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

Total contributions given to Senators from Sugar cane & sugar beets, which…

opposed this bill

Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,809,438
$1,809,438

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 Sugar cane & sugar beets interest groups, 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$0$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$23,500
Max BaucusDMT$0$21,000
Mark BegichDAK$0$23,700
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$22,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$10,500
Roy BluntRMO$0$21,000
John BoozmanRAR$0$500
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$7,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$1,500
Richard BurrRNC$0$13,500
Maria CantwellDWA$0$2,000
Ben CardinDMD$0$23,000
Tom CarperDDE$0$0
Bob CaseyDPA$0$27,000
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$14,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$86,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$1,103
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$6,000
Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,000
John CornynRTX$0$0
William M. CowanDMA$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$18,000
Ted CruzRTX$0$7,500
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$58,500
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$16,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Deb FischerRNE$0$19,552
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0
Al FrankenDMN$0$42,099
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$48,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$23,700
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$12,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$50,600
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$32,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$29,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$20,500
Dean HellerRNV$0$1,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$23,000
John HoevenRND$0$29,650
Jim InhofeROK$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$8,000
Mike JohannsRNE$0$9,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$13,500
Tim KaineDVA$0$7,500
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$18,000
Mark KirkRIL$0$1,250
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$57,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$73,745
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$12,300
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$1,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$22,000
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$23,850
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$12,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$35,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$39,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$21,000
Jerry MoranRKS$0$34,553
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$22,000
Chris MurphyDCT$0$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$0$16,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$76,300
Rand PaulRKY$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$0$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$49,250
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Harry ReidDNV$0$30,700
Jim RischRID$0$33,250
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$17,250
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$0$49,100
Bernie SandersIVT$0$19,000
Brian SchatzDHI$0$12,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$77,900
Tim ScottRSC$0$7,500
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$23,103
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$86,230
Jon TesterDMT$0$24,500
John ThuneRSD$0$16,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0
Mark UdallDCO$0$39,000
Tom UdallDNM$0$18,500
David VitterRLA$0$9,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$6,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$16,103
Ron WydenDOR$0$24,500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$153,449$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$221,566$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$189,016$0
John BarrassoRWY$40,900$23,500
Max BaucusDMT$46,250$21,000
Mark BegichDAK$141,321$23,700
Michael F. BennetDCO$250,513$22,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$69,906$10,500
Roy BluntRMO$514,636$23,250
John BoozmanRAR$85,115$500
Barbara BoxerDCA$273,972$7,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$202,021$1,750
Richard BurrRNC$225,285$13,500
Maria CantwellDWA$142,013$2,000
Ben CardinDMD$30,675$23,000
Tom CarperDDE$50,035$0
Bob CaseyDPA$144,004$27,000
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$41,900$14,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$147,300$0
Tom CoburnROK$100,843$250
William Thad CochranRMS$144,609$86,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$148,950$1,103
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$96,252$6,000
Bob CorkerRTN$200,790$1,750
John CornynRTX$249,605$0
William M. CowanDMA$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$93,485$18,000
Ted CruzRTX$1,666,563$7,500
Joe DonnellyDIN$109,141$59,500
Dick DurbinDIL$142,461$0
Mike EnziRWY$42,200$16,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$259,707$0
Deb FischerRNE$275,471$19,552
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,501,489$0
Al FrankenDMN$169,741$42,099
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$323,045$48,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$210,651$24,700
Chuck GrassleyRIA$164,650$12,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$298,210$50,600
Tom HarkinDIA$35,485$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$119,383$32,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$336,244$29,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$24,050$20,500
Dean HellerRNV$225,387$1,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$41,926$23,000
John HoevenRND$113,075$29,650
Jim InhofeROK$59,325$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$191,495$8,000
Mike JohannsRNE$43,000$9,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$296,777$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,500$13,500
Tim KaineDVA$289,951$7,500
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$49,120$18,000
Mark KirkRIL$382,284$1,250
Amy KlobucharDMN$255,485$57,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$123,579$73,745
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$72,250$12,300
Mike LeeRUT$108,320$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$1,000
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$94,900$22,000
John McCainRAZ$254,013$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$77,450$23,850
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$593,141$18,150
Bob MenéndezDNJ$142,400$35,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$172,199$39,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$48,465$21,000
Jerry MoranRKS$174,166$41,053
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$74,485$22,000
Chris MurphyDCT$176,746$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$191,047$16,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$158,788$76,800
Rand PaulRKY$393,184$1,250
Rob PortmanROH$471,608$250
Mark L. PryorDAR$189,100$51,450
John "Jack" ReedDRI$38,200$0
Harry ReidDNV$314,374$30,700
Jim RischRID$94,102$33,250
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$349,735$19,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,400$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,314,758$49,100
Bernie SandersIVT$63,947$19,000
Brian SchatzDHI$141,954$12,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$230,295$77,900
Tim ScottRSC$389,912$7,500
Jeff SessionsRAL$19,200$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$273,413$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$41,350$23,103
Debbie StabenowDMI$336,921$86,230
Jon TesterDMT$293,535$24,500
John ThuneRSD$412,526$16,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,790,819$0
Mark UdallDCO$710,927$39,000
Tom UdallDNM$216,994$18,500
David VitterRLA$265,976$9,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$137,038$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$208,928$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$99,183$6,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$48,083$16,103
Ron WydenDOR$82,700$24,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,759,435
Environmental policy$5,281,050
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,232,905
Food stores$1,743,846
Milk & dairy producers$1,468,232
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,137,718
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,057,896
General business associations$485,650
Manufacturing$377,729
Chambers of commerce$261,700
Confectionery processors & manufacturers$159,377
Fiscal & tax policy$48,650
International trade associations$14,000
Consumer groups$8,150

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,809,438
Farm bureaus$23,600
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