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
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    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

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$514,242
    Consumer groups$5,150
    $519,392

    opposed this bill

    Railroads$3,735,501
    $3,735,501

    Interest groups that opposed this bill gave 7.2 times as much as interest groups that supported this bill

    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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