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S. 772 - Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007

Business. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal antitrust laws to provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from such laws that are contrary to the public interest with respect to railroads. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007

S. 772 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal antitrust laws to provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from such laws that are contrary to the public interest with respect to railroads. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal antitrust laws to provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from such laws that are contrary to the public interest with respect to railroads.
Other Titles
  • Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007
  • Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007
Sponsor
Herb Kohl
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Business
  • Actions and defenses
  • Antitrust law
  • Damages
  • Injunctions
  • Law
  • Limitation of actions
  • Railroad freight operations
  • Railroad mergers
  • Railroad rates
  • Transportation
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/06/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/06/2007
3/06/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3/06/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2708)
3/07/2007Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
Put on a legislative calendar9/20/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
10/03/2007Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 110-199.
10/23/2007Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. Hearings held.
12/19/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with amendments. With written report No. 110-252.
Put on a legislative calendar12/19/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 551.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

24 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007

24 organizations supported this bill

Alliant Energy
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Alliant Techsystems
(n.d.). Testimony. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Chemistry Council
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
American Coalition for Ethanol
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from AFPA.
American Corn Growers Association
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from AFPA.
American Forest & Paper Association
(n.d.). Support. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Public Power Association
American Public Power Association (2008, February 0). APPA Action Alert: Support the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2014, from APPA.
Basell USA
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Checker Logistics
(n.d.). Support. Retrieved n.d., from .
Domtar
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Edison Electric Institute
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Entergy Corporation
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Exelon
(n.d.). Support. Retrieved n.d., from .
Georgia-Pacific
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Holcim
(n.d.). Support. Retrieved n.d., from .
Large Public Power Council
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Lincoln Electric
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
National Farmers Organization
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
National Farmers Union
(n.d.). Testimony. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
(n.d.). Support. Retrieved n.d., from .
Nucor
(n.d.). Support. Retrieved n.d., from .
Portland Cement Association
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .
Tyson Foods
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from AFPA.
Xcel Energy
undersigned (2007, September 7). Supporters of the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772). Retrieved September 10, 2014, from .

1 organization opposed this bill

Association of American Railroads
(n.d.). Testimony. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$11,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$264,050$30,700
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$34,378$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$634,277$49,413
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$319,266$18,500
Bob BennettRUT$105,250$16,000
Joe BidenDDE$57,050$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$270,850$17,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$398,543$58,550
Barbara BoxerDCA$105,440$44,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$158,850$10,950
Sam BrownbackRKS$56,950$38,852
Jim BunningRKY$220,786$31,500
Richard BurrRNC$442,048$43,181
Robert ByrdDWV$113,747$8,000
Maria CantwellDWA$121,125$1,500
Ben CardinDMD$195,698$10,750
Tom CarperDDE$214,810$74,250
Bob CaseyDPA$82,350$9,250
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$754,067$64,100
Hillary ClintonDNY$262,817$5,550
Tom CoburnROK$68,466$3,000
William Thad CochranRMS$132,650$27,000
Norm ColemanRMN$621,544$19,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$214,950$36,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$152,785$45,000
Bob CorkerRTN$392,600$21,250
John CornynRTX$530,000$57,100
Larry CraigRID$158,398$1,000
Mike CrapoRID$181,116$11,500
Jim DeMintRSC$584,880$57,750
Chris DoddDCT$154,346$8,000
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$283,316$45,100
Pete DomeniciRNM$270,500$37,200
Byron DorganDND$242,328$8,000
Dick DurbinDIL$192,925$43,500
John EnsignRNV$85,800$32,000
Mike EnziRWY$72,400$16,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$69,114$700
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$168,797$13,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$406,152$35,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$377,328$73,184
Judd GreggRNH$124,696$22,500
Chuck HagelRNE$35,200$13,900
Tom HarkinDIA$118,677$17,490
Orrin G. HatchRUT$203,800$26,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$234,841$38,650
Jim InhofeROK$444,595$21,250
Dan InouyeDHI$23,250$38,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$256,231$46,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$185,834$47,000
Ted KennedyDMA$38,500$0
John F. KerryDMA$56,570$44,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$65,200$250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$323,048$38,600
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$401,209$17,000
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$108,364$54,600
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$34,250$0
Carl LevinDMI$143,804$5,600
Joe LiebermanICT$455,219$3,000
Blanche LincolnDAR$384,022$38,500
Chester Trent LottRMS$159,850$60,750
Dick LugarRIN$263,182$12,000
Mel MartinezRFL$285,761$51,250
John McCainRAZ$47,850$18,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$49,850$48,259
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$728,772$126,078
Bob MenéndezDNJ$291,475$13,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$110,600$4,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$241,601$33,650
Patty MurrayDWA$267,983$37,400
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$293,184$72,150
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$204,230$76,900
Barack ObamaDIL$130,900$3,800
Mark L. PryorDAR$262,820$52,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$26,500$6,500
Harry ReidDNV$174,000$53,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$209,521$54,130
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$220,300$7,000
Ken SalazarDCO$213,126$26,205
Bernie SandersIVT$7,060$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$81,500$2,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$357,781$35,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$217,827$25,850
Gordon SmithROR$601,751$107,925
Olympia J. SnoweRME$71,800$28,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$730,079$56,775
Debbie StabenowDMI$150,103$7,750
Ted StevensRAK$73,800$49,700
John SununuRNH$127,133$42,500
Jon TesterDMT$22,490$7,400
Craig ThomasRWY$176,901$14,500
John ThuneRSD$345,805$76,235
David VitterRLA$260,132$1,000
George VoinovichROH$709,748$26,000
John WarnerRVA$19,500$2,000
Jim WebbDVA$32,000$12,850
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$35,750$0
Ron WydenDOR$217,609$18,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$11,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$264,050$30,700
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$34,378$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$634,277$49,413
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$319,266$18,500
Bob BennettRUT$105,250$16,000
Joe BidenDDE$57,050$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$270,850$17,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$398,543$58,550
Barbara BoxerDCA$105,440$44,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$158,850$10,950
Sam BrownbackRKS$56,950$38,852
Jim BunningRKY$220,786$31,500
Richard BurrRNC$442,048$43,181
Robert ByrdDWV$113,747$8,000
Maria CantwellDWA$121,125$1,500
Ben CardinDMD$195,698$10,750
Tom CarperDDE$214,810$74,250
Bob CaseyDPA$82,350$9,250
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$754,067$64,100
Hillary ClintonDNY$262,817$5,550
Tom CoburnROK$68,466$3,000
William Thad CochranRMS$132,650$27,000
Norm ColemanRMN$621,544$19,250
Susan M. CollinsRME$214,950$36,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$152,785$45,000
Bob CorkerRTN$392,600$21,250
John CornynRTX$530,000$57,100
Larry CraigRID$158,398$1,000
Mike CrapoRID$181,116$11,500
Jim DeMintRSC$584,880$57,750
Chris DoddDCT$154,346$8,000
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$283,316$45,100
Pete DomeniciRNM$270,500$37,200
Byron DorganDND$242,328$8,000
Dick DurbinDIL$192,925$43,500
John EnsignRNV$85,800$32,000
Mike EnziRWY$72,400$16,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$69,114$700
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$168,797$13,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$406,152$35,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$377,328$73,184
Judd GreggRNH$124,696$22,500
Chuck HagelRNE$35,200$13,900
Tom HarkinDIA$118,677$17,490
Orrin G. HatchRUT$203,800$26,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$234,841$38,650
Jim InhofeROK$444,595$21,250
Dan InouyeDHI$23,250$38,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$256,231$46,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$185,834$47,000
Ted KennedyDMA$38,500$0
John F. KerryDMA$56,570$44,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$65,200$250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$323,048$38,600
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$401,209$17,000
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$108,364$54,600
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$34,250$0
Carl LevinDMI$143,804$5,600
Joe LiebermanICT$455,219$3,000
Blanche LincolnDAR$384,022$38,500
Chester Trent LottRMS$159,850$60,750
Dick LugarRIN$263,182$12,000
Mel MartinezRFL$285,761$51,250
John McCainRAZ$47,850$18,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$49,850$48,259
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$728,772$126,078
Bob MenéndezDNJ$291,475$13,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$110,600$4,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$241,601$33,650
Patty MurrayDWA$267,983$37,400
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$293,184$72,150
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$204,230$76,900
Barack ObamaDIL$130,900$3,800
Mark L. PryorDAR$262,820$52,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$26,500$6,500
Harry ReidDNV$174,000$53,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$209,521$54,130
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$220,300$7,000
Ken SalazarDCO$213,126$26,205
Bernie SandersIVT$7,060$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$81,500$2,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$357,781$35,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$217,827$25,850
Gordon SmithROR$601,751$107,925
Olympia J. SnoweRME$71,800$28,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$730,079$56,775
Debbie StabenowDMI$150,103$7,750
Ted StevensRAK$73,800$49,700
John SununuRNH$127,133$42,500
Jon TesterDMT$22,490$7,400
Craig ThomasRWY$176,901$14,500
John ThuneRSD$345,805$76,235
David VitterRLA$260,132$1,000
George VoinovichROH$709,748$26,000
John WarnerRVA$19,500$2,000
Jim WebbDVA$32,000$12,850
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$35,750$0
Ron WydenDOR$217,609$18,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Gas & Electric Utilities$4,343,662
Electric Power utilities$3,880,873
Chemicals$2,667,824
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,386,360
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,317,618
Forestry & Forest Products$2,194,042
Steel$1,268,920
Meat processing & products$817,856
Rural electric cooperatives$687,235
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$619,716
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$416,255
Farm organizations & cooperatives$345,944
Warehousing$167,350
Defense$118,926
Agricultural labor unions$9,250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Railroads$2,869,477
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