S. 1673 - Safeguarding American Agriculture Act of 2012

Agriculture and food. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to establish the Office of Agriculture Inspection within the Department of Homeland Security, which shall be headed by the Assistant Commissioner for Agriculture Inspection, and for other purposes. (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.

Safeguarding American Agriculture Act of 2012

S. 1673 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to establish the Office of Agriculture Inspection within the Department of Homeland Security, which shall be headed by the Assistant Commissioner for Agriculture Inspection, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to establish the Office of Agriculture Inspection within the Department of Homeland Security, which shall be headed by the Assistant Commissioner for Agriculture Inspection, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Safeguarding American Agriculture Act of 2011
  • Safeguarding American Agriculture Act of 2012
Sponsor
Daniel K. Akaka
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Agricultural trade
  • Animal and plant health
  • Border security and unlawful immigration
  • Customs enforcement
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced10/06/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/06/2011
    10/06/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
    10/06/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
    Put on a legislative calendar4/25/2012Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    11/26/2012Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 112-240.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/26/2012Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 553.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $210,250 Against $0
    2. March - April 2007 For $433,777 Against $0
    3. May - June 2007 For $383,372 Against $0
    4. July - August 2007 For $184,901 Against $0
    5. September - October 2007 For $426,540 Against $0
    6. November - December 2007 For $462,489 Against $0
    7. January - February 2008 For $347,938 Against $0
    8. March - April 2008 For $457,474 Against $0
    9. May - June 2008 For $589,572 Against $0
    10. July - August 2008 For $368,616 Against $0
    11. September - October 2008 For $1,000,662 Against $0
    12. November - December 2008 For $227,502 Against $0
    13. January - February 2009 For $173,551 Against $0
    14. March - April 2009 For $240,491 Against $0
    15. May - June 2009 For $353,361 Against $0
    16. July - August 2009 For $187,337 Against $0
    17. September - October 2009 For $291,451 Against $0
    18. November - December 2009 For $248,392 Against $0
    19. January - February 2010 For $304,113 Against $0
    20. March - April 2010 For $522,370 Against $0
    21. May - June 2010 For $531,679 Against $0
    22. July - August 2010 For $560,180 Against $0
    23. September - October 2010 For $1,229,142 Against $0
    24. November - December 2010 For $106,336 Against $0
    25. January - February 2011 For $163,760 Against $0
    26. March - April 2011 For $409,318 Against $0
    27. May - June 2011 For $362,607 Against $0
    28. July - August 2011 For $165,237 Against $0
    29. September - October 2011 For $385,980 Against $0
    30. November - December 2011 For $321,946 Against $0
    31. January - February 2012 For $263,684 Against $0
    32. March - April 2012 For $398,893 Against $0
    33. May - June 2012 For $462,441 Against $0
    34. July - August 2012 For $353,408 Against $0
    35. September - October 2012 For $731,220 Against $0
    36. November - December 2012 For $98,707 Against $0

    Votes

      21 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Safeguarding American Agriculture Act of 2012

      21 organizations supported this bill

      American Forest Foundation
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      American Nursery & Landscape Association
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
      Office of Senator Feinstein (2011, October 6). Feinstein, Akaka Introduce Safeguarding American Agriculture Act. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Dianne Feinstein United States Senator for California.
      California Farm Bureau Federation
      Office of Senator Feinstein (2011, October 6). Feinstein, Akaka Introduce Safeguarding American Agriculture Act. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Dianne Feinstein United States Senator for California.
      Davey Institute
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      Greenspace-the Cambria Land Trust
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      International Maple Syrup Institute
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      Louisville Slugger
      Office of Senator Feinstein (2011, October 6). Feinstein, Akaka Introduce Safeguarding American Agriculture Act. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Dianne Feinstein United States Senator for California.
      Massachusetts Association Of Campground Owners
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      National Association Of Exotic Pest Plant Councils
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
      National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (2011, October 25). Feinstein, Akaka Introduce Safeguarding American Agriculture Act. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
      National Treasury Employees Union
      National Treasury Employees Union (2012, April 25). NTEU Applauds Senate Committee’s Recognition of CBP Agriculture Specialists’ Vital Mission. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from National Treasury Employees Union.
      Nature Conservancy
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      North American Maple Syrup Council
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      Northwest Horticultural Council
      Northwest Horticultural Council (2012, June 6). Safeguarding American Agriculture Act of 2011 (S.1673). Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Northwest Horticultural Council.
      Oregon Invasive Species Council
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      Society of American Florists
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      Society Of Municipal Arborists
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      Sunkist Growers
      Sunkist (2011, October 13). Sunkist Endorses Safeguarding American Agriculture Act. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Sunkist.
      Virginia Native Plant Society
      undersigned organizations (2012, January 3). Support Letter. Retrieved August 17, 2012, from American Tree Farm System.
      Western Growers
      Western Growers (2011, November 4). Feinstein Bill Aims to Beef up Pest Border Inspections. Retrieved August 16, 2012, from Western Growers.

      0 organizations opposed this bill

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,500$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$95,444$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$38,250$0
      John BarrassoRWY$54,500$0
      Max BaucusDMT$265,780$0
      Mark BegichDAK$183,616$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$361,974$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$20,233$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$135,206$0
      Roy BluntRMO$182,642$0
      John BoozmanRAR$61,400$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$540,272$0
      Scott P. BrownRMA$244,537$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$337,397$0
      Richard BurrRNC$112,404$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$236,963$0
      Ben CardinDMD$77,149$0
      Tom CarperDDE$42,784$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$132,195$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$427,024$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$17,000$0
      Tom CoburnROK$9,200$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$86,344$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$141,019$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$44,900$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$74,098$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$80,200$0
      John CornynRTX$156,219$0
      Mike CrapoRID$89,150$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$53,256$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$137,141$0
      Mike EnziRWY$5,394$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$294,675$0
      Al FrankenDMN$274,288$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$298,395$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$123,344$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$62,830$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$187,024$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$166,195$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$49,700$0
      Dean HellerRNV$112,727$0
      John HoevenRND$52,350$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$17,630$0
      Jim InhofeROK$40,943$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$73,260$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$115,100$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$74,200$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$37,351$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$51,000$0
      John F. KerryDMA$40,720$0
      Mark KirkRIL$125,662$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$113,550$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$5,900$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$157,667$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$65,653$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$75,250$0
      Mike LeeRUT$3,550$0
      Carl LevinDMI$114,895$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$-1,250$0
      Dick LugarRIN$84,794$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$159,100$0
      John McCainRAZ$90,587$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$196,400$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$298,551$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$167,005$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$197,745$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$81,700$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$213,876$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$77,575$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$455,801$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$33,300$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$317,697$0
      Rand PaulRKY$49,520$0
      Rob PortmanROH$151,500$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$88,600$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$32,160$0
      Harry ReidDNV$363,789$0
      Jim RischRID$72,464$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$163,909$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$98,000$0
      Marco RubioRFL$179,071$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$80,640$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$106,400$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$99,104$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$189,132$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$44,175$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$58,750$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$393,452$0
      Jon TesterDMT$453,415$0
      John ThuneRSD$110,314$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$116,956$0
      Mark UdallDCO$449,301$0
      Tom UdallDNM$280,695$0
      David VitterRLA$109,000$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$213,533$0
      Jim WebbDVA$17,500$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$128,320$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$179,167$0
      Ron WydenDOR$176,899$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,500$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$95,444$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$38,250$0
      John BarrassoRWY$54,500$0
      Max BaucusDMT$265,780$0
      Mark BegichDAK$183,616$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$361,974$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$20,233$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$135,206$0
      Roy BluntRMO$182,642$0
      John BoozmanRAR$61,400$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$540,272$0
      Scott P. BrownRMA$244,537$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$337,397$0
      Richard BurrRNC$112,404$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$236,963$0
      Ben CardinDMD$77,149$0
      Tom CarperDDE$42,784$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$132,195$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$427,024$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$17,000$0
      Tom CoburnROK$9,200$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$86,344$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$141,019$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$44,900$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$74,098$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$80,200$0
      John CornynRTX$156,219$0
      Mike CrapoRID$89,150$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$53,256$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$137,141$0
      Mike EnziRWY$5,394$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$294,675$0
      Al FrankenDMN$274,288$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$298,395$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$123,344$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$62,830$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$187,024$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$166,195$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$49,700$0
      Dean HellerRNV$112,727$0
      John HoevenRND$52,350$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$17,630$0
      Jim InhofeROK$40,943$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$73,260$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$115,100$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$74,200$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$37,351$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$51,000$0
      John F. KerryDMA$40,720$0
      Mark KirkRIL$125,662$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$113,550$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$5,900$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$157,667$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$65,653$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$75,250$0
      Mike LeeRUT$3,550$0
      Carl LevinDMI$114,895$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$-1,250$0
      Dick LugarRIN$84,794$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$159,100$0
      John McCainRAZ$90,587$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$196,400$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$298,551$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$167,005$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$197,745$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$81,700$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$213,876$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$77,575$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$455,801$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$33,300$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$317,697$0
      Rand PaulRKY$49,520$0
      Rob PortmanROH$151,500$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$88,600$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$32,160$0
      Harry ReidDNV$363,789$0
      Jim RischRID$72,464$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$163,909$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$98,000$0
      Marco RubioRFL$179,071$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$80,640$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$106,400$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$99,104$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$189,132$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$44,175$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$58,750$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$393,452$0
      Jon TesterDMT$453,415$0
      John ThuneRSD$110,314$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$116,956$0
      Mark UdallDCO$449,301$0
      Tom UdallDNM$280,695$0
      David VitterRLA$109,000$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$213,533$0
      Jim WebbDVA$17,500$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$128,320$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$179,167$0
      Ron WydenDOR$176,899$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Civil servant/public employee$4,010,097
      Environmental policy$3,202,626
      Forestry & Forest Products$2,003,222
      Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,131,837
      Federal employees unions$1,026,630
      Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$651,363
      Farm organizations & cooperatives$498,531
      Amusement/recreation centers$453,100
      Florists & Nursery Services$357,366
      Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$251,898
      Agriculture$206,768
      Public official (elected or appointed)$141,862
      Farm bureaus$23,397

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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