S. 49 - Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2011

Commerce. 112th Congress (2011-2012) 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) 
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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 2011

S. 49 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

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 2011
  • Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2011
Sponsor
Herb Kohl
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Railroads
  • Transportation costs
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced1/25/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/25/2011
    1/25/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    1/25/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
    Put on a legislative calendar3/03/2011Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
    3/28/2011Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy without amendment. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar3/28/2011Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 19.
    7/18/2011By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 112-38.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $10,350 Against $61,850
    2. March - April 2007 For $7,700 Against $159,838
    3. May - June 2007 For $23,350 Against $126,829
    4. July - August 2007 For $15,625 Against $65,750
    5. September - October 2007 For $14,050 Against $167,365
    6. November - December 2007 For $21,800 Against $113,905
    7. January - February 2008 For $8,150 Against $76,069
    8. March - April 2008 For $17,750 Against $158,250
    9. May - June 2008 For $17,522 Against $203,500
    10. July - August 2008 For $14,200 Against $39,800
    11. September - October 2008 For $35,750 Against $120,588
    12. November - December 2008 For $6,050 Against $71,134
    13. January - February 2009 For $5,150 Against $35,156
    14. March - April 2009 For $7,900 Against $299,545
    15. May - June 2009 For $15,150 Against $191,200
    16. July - August 2009 For $1,500 Against $118,095
    17. September - October 2009 For $14,400 Against $117,944
    18. November - December 2009 For $6,750 Against $64,800
    19. January - February 2010 For $9,500 Against $98,750
    20. March - April 2010 For $9,500 Against $162,950
    21. May - June 2010 For $20,550 Against $138,200
    22. July - August 2010 For $25,745 Against $127,435
    23. September - October 2010 For $40,500 Against $144,037
    24. November - December 2010 For $1,950 Against $29,650
    25. January - February 2011 For $1,000 Against $18,500
    26. March - April 2011 For $9,500 Against $125,000
    27. May - June 2011 For $14,750 Against $133,750
    28. July - August 2011 For $5,200 Against $27,000
    29. September - October 2011 For $24,750 Against $96,000
    30. November - December 2011 For $10,750 Against $70,750
    31. January - February 2012 For $10,750 Against $72,975
    32. March - April 2012 For $14,250 Against $111,886
    33. May - June 2012 For $23,000 Against $42,500
    34. July - August 2012 For $33,500 Against $67,250
    35. September - October 2012 For $20,050 Against $45,500
    36. November - December 2012 For $1,000 Against $31,750

    Votes

      1 Organization Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2011

      1 organization supported this bill

      National Association of Wheat Growers
      NAWG (2011, February 4). Rail Reform Bills Introduced in the Senate for 112th Congress. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from NAWG.

      1 organization opposed this bill

      Association of American Railroads
      Berman, Jeff (2011, January 28). Railroad antritrust legislation introduced again in the Senate. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from Logistics Management.

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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$0$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,000$34,700
      Kelly AyotteRNH$0$31,500
      John BarrassoRWY$1,000$30,000
      Max BaucusDMT$15,000$56,457
      Mark BegichDAK$0$42,200
      Michael F. BennetDCO$3,500$58,500
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$7,000
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
      Roy BluntRMO$26,500$111,903
      John BoozmanRAR$0$93,570
      Barbara BoxerDCA$0$47,800
      Scott P. BrownRMA$0$41,600
      Sherrod BrownDOH$16,500$18,000
      Richard BurrRNC$3,595$39,500
      Maria CantwellDWA$3,750$2,250
      Ben CardinDMD$1,000$17,000
      Tom CarperDDE$3,500$39,000
      Bob CaseyDPA$3,000$34,897
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$19,700$84,600
      Daniel CoatsRIN$1,250$21,000
      Tom CoburnROK$3,500$22,500
      William Thad CochranRMS$6,500$38,000
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$53,500
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,900$39,000
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$14,750
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$60,250
      John CornynRTX$1,000$41,100
      Mike CrapoRID$0$23,478
      Jim DeMintRSC$0$53,500
      Dick DurbinDIL$23,000$83,000
      John EnsignRNV$0$1,000
      Mike EnziRWY$0$11,000
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$8,500
      Al FrankenDMN$5,150$600
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,750$40,250
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$32,750
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$33,500$65,123
      Kay R. HaganDNC$3,500$19,000
      Tom HarkinDIA$26,875$17,490
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$41,500
      John HoevenRND$5,500$23,500
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$10,600
      Jim InhofeROK$11,250$25,500
      Dan InouyeDHI$0$43,000
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$60,050
      Mike JohannsRNE$26,500$52,950
      Ron JohnsonRWI$0$1,000
      Tim JohnsonDSD$13,250$17,900
      John F. KerryDMA$0$47,500
      Mark KirkRIL$6,750$28,950
      Amy KlobucharDMN$17,250$9,500
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$0$1,000
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$14,500
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$92,600
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,000$2,000
      Mike LeeRUT$0$9,000
      Carl LevinDMI$0$5,600
      Joe LiebermanICT$0$-7,000
      Dick LugarRIN$26,322$15,000
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,000$72,450
      John McCainRAZ$0$42,000
      Claire McCaskillDMO$8,250$111,518
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$11,800$156,779
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$34,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$250$16,000
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$4,400$39,000
      Jerry MoranRKS$27,900$162,697
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$37,900
      Patty MurrayDWA$5,000$78,250
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$13,500$50,500
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$500$85,500
      Rand PaulRKY$0$750
      Rob PortmanROH$2,000$30,300
      Mark L. PryorDAR$2,000$61,500
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$6,500
      Harry ReidDNV$6,000$71,400
      Jim RischRID$0$20,500
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$50,050$48,630
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$36,561
      Marco RubioRFL$0$42,700
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$2,400$42,900
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$32,500
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$9,750
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$30,400
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$37,750
      Debbie StabenowDMI$28,450$8,250
      Jon TesterDMT$1,100$22,050
      John ThuneRSD$13,000$72,985
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$500$5,500
      Mark UdallDCO$1,000$12,750
      Tom UdallDNM$1,000$33,000
      David VitterRLA$2,000$2,000
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$112,213
      Jim WebbDVA$0$23,000
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$2,500
      Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$99,300
      Ron WydenDOR$3,500$52,300

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,000$34,700
      Kelly AyotteRNH$0$31,500
      John BarrassoRWY$1,000$30,000
      Max BaucusDMT$15,000$56,457
      Mark BegichDAK$0$42,200
      Michael F. BennetDCO$3,500$58,500
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,000$7,000
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
      Roy BluntRMO$26,500$111,903
      John BoozmanRAR$0$93,570
      Barbara BoxerDCA$0$47,800
      Scott P. BrownRMA$0$41,600
      Sherrod BrownDOH$16,500$18,000
      Richard BurrRNC$3,595$39,500
      Maria CantwellDWA$3,750$2,250
      Ben CardinDMD$1,000$17,000
      Tom CarperDDE$3,500$39,000
      Bob CaseyDPA$3,000$34,897
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$19,700$84,600
      Daniel CoatsRIN$1,250$21,000
      Tom CoburnROK$3,500$22,500
      William Thad CochranRMS$6,500$38,000
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$53,500
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,900$39,000
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$14,750
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$60,250
      John CornynRTX$1,000$41,100
      Mike CrapoRID$0$23,478
      Jim DeMintRSC$0$53,500
      Dick DurbinDIL$23,000$83,000
      John EnsignRNV$0$1,000
      Mike EnziRWY$0$11,000
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$8,500
      Al FrankenDMN$5,150$600
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,750$40,250
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$32,750
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$33,500$65,123
      Kay R. HaganDNC$3,500$19,000
      Tom HarkinDIA$26,875$17,490
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$41,500
      John HoevenRND$5,500$23,500
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$10,600
      Jim InhofeROK$11,250$25,500
      Dan InouyeDHI$0$43,000
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$60,050
      Mike JohannsRNE$26,500$52,950
      Ron JohnsonRWI$0$1,000
      Tim JohnsonDSD$13,250$17,900
      John F. KerryDMA$0$47,500
      Mark KirkRIL$6,750$28,950
      Amy KlobucharDMN$17,250$9,500
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$0$1,000
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$14,500
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$92,600
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,000$2,000
      Mike LeeRUT$0$9,000
      Carl LevinDMI$0$5,600
      Joe LiebermanICT$0$-7,000
      Dick LugarRIN$26,322$15,000
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,000$72,450
      John McCainRAZ$0$42,000
      Claire McCaskillDMO$8,250$111,518
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$11,800$156,779
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$34,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$250$16,000
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$4,400$39,000
      Jerry MoranRKS$27,900$162,697
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$37,900
      Patty MurrayDWA$5,000$78,250
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$13,500$50,500
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$500$85,500
      Rand PaulRKY$0$750
      Rob PortmanROH$2,000$30,300
      Mark L. PryorDAR$2,000$61,500
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$6,500
      Harry ReidDNV$6,000$71,400
      Jim RischRID$0$20,500
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$50,050$48,630
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$36,561
      Marco RubioRFL$0$42,700
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$2,400$42,900
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$32,500
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$9,750
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$30,400
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$37,750
      Debbie StabenowDMI$28,450$8,250
      Jon TesterDMT$1,100$22,050
      John ThuneRSD$13,000$72,985
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$500$5,500
      Mark UdallDCO$1,000$12,750
      Tom UdallDNM$1,000$33,000
      David VitterRLA$2,000$2,000
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$112,213
      Jim WebbDVA$0$23,000
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$2,500
      Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$99,300
      Ron WydenDOR$3,500$52,300

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$514,242
      Consumer groups$5,150

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Railroads$3,735,501
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