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 $75,500 Against $56,000
  2. March - April 2009 For $138,365 Against $31,000
  3. May - June 2009 For $260,039 Against $14,250
  4. July - August 2009 For $127,675 Against $5,250
  5. September - October 2009 For $169,870 Against $18,000
  6. November - December 2009 For $175,282 Against $1,200
  7. January - February 2010 For $102,296 Against $27,800
  8. March - April 2010 For $286,965 Against $36,500
  9. May - June 2010 For $408,030 Against $20,050
  10. July - August 2010 For $228,606 Against $9,000
  11. September - October 2010 For $696,178 Against $48,850
  12. November - December 2010 For $58,710 Against $2,700
  13. January - February 2011 For $283,631 Against $38,800
  14. March - April 2011 For $556,286 Against $50,750
  15. May - June 2011 For $608,503 Against $44,800
  16. July - August 2011 For $246,477 Against $30,993
  17. September - October 2011 For $598,109 Against $46,300
  18. November - December 2011 For $564,344 Against $18,000
  19. January - February 2012 For $340,908 Against $69,000
  20. March - April 2012 For $698,355 Against $45,093
  21. May - June 2012 For $962,955 Against $97,442
  22. July - August 2012 For $758,335 Against $71,250
  23. September - October 2012 For $1,642,713 Against $79,652
  24. November - December 2012 For $263,185 Against $6,000
  25. January - February 2013 For $142,157 Against $49,000
  26. March - April 2013 For $330,857 Against $144,250
  27. May - June 2013 For $407,321 Against $65,250
  28. July - August 2013 For $232,883 Against $36,105
  29. September - October 2013 For $384,095 Against $36,494
  30. November - December 2013 For $392,226 Against $13,200
  31. January - February 2014 For $312,984 Against $39,458
  32. March - April 2014 For $528,318 Against $81,395
  33. May - June 2014 For $827,256 Against $60,000
  34. July - August 2014 For $438,009 Against $31,897
  35. September - October 2014 For $1,164,285 Against $42,964
  36. November - December 2014 For $71,945 Against $7,300

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
    Barbara BoxerDCA$275,472$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$202,121$3,750
    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
    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
    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
    Jim InhofeROK$57,825$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$43,000$9,000
    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
    Carl LevinDMI$0$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$94,900$22,000
    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
    Chris MurphyDCT$176,746$8,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$158,788$76,800
    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
    Bernie SandersIVT$65,947$19,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$141,954$12,000
    Tim ScottRSC$394,162$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$19,200$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$277,613$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$336,921$92,230
    Jon TesterDMT$295,085$24,500
    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

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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
    Barbara BoxerDCA$275,472$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$202,121$3,750
    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
    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
    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
    Jim InhofeROK$57,825$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$43,000$9,000
    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
    Carl LevinDMI$0$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$94,900$22,000
    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
    Chris MurphyDCT$176,746$8,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$158,788$76,800
    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
    Bernie SandersIVT$65,947$19,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$141,954$12,000
    Tim ScottRSC$394,162$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$19,200$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$277,613$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$336,921$92,230
    Jon TesterDMT$295,085$24,500
    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

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$4,865,368
    Environmental policy$4,734,073
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,387,269
    Food stores$1,063,144
    Milk & dairy producers$933,991
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$819,425
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)$773,496
    General business associations$332,300
    Manufacturing$230,610
    Chambers of commerce$185,700
    Confectionery processors & manufacturers$106,877
    Fiscal & tax policy$29,750
    International trade associations$13,000
    Consumer groups$8,650

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,395,432
    Farm bureaus$80,561
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