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

S. 3428 - Renewable Fuel Standard Flexibility Act

Energy. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to partially waive the renewable fuel standard when corn inventories are low. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Renewable Fuel Standard Flexibility Act

S. 3428 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to partially waive the renewable fuel standard when corn inventories are low. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to partially waive the renewable fuel standard when corn inventories are low.
Other Titles
  • Renewable Fuel Standard Flexibility Act
Sponsor
Benjamin L. Cardin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Air quality
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Motor fuels
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Major Actions
Introduced7/24/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/24/2012
7/24/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
7/24/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

8.3 times as much
$39,075
$559,698
$1,290,597
$550,400
$499,069
$2,938,839
$352,998
$352,998
7 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Renewable Fuel Standard Flexibility Act

7 organizations supported this bill

American Feed Industry Association
Malone, Leslie (2012, July 20). AFIA Urges President Obama to Waive the Ethanol Blending Mandate Under the Renewable Fuel Standard . Retrieved December 4, 2012, from AFIA.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
(2012, January 5). Legislative Watch. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from BeefUSA.
National Chicken Council
National Turkey Federation (2011, October 5). Livestock, Poultry Industries Support Legislation to Tie Ethanol Mandate to Corn Supplies. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from National Turkey Federation.
National Pork Producers Council
National Pork Producers Council (2011, October 7). Bi-Partisan Legislation Would Temporarily Reduce RFS During Corn Shortage. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from National Pork Producers Council.
National Taxpayers Union
Swift, Nan and Douglas Kellogg (2012, September 5). Congressional Aptitude Test: 10 “No-Brainer” Bills Even a Caveman Could Pass. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from NTU.
National Turkey Federation
National Turkey Federation (2011, October 5). Livestock, Poultry Industries Support Legislation to Tie Ethanol Mandate to Corn Supplies. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from National Turkey Federation.
North American Meat Institute
American Meat Institute (2011, October 5). AMI Supports Legislation That Would Reduce RFS Based on Corn Supply. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Meat Institute.

1 organization opposed this bill

National Farmers Union
Augusto, Melissa (2012, July 27). NFU: Altering the RFS is Not an Option. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from NFU.

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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$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,150$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$9,450$0
John BarrassoRWY$45,500$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$95,909$19,500
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$500
Barbara BoxerDCA$16,900$500
Scott P. BrownRMA$21,259$15,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$8,250$11,500
Maria CantwellDWA$6,800$0
Ben CardinDMD$4,000$0
Tom CarperDDE$11,900$0
Bob CaseyDPA$32,000$5,750
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$239,108$40,750
Daniel CoatsRIN$6,650$0
Tom CoburnROK$34,050$0
William Thad CochranRMS$51,600$9,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$12,000$500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$15,750$7,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,000$0
Bob CorkerRTN$19,500$0
John CornynRTX$308,630$14,000
Jim DeMintRSC$9,200$0
Dick DurbinDIL$30,800$6,000
Mike EnziRWY$21,665$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$28,500$25,234
Al FrankenDMN$9,600$3,000
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$110,648$3,250
Lindsey GrahamRSC$41,200$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$18,300$5,500
Tom HarkinDIA$78,482$11,550
Orrin G. HatchRUT$48,000$0
Dean HellerRNV$46,655$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$46,798$1,000
Jim InhofeROK$77,249$4,300
Dan InouyeDHI$13,700$0
Mike JohannsRNE$139,385$17,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$21,500$6,000
John F. KerryDMA$1,000$0
Mark KirkRIL$15,610$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$26,250$11,500
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$800$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$12,205$1,000
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$7,850$0
Carl LevinDMI$6,000$0
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$70,250$4,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$6,400$1,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$34,950$3,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$179,850$13,497
Bob MenéndezDNJ$27,600$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$4,550$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$8,000$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$74,850$7,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$25,074$4,000
Mark L. PryorDAR$50,647$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Harry ReidDNV$46,900$2,500
Jim RischRID$45,350$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$132,300$25,717
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,200$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$20,550$12,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$16,200$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$4,900$500
Debbie StabenowDMI$103,382$41,500
Jon TesterDMT$75,733$7,000
Mark UdallDCO$58,450$2,700
Tom UdallDNM$66,100$1,250
David VitterRLA$22,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$42,750$0
Jim WebbDVA$6,500$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$46,550$5,750

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,150$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$9,450$0
John BarrassoRWY$45,500$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$95,909$19,500
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$500
Barbara BoxerDCA$16,900$500
Scott P. BrownRMA$21,259$15,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$8,250$11,500
Maria CantwellDWA$6,800$0
Ben CardinDMD$4,000$0
Tom CarperDDE$11,900$0
Bob CaseyDPA$32,000$5,750
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$239,108$40,750
Daniel CoatsRIN$6,650$0
Tom CoburnROK$34,050$0
William Thad CochranRMS$51,600$9,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$12,000$500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$15,750$7,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,000$0
Bob CorkerRTN$19,500$0
John CornynRTX$308,630$14,000
Jim DeMintRSC$9,200$0
Dick DurbinDIL$30,800$6,000
Mike EnziRWY$21,665$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$28,500$25,234
Al FrankenDMN$9,600$3,000
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$110,648$3,250
Lindsey GrahamRSC$41,200$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$18,300$5,500
Tom HarkinDIA$78,482$11,550
Orrin G. HatchRUT$48,000$0
Dean HellerRNV$46,655$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$46,798$1,000
Jim InhofeROK$77,249$4,300
Dan InouyeDHI$13,700$0
Mike JohannsRNE$139,385$17,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$21,500$6,000
John F. KerryDMA$1,000$0
Mark KirkRIL$15,610$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$26,250$11,500
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$800$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$12,205$1,000
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$7,850$0
Carl LevinDMI$6,000$0
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$70,250$4,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$6,400$1,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$34,950$3,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$179,850$13,497
Bob MenéndezDNJ$27,600$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$4,550$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$8,000$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$74,850$7,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$25,074$4,000
Mark L. PryorDAR$50,647$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Harry ReidDNV$46,900$2,500
Jim RischRID$45,350$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$132,300$25,717
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,200$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$20,550$12,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$16,200$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$4,900$500
Debbie StabenowDMI$103,382$41,500
Jon TesterDMT$75,733$7,000
Mark UdallDCO$58,450$2,700
Tom UdallDNM$66,100$1,250
David VitterRLA$22,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$42,750$0
Jim WebbDVA$6,500$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$46,550$5,750

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Livestock$1,290,597
Animal feed & health products$559,698
Meat processing & products$550,400
Poultry & eggs$499,069
Fiscal & tax policy$39,075

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Farm organizations & cooperatives$352,998
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