53,550$5,000
      John ThuneRSD$150,350$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$49,600$0
      Mark UdallDCO$96,550$5,000
      Tom UdallDNM$21,550$4,167
      David VitterRLA$74,600$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$63,300$0
      Jim WebbDVA$31,100$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,350$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$154,600$0
      Ron WydenDOR$43,500$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Defense aerospace contractors$4,381,517
      Milk & dairy producers$1,892,409
      Poultry & eggs$581,721
      Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$507,220
      Chambers of commerce$262,394
      Manufacturing$234,182
      Farm bureaus$0

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Other unions$152,167
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