S. 345 - Sugar Reform Act of 2013

Agriculture and food. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reform the Federal sugar program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Sugar Reform Act of 2013

S. 345 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to reform the Federal sugar program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reform the Federal sugar program, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Sugar Reform Act of 2013
  • Sugar Reform Act of 2013
Sponsor
Jeanne Shaheen
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Agricultural marketing and promotion
  • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • Agricultural trade
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Motor fuels
  • Tariffs
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/14/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/14/2013
2/14/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
2/14/2013Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2009 For $211,418 Against $58,250
  2. March - April 2009 For $366,081 Against $48,500
  3. May - June 2009 For $1,023,774 Against $48,350
  4. July - August 2009 For $319,810 Against $10,850
  5. September - October 2009 For $576,785 Against $35,000
  6. November - December 2009 For $585,048 Against $6,200
  7. January - February 2010 For $434,524 Against $64,800
  8. March - April 2010 For $985,863 Against $62,900
  9. May - June 2010 For $1,255,661 Against $76,800
  10. July - August 2010 For $946,463 Against $16,800
  11. September - October 2010 For $2,185,578 Against $99,950
  12. November - December 2010 For $140,336 Against $2,700
  13. January - February 2011 For $289,231 Against $40,800
  14. March - April 2011 For $588,915 Against $56,250
  15. May - June 2011 For $633,753 Against $63,800
  16. July - August 2011 For $285,752 Against $34,993
  17. September - October 2011 For $633,959 Against $47,300
  18. November - December 2011 For $591,921 Against $18,750
  19. January - February 2012 For $362,858 Against $69,000
  20. March - April 2012 For $744,180 Against $46,093
  21. May - June 2012 For $1,016,801 Against $104,942
  22. July - August 2012 For $802,935 Against $82,250
  23. September - October 2012 For $1,717,889 Against $87,652
  24. November - December 2012 For $284,585 Against $6,000
  25. January - February 2013 For $164,757 Against $59,000
  26. March - April 2013 For $408,727 Against $162,550
  27. May - June 2013 For $484,946 Against $76,750
  28. July - August 2013 For $312,460 Against $39,855
  29. September - October 2013 For $529,606 Against $37,994
  30. November - December 2013 For $527,578 Against $13,700
  31. January - February 2014 For $387,500 Against $84,864
  32. March - April 2014 For $643,868 Against $104,695
  33. May - June 2014 For $931,933 Against $62,600
  34. July - August 2014 For $525,593 Against $38,897
  35. September - October 2014 For $1,287,856 Against $45,964
  36. November - December 2014 For $148,588 Against $12,260

Votes

    26 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Sugar Reform Act of 2013

    26 organizations supported this bill

    American Bakers Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    American Beverage Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    American Frozen Food Institute
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Americans for Prosperity
    Valvo, James (2013, February 15). Letter of Support for Sugar Reform Act, S.345 & H.R.693 . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from Americans for Prosperity.
    Americans for Tax Reform
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Club for Growth
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Coalition for Sugar Reform
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Competitive Enterprise Institute
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Consumer Federation of America
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Emergency Committee for American Trade
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Everglades Trust
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Food Marketing Institute
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Grocery Manufacturers Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Independent Bakers Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    International Dairy Foods Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    National Confectioners Association
    Convenience Store Decisions (2013, February 15). NCA Welcomes Sugar Reform Act. Convenience Store Decisions. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.csdecisions.com/2013/02/15/nca-welcomes-sugar-reform-act/.
    National Consumers League
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    National Foreign Trade Council
    Cummings, Jennifer (2013, February 14). NFTC Welcomes Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills in House and Senate. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from National Foreign Trade Council.
    Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Retail Bakers of America
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Retail Confectioners International
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Snack Food Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    Sweetener Users Association
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Coalition for Sugar Reform (2013, February 14). Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year. Retrieved December 3, 2015, from Coalition for Sugar Reform.

    3 organizations opposed this bill

    American Farm Bureau Federation
    American Farm Bureau Federation (2013, April 1). Farm Bill. Retrieved May 1, 2013, from American Farm Bureau Federation.
    American Sugar Alliance
    Gonzalez, Sarah (2013, February 14). Senators Renew Effort to Change Sugar Policy. Agri-Pulse. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.agri-pulse.com/sugar-reform-introduced-2142013.asp.
    American Sugar Refining
    SugarOnline.com (2013, February 14). US: Lawmakers See Valentine’s Day as Sugar Reform Day. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from SugarOnline.com.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$151,049$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$223,516$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$189,766$0
    John BarrassoRWY$41,900$23,500
    Max BaucusDMT$46,250$19,000
    Mark BegichDAK$143,021$25,700
    Michael F. BennetDCO$257,513$22,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$69,906$10,500
    Roy BluntRMO$508,036$27,250
    John BoozmanRAR$80,115$500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$275,472$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$202,121$3,750
    Richard BurrRNC$225,285$13,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$138,963$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$30,675$23,000
    Tom CarperDDE$50,035$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$144,254$27,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$41,900$14,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$152,500$1,000
    Tom CoburnROK$100,843$250
    William Thad CochranRMS$142,900$92,000
    Susan M. CollinsRME$151,200$1,103
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$96,252$6,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$207,790$1,750
    John CornynRTX$248,705$4,814
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$93,485$18,000
    Ted CruzRTX$1,683,162$5,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$109,141$66,000
    Dick DurbinDIL$144,611$0
    Mike EnziRWY$42,200$16,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$259,707$0
    Deb FischerRNE$275,471$21,052
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,503,489$0
    Al FrankenDMN$172,741$42,099
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$323,045$48,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$218,351$24,700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$164,650$12,000
    Kay R. HaganDNC$297,710$56,100
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,485$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$121,383$32,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$329,744$29,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$24,050$20,500
    Dean HellerRNV$225,387$1,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$42,676$23,000
    John HoevenRND$113,075$29,650
    Jim InhofeROK$57,825$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$191,495$8,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$43,000$9,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$312,977$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$1,500$13,500
    Tim KaineDVA$291,401$7,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$49,120$18,000
    Mark KirkRIL$388,859$1,250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$255,985$57,750
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$123,579$73,745
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$73,250$12,300
    Mike LeeRUT$136,270$0
    Carl LevinDMI$0$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$94,900$22,000
    John McCainRAZ$258,263$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$77,450$26,350
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$621,306$26,900
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$142,400$35,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$173,649$40,000
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$49,465$21,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$175,166$44,553
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$74,735$22,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$176,746$8,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$192,297$16,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$158,788$76,800
    Rand PaulRKY$541,358$6,200
    Rob PortmanROH$475,658$350
    Mark L. PryorDAR$197,533$51,450
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$38,200$0
    Harry ReidDNV$313,624$30,700
    Jim RischRID$89,602$33,250
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$346,435$41,647
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,400$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,332,033$65,860
    Bernie SandersIVT$65,947$19,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$141,954$12,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$230,295$77,900
    Tim ScottRSC$394,162$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$19,200$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$277,613$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$41,350$24,103
    Debbie StabenowDMI$336,921$92,230
    Jon TesterDMT$295,085$24,500
    John ThuneRSD$415,553$16,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,808,414$0
    Mark UdallDCO$681,087$39,000
    Tom UdallDNM$217,244$18,500
    David VitterRLA$265,976$9,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$137,038$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$209,428$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$99,683$6,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$50,083$16,103
    Ron WydenDOR$82,700$24,500

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$151,049$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$223,516$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$189,766$0
    John BarrassoRWY$41,900$23,500
    Max BaucusDMT$46,250$19,000
    Mark BegichDAK$143,021$25,700
    Michael F. BennetDCO$257,513$22,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$69,906$10,500
    Roy BluntRMO$508,036$27,250
    John BoozmanRAR$80,115$500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$275,472$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$202,121$3,750
    Richard BurrRNC$225,285$13,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$138,963$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$30,675$23,000
    Tom CarperDDE$50,035$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$144,254$27,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$41,900$14,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$152,500$1,000
    Tom CoburnROK$100,843$250
    William Thad CochranRMS$142,900$92,000
    Susan M. CollinsRME$151,200$1,103
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$96,252$6,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$207,790$1,750
    John CornynRTX$248,705$4,814
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$93,485$18,000
    Ted CruzRTX$1,683,162$5,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$109,141$66,000
    Dick DurbinDIL$144,611$0
    Mike EnziRWY$42,200$16,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$259,707$0
    Deb FischerRNE$275,471$21,052
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,503,489$0
    Al FrankenDMN$172,741$42,099
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$323,045$48,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$218,351$24,700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$164,650$12,000
    Kay R. HaganDNC$297,710$56,100
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,485$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$121,383$32,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$329,744$29,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$24,050$20,500
    Dean HellerRNV$225,387$1,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$42,676$23,000
    John HoevenRND$113,075$29,650
    Jim InhofeROK$57,825$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$191,495$8,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$43,000$9,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$312,977$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$1,500$13,500
    Tim KaineDVA$291,401$7,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$49,120$18,000
    Mark KirkRIL$388,859$1,250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$255,985$57,750
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$123,579$73,745
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$73,250$12,300
    Mike LeeRUT$136,270$0
    Carl LevinDMI$0$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$94,900$22,000
    John McCainRAZ$258,263$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$77,450$26,350
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$621,306$26,900
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$142,400$35,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$173,649$40,000
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$49,465$21,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$175,166$44,553
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$74,735$22,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$176,746$8,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$192,297$16,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$158,788$76,800
    Rand PaulRKY$541,358$6,200
    Rob PortmanROH$475,658$350
    Mark L. PryorDAR$197,533$51,450
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$38,200$0
    Harry ReidDNV$313,624$30,700
    Jim RischRID$89,602$33,250
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$346,435$41,647
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,400$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,332,033$65,860
    Bernie SandersIVT$65,947$19,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$141,954$12,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$230,295$77,900
    Tim ScottRSC$394,162$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$19,200$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$277,613$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$41,350$24,103
    Debbie StabenowDMI$336,921$92,230
    Jon TesterDMT$295,085$24,500
    John ThuneRSD$415,553$16,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,808,414$0
    Mark UdallDCO$681,087$39,000
    Tom UdallDNM$217,244$18,500
    David VitterRLA$265,976$9,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$137,038$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$209,428$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$99,683$6,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$50,083$16,103
    Ron WydenDOR$82,700$24,500

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,993,580
    Environmental policy$5,267,710
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,241,055
    Food stores$1,785,296
    Milk & dairy producers$1,480,832
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,139,051
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,062,771
    General business associations$484,650
    Manufacturing$384,070
    Chambers of commerce$265,840
    Confectionery processors & manufacturers$161,377
    Fiscal & tax policy$48,650
    International trade associations$14,000
    Consumer groups$8,650

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,824,898
    Farm bureaus$103,161
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