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. September - October 2008 For $816,821 Against $27,500
  2. November - December 2008 For $661,823 Against $30,000
  3. January - February 2009 For $213,668 Against $58,250
  4. March - April 2009 For $385,940 Against $47,800
  5. May - June 2009 For $1,074,939 Against $45,700
  6. July - August 2009 For $332,280 Against $10,850
  7. September - October 2009 For $626,164 Against $35,000
  8. November - December 2009 For $661,053 Against $4,200
  9. January - February 2010 For $429,759 Against $57,800
  10. March - April 2010 For $1,018,999 Against $60,350
  11. May - June 2010 For $1,289,249 Against $76,750
  12. July - August 2010 For $913,851 Against $15,000
  13. September - October 2010 For $2,088,446 Against $103,650
  14. November - December 2010 For $126,027 Against $2,400
  15. January - February 2011 For $285,881 Against $40,800
  16. March - April 2011 For $580,765 Against $53,750
  17. May - June 2011 For $641,053 Against $64,800
  18. July - August 2011 For $267,302 Against $34,493
  19. September - October 2011 For $593,394 Against $44,800
  20. November - December 2011 For $567,721 Against $18,000
  21. January - February 2012 For $339,108 Against $69,000
  22. March - April 2012 For $729,030 Against $44,343
  23. May - June 2012 For $910,431 Against $103,442
  24. July - August 2012 For $692,044 Against $80,750
  25. September - October 2012 For $1,564,359 Against $80,902
  26. November - December 2012 For $207,307 Against $6,000
  27. January - February 2013 For $164,607 Against $48,500
  28. March - April 2013 For $412,303 Against $166,200
  29. May - June 2013 For $443,967 Against $75,750
  30. July - August 2013 For $309,360 Against $37,605
  31. September - October 2013 For $516,231 Against $31,994
  32. November - December 2013 For $461,636 Against $13,950
  33. January - February 2014 For $389,685 Against $84,164
  34. March - April 2014 For $640,989 Against $92,095
  35. May - June 2014 For $917,709 Against $50,900
  36. July - August 2014 For $414,831 Against $15,750
  37. September - October 2014 For $557,330 Against $14,500

Votes

    24 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Sugar Reform Act of 2013

    24 organizations supported 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 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, October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2014.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$156,849$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$267,811$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$187,416$0
    John BarrassoRWY$56,400$28,500
    Max BaucusDMT$54,000$21,000
    Mark BegichDAK$141,825$23,500
    Michael F. BennetDCO$240,163$22,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$83,856$10,500
    Roy BluntRMO$614,886$21,000
    John BoozmanRAR$127,715$500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$274,392$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$195,621$1,500
    Richard BurrRNC$251,070$13,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$137,813$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$29,675$23,000
    Tom CarperDDE$52,035$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$151,554$27,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$632,298$41,500
    Daniel CoatsRIN$193,650$0
    Tom CoburnROK$128,193$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$132,950$86,500
    Susan M. CollinsRME$164,900$1,103
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$86,402$6,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$210,100$1,000
    John CornynRTX$299,455$0
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$94,060$18,000
    Ted CruzRTX$1,354,887$10,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$111,641$58,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$137,477$0
    Mike EnziRWY$55,700$16,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$235,457$0
    Deb FischerRNE$193,887$17,552
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,338,955$0
    Al FrankenDMN$189,241$41,099
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$305,362$46,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$212,701$23,200
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$172,900$12,000
    Kay R. HaganDNC$256,540$48,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$38,985$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$109,533$32,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$339,424$34,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$23,050$19,500
    Dean HellerRNV$226,337$1,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$39,926$23,500
    John HoevenRND$113,125$31,350
    Jim InhofeROK$79,639$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$201,370$8,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$52,500$9,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$352,823$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$2,500$13,500
    Tim KaineDVA$288,501$7,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$47,870$18,000
    Mark KirkRIL$443,671$250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$244,585$50,250
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$97,239$67,045
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$69,550$12,300
    Mike LeeRUT$132,796$0
    Carl LevinDMI$2,010$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$80,950$22,000
    John McCainRAZ$302,468$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$70,050$23,850
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$618,205$11,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$135,400$33,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$182,296$39,500
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$45,365$21,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$171,066$35,553
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$77,735$22,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$178,396$8,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$177,157$16,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$153,788$77,300
    Rand PaulRKY$421,929$0
    Rob PortmanROH$539,751$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$176,700$48,750
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,700$0
    Harry ReidDNV$286,544$28,300
    Jim RischRID$135,939$37,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$303,468$22,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,400$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,144,846$60,600
    Bernie SandersIVT$61,890$19,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$141,083$12,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$201,895$77,900
    Tim ScottRSC$414,187$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$31,253$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$207,485$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$46,000$23,103
    Debbie StabenowDMI$335,671$81,230
    Jon TesterDMT$290,985$26,500
    John ThuneRSD$492,634$16,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,564,975$0
    Mark UdallDCO$610,807$40,000
    Tom UdallDNM$210,629$18,500
    David VitterRLA$293,575$14,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$153,250$500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$210,728$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$100,333$6,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$109,308$16,103
    Ron WydenDOR$81,950$24,500

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$156,849$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$267,811$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$187,416$0
    John BarrassoRWY$56,400$28,500
    Max BaucusDMT$54,000$21,000
    Mark BegichDAK$141,825$23,500
    Michael F. BennetDCO$240,163$22,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$83,856$10,500
    Roy BluntRMO$614,886$21,000
    John BoozmanRAR$127,715$500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$274,392$7,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$195,621$1,500
    Richard BurrRNC$251,070$13,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$137,813$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$29,675$23,000
    Tom CarperDDE$52,035$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$151,554$27,000
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$632,298$41,500
    Daniel CoatsRIN$193,650$0
    Tom CoburnROK$128,193$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$132,950$86,500
    Susan M. CollinsRME$164,900$1,103
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$86,402$6,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$210,100$1,000
    John CornynRTX$299,455$0
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$94,060$18,000
    Ted CruzRTX$1,354,887$10,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$111,641$58,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$137,477$0
    Mike EnziRWY$55,700$16,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$235,457$0
    Deb FischerRNE$193,887$17,552
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,338,955$0
    Al FrankenDMN$189,241$41,099
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$305,362$46,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$212,701$23,200
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$172,900$12,000
    Kay R. HaganDNC$256,540$48,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$38,985$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$109,533$32,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$339,424$34,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$23,050$19,500
    Dean HellerRNV$226,337$1,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$39,926$23,500
    John HoevenRND$113,125$31,350
    Jim InhofeROK$79,639$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$201,370$8,000
    Mike JohannsRNE$52,500$9,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$352,823$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$2,500$13,500
    Tim KaineDVA$288,501$7,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$47,870$18,000
    Mark KirkRIL$443,671$250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$244,585$50,250
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$97,239$67,045
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$69,550$12,300
    Mike LeeRUT$132,796$0
    Carl LevinDMI$2,010$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$80,950$22,000
    John McCainRAZ$302,468$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$70,050$23,850
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$618,205$11,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$135,400$33,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$182,296$39,500
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$45,365$21,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$171,066$35,553
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$77,735$22,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$178,396$8,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$177,157$16,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$153,788$77,300
    Rand PaulRKY$421,929$0
    Rob PortmanROH$539,751$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$176,700$48,750
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,700$0
    Harry ReidDNV$286,544$28,300
    Jim RischRID$135,939$37,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$303,468$22,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,400$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,144,846$60,600
    Bernie SandersIVT$61,890$19,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$141,083$12,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$201,895$77,900
    Tim ScottRSC$414,187$7,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$31,253$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$207,485$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$46,000$23,103
    Debbie StabenowDMI$335,671$81,230
    Jon TesterDMT$290,985$26,500
    John ThuneRSD$492,634$16,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,564,975$0
    Mark UdallDCO$610,807$40,000
    Tom UdallDNM$210,629$18,500
    David VitterRLA$293,575$14,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$153,250$500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$210,728$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$100,333$6,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$109,308$16,103
    Ron WydenDOR$81,950$24,500

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,230,133
    Environmental policy$4,947,042
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,294,583
    Food stores$1,760,996
    Milk & dairy producers$1,552,682
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,093,746
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,073,671
    General business associations$585,750
    Chambers of commerce$250,200
    Manufacturing$247,032
    Confectionery processors & manufacturers$153,227
    Fiscal & tax policy$41,500
    International trade associations$13,000
    Consumer groups$2,500

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,847,738
    Farm bureaus$0
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