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S. 2572 - Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014

Health. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014

S. 2572 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014
  • Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014
Sponsor
Edward J. Markey
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative remedies
  • Cancer
  • Child health
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Food industry and services
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Product safety and quality
  • Sex and reproductive health
  • Water quality
  • Women's health
  • Worker safety and health
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Major Actions
Introduced7/09/2014
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/09/2014
7/09/2014Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
7/09/2014Introduced in Senate
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

43 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014

43 organizations supported this bill

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Amalgamated Transit Union
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
American Federation of Teachers
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
American Nurses Association
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Black Women for Wellness
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Breast Cancer Action
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Breast Cancer Fund
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Center for Effective Government
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Center for Environmental Health
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Center for Food Safety
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Clean Water Action
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Communications Workers of America
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Consumers Union
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
ecology center
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Endocrine Disruption Exchange
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Environmental Defense Fund
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Environmental Health Strategy Center
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Environmental Working Group
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Greenpeace
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Health Care Without Harm
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Healthy Child Healthy World
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Healthy Legacy Coalition
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
MomsRising
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
National WIC Association
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
National Wildlife Federation
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Natural Resources Defense Council
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
SafeMinds
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
safer chemicals healthy families coalition
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
science and environmental health network
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Service Employees International Union
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Sierra Club
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Union of Concerned Scientists
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
United Association
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
United Steelworkers
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
Utility Workers Union of America
undersigned organization (2014, July 8). Blue Green Alliance Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from Blue Green Alliance.
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.
Women's Voices for the Earth
undersigned (2014, July 9). Public Interest Groups Letter to Senator Markey. Retrieved July 14, 2014, from Office of Senator Edward Markey.

6 organizations opposed this bill

American Chemistry Council
Kathryn St. John (2014, July 9). Extensive Safety Assessments of BPA by FDA and Other Scientific Bodies Around the World Make Markey Legislation Unnecessary and Unwarranted. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from ACC.
Americans for Tax Reform
Mattie Duppler (2014, July 18). Lawmakers Search for Problems Instead of Solutions, Contradict FDA on Food Safety. Roll Call. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from http://www.rollcall.com/news/lawmakers_search_for_problems_instead_of_solutions_contradict_fda_on_food-234898-1.html?pg=1&dczone=opinion.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. (2014, July 23). Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health. Forbes. Retrieved July 25, 2014, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/07/23/greens-attempt-to-ban-bisphenol-a-will-endanger-public-health/.
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Andy Morton (2014, July 14). US: Beverage Industry Backs Packaging Chemical in Face of Ban Attempt. Just Drinks. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from http://www.just-drinks.com/news/beverage-industry-backs-packaging-chemical-in-face-of-ban-attempt_id114233.aspx.
Independent Women's Forum
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. (2014, July 23). Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health. Forbes. Retrieved July 25, 2014, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/07/23/greens-attempt-to-ban-bisphenol-a-will-endanger-public-health/.
North American Metal Packaging Alliance
Jeff Urbanchuk (2014, July 10). Markey Proposed Legislation at Odds with Accepted International Reviews of BPA, NAMPA States. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from NAMPA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$175,650$119,650
Kelly AyotteRNH$120,150$174,744
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,509,671$9,550
John BarrassoRWY$355,593$94,323
Mark BegichDAK$533,761$19,450
Michael F. BennetDCO$445,475$6,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$366,556$40,400
Roy BluntRMO$271,520$292,139
Cory A. BookerDNJ$449,856$79,250
John BoozmanRAR$105,035$73,395
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,574,304$15,750
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,105,762$74,380
Richard BurrRNC$264,845$157,820
Maria CantwellDWA$302,776$4,400
Ben CardinDMD$391,925$27,250
Tom CarperDDE$151,420$169,822
Bob CaseyDPA$427,435$56,900
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$30,275$18,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$53,500$148,750
Tom CoburnROK$102,672$92,593
William Thad CochranRMS$94,909$48,949
Susan M. CollinsRME$247,250$91,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$322,327$187,850
Bob CorkerRTN$231,939$179,690
John CornynRTX$377,708$228,630
Mike CrapoRID$81,452$50,035
Ted CruzRTX$158,589$1,682,115
Joe DonnellyDIN$453,490$47,861
Dick DurbinDIL$385,761$39,100
Mike EnziRWY$117,250$15,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$352,371$32,000
Deb FischerRNE$96,864$213,331
Jeff FlakeRAZ$95,850$1,388,939
Al FrankenDMN$412,291$18,100
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,617,800$96,035
Lindsey GrahamRSC$169,886$123,438
Chuck GrassleyRIA$151,610$97,949
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,336,593$42,550
Tom HarkinDIA$113,800$10,235
Orrin G. HatchRUT$260,615$109,583
Martin HeinrichDNM$737,779$8,750
Heidi HeitkampDND$360,716$9,400
Dean HellerRNV$155,550$174,807
Mazie K. HironoDHI$745,383$250
John HoevenRND$56,760$56,450
Jim InhofeROK$28,600$91,975
Johnny IsaksonRGA$183,300$126,450
Mike JohannsRNE$10,400$16,750
Ron JohnsonRWI$136,955$237,857
Tim JohnsonDSD$51,750$0
Tim KaineDVA$1,016,929$20,850
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$159,787$6,250
Mark KirkRIL$353,141$323,634
Amy KlobucharDMN$505,760$97,035
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$633,107$142,980
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$113,900$6,900
Mike LeeRUT$20,950$110,217
Carl LevinDMI$15,000$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$354,448$100,200
Ed MarkeyDMA$762,321$25,650
John McCainRAZ$123,704$260,393
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,563,677$62,700
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$462,050$446,981
Bob MenéndezDNJ$393,210$47,250
Jeff MerkleyDOR$485,981$24,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$325,428$22,515
Jerry MoranRKS$121,250$102,199
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$116,900$95,335
Chris MurphyDCT$746,417$67,250
Patty MurrayDWA$976,408$50,440
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$329,984$7,250
Rand PaulRKY$257,898$501,910
Rob PortmanROH$267,840$355,336
Mark L. PryorDAR$347,950$113,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$189,500$12,700
Harry ReidDNV$865,139$105,635
Jim RischRID$26,900$70,602
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$162,414$221,035
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$15,400$11,750
Marco RubioRFL$174,873$1,200,839
Bernie SandersIVT$215,151$525
Brian SchatzDHI$239,804$5,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$474,203$99,025
Tim ScottRSC$184,327$336,237
Jeff SessionsRAL$22,250$19,700
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,305,253$31,150
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$49,650$6,550
Debbie StabenowDMI$806,301$143,557
Jon TesterDMT$748,109$27,950
John ThuneRSD$136,144$311,403
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$290,727$1,768,690
Mark UdallDCO$938,737$15,900
Tom UdallDNM$357,265$36,250
David VitterRLA$237,775$268,376
John E. WalshDMT$154,719$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$360,143$61,700
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,164,485$17,810
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$306,666$10,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$74,650$33,083
Ron WydenDOR$488,965$100,650

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$175,650$119,650
Kelly AyotteRNH$120,150$174,744
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,509,671$9,550
John BarrassoRWY$355,593$94,323
Mark BegichDAK$533,761$19,450
Michael F. BennetDCO$445,475$6,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$366,556$40,400
Roy BluntRMO$271,520$292,139
Cory A. BookerDNJ$449,856$79,250
John BoozmanRAR$105,035$73,395
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,574,304$15,750
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,105,762$74,380
Richard BurrRNC$264,845$157,820
Maria CantwellDWA$302,776$4,400
Ben CardinDMD$391,925$27,250
Tom CarperDDE$151,420$169,822
Bob CaseyDPA$427,435$56,900
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$30,275$18,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$53,500$148,750
Tom CoburnROK$102,672$92,593
William Thad CochranRMS$94,909$48,949
Susan M. CollinsRME$247,250$91,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$322,327$187,850
Bob CorkerRTN$231,939$179,690
John CornynRTX$377,708$228,630
Mike CrapoRID$81,452$50,035
Ted CruzRTX$158,589$1,682,115
Joe DonnellyDIN$453,490$47,861
Dick DurbinDIL$385,761$39,100
Mike EnziRWY$117,250$15,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$352,371$32,000
Deb FischerRNE$96,864$213,331
Jeff FlakeRAZ$95,850$1,388,939
Al FrankenDMN$412,291$18,100
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,617,800$96,035
Lindsey GrahamRSC$169,886$123,438
Chuck GrassleyRIA$151,610$97,949
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,336,593$42,550
Tom HarkinDIA$113,800$10,235
Orrin G. HatchRUT$260,615$109,583
Martin HeinrichDNM$737,779$8,750
Heidi HeitkampDND$360,716$9,400
Dean HellerRNV$155,550$174,807
Mazie K. HironoDHI$745,383$250
John HoevenRND$56,760$56,450
Jim InhofeROK$28,600$91,975
Johnny IsaksonRGA$183,300$126,450
Mike JohannsRNE$10,400$16,750
Ron JohnsonRWI$136,955$237,857
Tim JohnsonDSD$51,750$0
Tim KaineDVA$1,016,929$20,850
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$159,787$6,250
Mark KirkRIL$353,141$323,634
Amy KlobucharDMN$505,760$97,035
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$633,107$142,980
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$113,900$6,900
Mike LeeRUT$20,950$110,217
Carl LevinDMI$15,000$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$354,448$100,200
Ed MarkeyDMA$762,321$25,650
John McCainRAZ$123,704$260,393
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,563,677$62,700
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$462,050$446,981
Bob MenéndezDNJ$393,210$47,250
Jeff MerkleyDOR$485,981$24,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$325,428$22,515
Jerry MoranRKS$121,250$102,199
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$116,900$95,335
Chris MurphyDCT$746,417$67,250
Patty MurrayDWA$976,408$50,440
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$329,984$7,250
Rand PaulRKY$257,898$501,910
Rob PortmanROH$267,840$355,336
Mark L. PryorDAR$347,950$113,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$189,500$12,700
Harry ReidDNV$865,139$105,635
Jim RischRID$26,900$70,602
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$162,414$221,035
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$15,400$11,750
Marco RubioRFL$174,873$1,200,839
Bernie SandersIVT$215,151$525
Brian SchatzDHI$239,804$5,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$474,203$99,025
Tim ScottRSC$184,327$336,237
Jeff SessionsRAL$22,250$19,700
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,305,253$31,150
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$49,650$6,550
Debbie StabenowDMI$806,301$143,557
Jon TesterDMT$748,109$27,950
John ThuneRSD$136,144$311,403
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$290,727$1,768,690
Mark UdallDCO$938,737$15,900
Tom UdallDNM$357,265$36,250
David VitterRLA$237,775$268,376
John E. WalshDMT$154,719$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$360,143$61,700
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,164,485$17,810
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$306,666$10,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$74,650$33,083
Ron WydenDOR$488,965$100,650

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$10,627,250
Other physician specialists$10,190,152
Environmental policy$5,821,523
Building trades unions$3,789,470
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,372,106
Teachers unions$1,229,390
Nurses$1,028,696
Manufacturing unions$984,220
Minority/Ethnic Groups$818,376
Transportation unions$796,200
Welfare & Social Work$626,664
Children's rights$609,060
Commercial service unions$512,700
Communications & hi-tech unions$441,550
Health & welfare policy$395,530
Automotive Manufacturing union$394,532
Energy-related unions (non-mining)$81,250
Consumer groups$8,650

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,043,639
Chemicals$3,587,043
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,264,005
Metal cans & containers$65,500
Fiscal & tax policy$48,650
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