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 Milk & dairy producers, which…

supported this bill

Milk & dairy producers$1,552,682
$1,552,682

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 Milk & dairy producers interest groups, 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$8,000$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$13,500$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$8,500$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$3,500$0
Mark BegichDAK$5,500$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$35,650$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$5,500$0
Roy BluntRMO$66,500$0
John BoozmanRAR$4,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$21,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,600$0
Richard BurrRNC$18,800$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Ben CardinDMD$0$0
Tom CarperDDE$1,200$0
Bob CaseyDPA$16,000$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$18,500$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$6,500$0
Tom CoburnROK$10,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$42,000$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$11,500$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,750$0
Bob CorkerRTN$17,250$0
John CornynRTX$26,400$0
William M. CowanDMA$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$27,900$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,000$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$43,591$0
Dick DurbinDIL$9,500$0
Mike EnziRWY$5,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$33,750$0
Deb FischerRNE$23,500$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$26,500$0
Al FrankenDMN$19,450$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$59,850$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$24,750$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$37,950$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$4,000$0
Tom HarkinDIA$13,250$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$10,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$750$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$13,650$0
Dean HellerRNV$12,750$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$3,500$0
John HoevenRND$19,725$0
Jim InhofeROK$5,000$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$13,250$0
Mike JohannsRNE$14,000$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$47,150$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$500$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
Mark KirkRIL$20,000$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$65,050$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$4,750$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$42,100$0
Mike LeeRUT$5,500$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,000$0
John McCainRAZ$6,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,500$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$44,250$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$500$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$50,416$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,000$0
Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$9,000$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,000$0
Rand PaulRKY$1,000$0
Rob PortmanROH$26,900$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$25,000$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$36,400$0
Jim RischRID$10,500$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$42,750$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$20,100$0
Bernie SandersIVT$12,700$0
Brian SchatzDHI$1,750$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$12,000$0
Tim ScottRSC$8,550$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$12,700$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$87,500$0
Jon TesterDMT$6,700$0
John ThuneRSD$57,450$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$18,500$0
Mark UdallDCO$12,850$0
Tom UdallDNM$22,100$0
David VitterRLA$8,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$12,750$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$500$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$7,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$8,000$0

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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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