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
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.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2008 For $362,040 Against $17,000
  2. March - April 2008 For $683,962 Against $49,900
  3. May - June 2008 For $777,329 Against $69,150
  4. July - August 2008 For $641,850 Against $31,300
  5. September - October 2008 For $1,430,087 Against $53,000
  6. November - December 2008 For $661,823 Against $30,000
  7. January - February 2009 For $212,668 Against $46,750
  8. March - April 2009 For $385,940 Against $47,800
  9. May - June 2009 For $1,074,939 Against $45,700
  10. July - August 2009 For $332,030 Against $10,850
  11. September - October 2009 For $626,164 Against $35,000
  12. November - December 2009 For $661,053 Against $4,200
  13. January - February 2010 For $429,759 Against $54,800
  14. March - April 2010 For $1,018,999 Against $58,350
  15. May - June 2010 For $1,287,249 Against $76,750
  16. July - August 2010 For $912,851 Against $15,000
  17. September - October 2010 For $2,088,446 Against $103,650
  18. November - December 2010 For $121,027 Against $2,400
  19. January - February 2011 For $285,881 Against $40,800
  20. March - April 2011 For $580,765 Against $53,750
  21. May - June 2011 For $641,053 Against $64,800
  22. July - August 2011 For $267,302 Against $34,493
  23. September - October 2011 For $593,394 Against $44,800
  24. November - December 2011 For $567,721 Against $18,000
  25. January - February 2012 For $333,108 Against $69,000
  26. March - April 2012 For $718,280 Against $43,343
  27. May - June 2012 For $903,431 Against $103,442
  28. July - August 2012 For $692,044 Against $80,750
  29. September - October 2012 For $1,559,359 Against $80,902
  30. November - December 2012 For $204,307 Against $3,000
  31. January - February 2013 For $144,381 Against $41,500
  32. March - April 2013 For $320,271 Against $157,700
  33. May - June 2013 For $348,362 Against $67,750
  34. July - August 2013 For $219,935 Against $34,105
  35. September - October 2013 For $249,700 Against $27,494
  36. November - December 2013 For $113,167 Against $4,000

Votes

    24 Organizations Support and 3 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Sugar Reform Act of 2013

    24 organizations support this bill

    American Bakers Association
    Sterk, Ron (2013, February 15). Sugar Users Welcome Introduction of Sugar Reform Act. Food Business News. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://sugarreform.org/2013/02/15/sugar-users-welcome-introduction-of-sugar-reform-act/.
    American Beverage Association
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    American Frozen Food Institute
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    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
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Club for Growth
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Coalition for Sugar Reform
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Consumer Federation of America
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Emergency Committee for American Trade
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Everglades Trust
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Food Marketing Institute
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Grocery Manufacturers Association
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Independent Bakers Association
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    International Dairy Foods Association
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    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
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    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
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Retail Bakers of America
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Retail Confectioners International
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Snack Food Association
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    Sweetener Users Association
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Hawai'i Free Press (2013, February 16). Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies. Hawai'i Free Press . Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8913/Bills-Introduced-to-Cut-Sugar-Subsidies.aspx.

    3 organizations oppose 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, 2008 – December 31, 2013.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$160,432$1,000
    Kelly AyotteRNH$233,111$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$171,636$0
    John BarrassoRWY$79,750$28,500
    Mark BegichDAK$138,524$23,500
    Michael BennetDCO$232,163$22,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$80,356$10,500
    Roy BluntRMO$600,736$21,000
    John BoozmanRAR$125,215$500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$301,242$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$175,271$1,500
    Richard BurrRNC$255,370$13,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$123,163$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$30,675$19,500
    Tom CarperDDE$53,935$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$153,104$27,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$736,548$45,500
    Daniel CoatsRIN$191,150$0
    Tom CoburnROK$128,443$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$69,250$47,500
    Susan CollinsRME$206,583$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$56,227$6,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$214,130$1,000
    John CornynRTX$385,948$4,000
    Mike CrapoRID$99,260$21,000
    Ted CruzRTX$1,229,403$7,500
    Joe DonnellyDIN$95,441$67,000
    Dick DurbinDIL$95,760$0
    Mike EnziRWY$57,450$14,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$232,457$0
    Deb FischerRNE$181,137$15,500
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,415,413$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$170,513$33,599
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$324,179$56,500
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$129,400$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$171,400$12,000
    Kay HaganDNC$89,730$44,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$82,195$13,900
    Orrin HatchRUT$112,033$19,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$349,163$30,500
    Heidi HeitkampDND$20,050$19,500
    Dean HellerRNV$243,237$1,000
    Mazie HironoDHI$41,936$30,500
    John HoevenRND$108,400$28,350
    Jim InhofeROK$144,575$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$202,370$8,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$209,763$16,500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$334,473$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$21,050$17,500
    Timothy KaineDVA$288,301$7,500
    Angus KingIME$46,870$2,500
    Mark KirkRIL$525,131$250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$226,935$40,750
    Mary LandrieuDLA$36,351$48,050
    Patrick LeahyDVT$74,500$9,800
    Mike LeeRUT$95,946$0
    Carl LevinDMI$11,170$1,000
    Joe ManchinDWV$78,450$22,000
    John McCainRAZ$285,268$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$70,050$23,850
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$707,882$11,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$119,800$33,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$127,942$44,400
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$49,865$20,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$209,616$45,950
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$79,835$22,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$174,716$13,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$166,907$15,000
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$158,788$78,300
    Rand PaulRKY$353,335$0
    Rob PortmanROH$496,681$0
    Mark PryorDAR$104,800$29,750
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$21,510$0
    Harry ReidDNV$279,444$28,300
    Jim RischRID$302,209$35,250
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$299,349$30,000
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,300$6,000
    Marco RubioRFL$1,014,657$55,100
    Bernie SandersIVT$62,890$22,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$39,235$12,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$173,345$23,500
    Tim ScottRSC$298,887$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$70,603$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$126,700$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$48,300$23,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$327,921$77,230
    Jon TesterDMT$291,485$45,500
    John ThuneRSD$507,208$18,400
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,456,783$0
    Mark UdallDCO$256,665$33,000
    Tom UdallDNM$196,770$21,000
    David VitterRLA$366,000$14,000
    Mark WarnerDVA$125,908$5,500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$209,228$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$97,233$11,000
    Roger WickerRMS$246,458$22,000
    Ron WydenDOR$54,700$22,000

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$160,432$1,000
    Kelly AyotteRNH$233,111$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$171,636$0
    John BarrassoRWY$79,750$28,500
    Mark BegichDAK$138,524$23,500
    Michael BennetDCO$232,163$22,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$80,356$10,500
    Roy BluntRMO$600,736$21,000
    John BoozmanRAR$125,215$500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$301,242$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$175,271$1,500
    Richard BurrRNC$255,370$13,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$123,163$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$30,675$19,500
    Tom CarperDDE$53,935$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$153,104$27,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$736,548$45,500
    Daniel CoatsRIN$191,150$0
    Tom CoburnROK$128,443$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$69,250$47,500
    Susan CollinsRME$206,583$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$56,227$6,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$214,130$1,000
    John CornynRTX$385,948$4,000
    Mike CrapoRID$99,260$21,000
    Ted CruzRTX$1,229,403$7,500
    Joe DonnellyDIN$95,441$67,000
    Dick DurbinDIL$95,760$0
    Mike EnziRWY$57,450$14,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$232,457$0
    Deb FischerRNE$181,137$15,500
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,415,413$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$170,513$33,599
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$324,179$56,500
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$129,400$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$171,400$12,000
    Kay HaganDNC$89,730$44,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$82,195$13,900
    Orrin HatchRUT$112,033$19,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$349,163$30,500
    Heidi HeitkampDND$20,050$19,500
    Dean HellerRNV$243,237$1,000
    Mazie HironoDHI$41,936$30,500
    John HoevenRND$108,400$28,350
    Jim InhofeROK$144,575$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$202,370$8,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$209,763$16,500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$334,473$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$21,050$17,500
    Timothy KaineDVA$288,301$7,500
    Angus KingIME$46,870$2,500
    Mark KirkRIL$525,131$250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$226,935$40,750
    Mary LandrieuDLA$36,351$48,050
    Patrick LeahyDVT$74,500$9,800
    Mike LeeRUT$95,946$0
    Carl LevinDMI$11,170$1,000
    Joe ManchinDWV$78,450$22,000
    John McCainRAZ$285,268$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$70,050$23,850
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$707,882$11,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$119,800$33,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$127,942$44,400
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$49,865$20,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$209,616$45,950
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$79,835$22,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$174,716$13,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$166,907$15,000
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$158,788$78,300
    Rand PaulRKY$353,335$0
    Rob PortmanROH$496,681$0
    Mark PryorDAR$104,800$29,750
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$21,510$0
    Harry ReidDNV$279,444$28,300
    Jim RischRID$302,209$35,250
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$299,349$30,000
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,300$6,000
    Marco RubioRFL$1,014,657$55,100
    Bernie SandersIVT$62,890$22,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$39,235$12,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$173,345$23,500
    Tim ScottRSC$298,887$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$70,603$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$126,700$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$48,300$23,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$327,921$77,230
    Jon TesterDMT$291,485$45,500
    John ThuneRSD$507,208$18,400
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,456,783$0
    Mark UdallDCO$256,665$33,000
    Tom UdallDNM$196,770$21,000
    David VitterRLA$366,000$14,000
    Mark WarnerDVA$125,908$5,500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$209,228$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$97,233$11,000
    Roger WickerRMS$246,458$22,000
    Ron WydenDOR$54,700$22,000

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,662,424
    Environmental policy$3,985,644
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,192,013
    Food stores$1,761,035
    Milk & dairy producers$1,599,182
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,043,765
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,034,545
    General business associations$530,700
    Chambers of commerce$261,410
    Manufacturing$202,082
    Confectionery processors & manufacturers$126,577
    Fiscal & tax policy$38,300
    International trade associations$11,000
    Consumer groups$2,000

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,721,229
    Farm bureaus$0
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