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S. 146 - Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009

Transportation, Trade, Monopoly - Commerce. 111th Congress (2009-2010) 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 2009

S. 146 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Transportation, Trade, Monopoly
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 2009
  • Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009
Sponsor
Herb Kohl
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Railroads
  • Transportation costs
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Major Actions
Introduced1/06/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/06/2009
1/06/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
1/06/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S129-130)
Put on a legislative calendar3/05/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported favorably.
3/18/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy without amendment. With written report No. 111-9.
Put on a legislative calendar3/18/2009Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 33.
5/21/2009Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
5/21/2009Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
5/21/2009Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
6/01/2009Cloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

30 Organizations Supported and 4 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009

30 organizations supported this bill

American Agriculture Movement
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railroad Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
American Chemistry Council
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
American Coalition for Ethanol
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
American Corn Growers Association
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
American Forest & Paper Association
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
American Public Power Association
American Public Power Association (2009, February 0). APPA Issue Brief: Railroad Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved September 10, 2014, from APPA.
BASF
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Consumer Federation of America
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Dupont
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Edison Electric Institute
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Holcim
Diehl, Susan M. (2008, February 24). Testimony of Susan M. Diehl at a Hearing on H.R. 1650, Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Freight Rail Customer Alliance.
Large Public Power Council
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Lyondell Chemical Company
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
National Association of Chemical Distributors
NACD (2009, September 29). Legislative Update – House Judiciary Committee Approves Railroad Anti-Trust Bill. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from NACD.
National Association of Farmer Elected Committees
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
National Association of Regional Councils
Moore, Cameron (2007, September 21). Letter in Support. Retrieved March 21, 2009, from NARC.
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
National Farmers Organization
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
National Farmers Union
Rail Cure (2008, August 22). Ag Groups Push Antitrust Legislation. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Rail Cure.org.
National Grain and Feed Association
Rail Cure (2008, August 22). Ag Groups Push Antitrust Legislation. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Rail Cure.org.
National Grange
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Rail Cure (2008, August 22). Ag Groups Push Antitrust Legislation. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from Rail Cure.org.
Portland Cement Association
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Shell
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Steel Manufacturers Association
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Tyson Foods
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
United Transportation Union
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.
Women Involved in Farm Economics
Undersigned organizations (2007, September 20). Supporters of Railraod Antitrust Enforcement. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Rail Cure.org.

4 organizations opposed this bill

Association of American Railroads
Bartz, Diane (2009, March 5). Senate panel approves railroad antitrust bill. Reuters. Retrieved March 18, 2009, from http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE5247FU20090305.
BNSF Railway
Bounds, Jeff (2009, March 3). Railroads uneasy about antitrust legislation. Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2009/03/30/story7.html?page=all.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
USAgNet (2009, March 6). Senate Panel Votes to End Railroads' Antitrust Exemption. Retrieved March 18, 2009, from Wisconsin Ag Connection.
Union Pacific
Hemmer, J. Michael (2009, May 19). Testimony of J. Michael Hemmer at a Hearing on H.R. 233, Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from House Judiciary Committee.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$54,250$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$247,650$29,700
John BarrassoRWY$172,766$13,000
Max BaucusDMT$523,657$52,957
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$226,544$8,500
Mark BegichDAK$137,964$36,200
Bob BennettRUT$143,950$22,000
Joe BidenDDE$98,300$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$268,877$26,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$58,845$19,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,736,835$50,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$404,353$17,750
Sam BrownbackRKS$4,700$441
Jim BunningRKY$48,935$5,000
Richard BurrRNC$393,351$40,700
Robert ByrdDWV$111,547$9,000
Maria CantwellDWA$351,728$1,500
Ben CardinDMD$318,801$5,250
Tom CarperDDE$204,120$79,940
Bob CaseyDPA$656,021$25,397
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$702,858$66,100
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,022,490$21,550
Tom CoburnROK$86,700$23,500
William Thad CochranRMS$169,650$30,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$326,885$36,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$155,385$78,000
Bob CorkerRTN$432,607$54,250
John CornynRTX$543,050$55,100
Mike CrapoRID$148,350$18,478
Jim DeMintRSC$196,093$53,000
Chris DoddDCT$110,025$5,000
Byron DorganDND$375,085$25,500
Dick DurbinDIL$295,621$88,500
John EnsignRNV$83,050$35,000
Mike EnziRWY$88,400$15,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$192,579$1,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$171,327$17,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$342,211$29,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$376,809$80,003
Judd GreggRNH$7,550$4,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$730,791$21,500
Tom HarkinDIA$184,141$19,990
Orrin G. HatchRUT$185,050$46,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$234,186$42,650
Jim InhofeROK$359,630$21,500
Dan InouyeDHI$117,750$43,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$350,190$45,300
Mike JohannsRNE$167,800$49,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$165,300$48,000
Ted KennedyDMA$49,400$5,000
John F. KerryDMA$195,844$50,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$969,912$1,250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$270,448$30,600
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$544,348$16,500
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$131,064$89,600
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$62,900$2,000
Carl LevinDMI$135,650$5,600
Joe LiebermanICT$407,342$3,000
Blanche LincolnDAR$679,859$104,249
Dick LugarRIN$167,666$8,250
Mel MartinezRFL$92,295$15,000
John McCainRAZ$198,687$42,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,086,053$73,018
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$761,285$126,578
Bob MenéndezDNJ$384,950$27,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$136,064$16,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$147,258$32,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$380,675$35,900
Patty MurrayDWA$783,126$68,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$347,049$88,150
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$241,352$93,900
Mark L. PryorDAR$217,648$75,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$45,400$6,500
Harry ReidDNV$481,960$72,900
Jim RischRID$99,337$17,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$259,521$54,130
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$214,600$18,500
Ken SalazarDCO$130,867$33,000
Bernie SandersIVT$51,835$1,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$164,865$41,900
Jeff SessionsRAL$293,241$35,500
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,100,336$9,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$134,075$29,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$142,472$48,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$508,102$72,200
Debbie StabenowDMI$914,423$7,750
Jon TesterDMT$112,993$19,150
John ThuneRSD$302,076$82,085
Mark UdallDCO$253,121$17,500
Tom UdallDNM$162,696$38,000
David VitterRLA$332,200$2,000
George VoinovichROH$241,009$9,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$274,150$95,213
Jim WebbDVA$326,823$43,850
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$253,143$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$344,267$70,300
Ron WydenDOR$145,576$49,800

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$54,250$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$247,650$29,700
John BarrassoRWY$172,766$13,000
Max BaucusDMT$523,657$52,957
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$226,544$8,500
Mark BegichDAK$137,964$36,200
Bob BennettRUT$143,950$22,000
Joe BidenDDE$98,300$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$268,877$26,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$58,845$19,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,736,835$50,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$404,353$17,750
Sam BrownbackRKS$4,700$441
Jim BunningRKY$48,935$5,000
Richard BurrRNC$393,351$40,700
Robert ByrdDWV$111,547$9,000
Maria CantwellDWA$351,728$1,500
Ben CardinDMD$318,801$5,250
Tom CarperDDE$204,120$79,940
Bob CaseyDPA$656,021$25,397
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$702,858$66,100
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,022,490$21,550
Tom CoburnROK$86,700$23,500
William Thad CochranRMS$169,650$30,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$326,885$36,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$155,385$78,000
Bob CorkerRTN$432,607$54,250
John CornynRTX$543,050$55,100
Mike CrapoRID$148,350$18,478
Jim DeMintRSC$196,093$53,000
Chris DoddDCT$110,025$5,000
Byron DorganDND$375,085$25,500
Dick DurbinDIL$295,621$88,500
John EnsignRNV$83,050$35,000
Mike EnziRWY$88,400$15,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$192,579$1,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$171,327$17,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$342,211$29,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$376,809$80,003
Judd GreggRNH$7,550$4,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$730,791$21,500
Tom HarkinDIA$184,141$19,990
Orrin G. HatchRUT$185,050$46,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$234,186$42,650
Jim InhofeROK$359,630$21,500
Dan InouyeDHI$117,750$43,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$350,190$45,300
Mike JohannsRNE$167,800$49,950
Tim JohnsonDSD$165,300$48,000
Ted KennedyDMA$49,400$5,000
John F. KerryDMA$195,844$50,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$969,912$1,250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$270,448$30,600
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$544,348$16,500
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$131,064$89,600
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$62,900$2,000
Carl LevinDMI$135,650$5,600
Joe LiebermanICT$407,342$3,000
Blanche LincolnDAR$679,859$104,249
Dick LugarRIN$167,666$8,250
Mel MartinezRFL$92,295$15,000
John McCainRAZ$198,687$42,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,086,053$73,018
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$761,285$126,578
Bob MenéndezDNJ$384,950$27,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$136,064$16,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$147,258$32,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$380,675$35,900
Patty MurrayDWA$783,126$68,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$347,049$88,150
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$241,352$93,900
Mark L. PryorDAR$217,648$75,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$45,400$6,500
Harry ReidDNV$481,960$72,900
Jim RischRID$99,337$17,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$259,521$54,130
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$214,600$18,500
Ken SalazarDCO$130,867$33,000
Bernie SandersIVT$51,835$1,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$164,865$41,900
Jeff SessionsRAL$293,241$35,500
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,100,336$9,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$134,075$29,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$142,472$48,500
Arlen SpecterDPA$508,102$72,200
Debbie StabenowDMI$914,423$7,750
Jon TesterDMT$112,993$19,150
John ThuneRSD$302,076$82,085
Mark UdallDCO$253,121$17,500
Tom UdallDNM$162,696$38,000
David VitterRLA$332,200$2,000
George VoinovichROH$241,009$9,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$274,150$95,213
Jim WebbDVA$326,823$43,850
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$253,143$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$344,267$70,300
Ron WydenDOR$145,576$49,800

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$11,852,343
Civil servant/public employee$4,287,725
Electric Power utilities$3,745,280
Chemicals$2,783,281
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,081,883
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$1,992,543
Steel$1,073,272
Alternate energy production & services$1,060,834
Transportation unions$906,250
Electrical contractors$753,971
Rural electric cooperatives$684,799
Poultry & eggs$611,372
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$594,564
Animal feed & health products$554,800
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$421,442
Farm organizations & cooperatives$373,913
Agriculture$190,227
Public official (elected or appointed)$185,721
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Railroads$3,269,629
Railroad unions$133,750
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