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S. 2777 - Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014

Transportation and public works. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to establish the Surface Transportation Board as an independent establishment, 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.

Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014

S. 2777 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to establish the Surface Transportation Board as an independent establishment, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to establish the Surface Transportation Board as an independent establishment, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014
  • Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014
  • Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014
Sponsor
John D. Rockefeller, IV
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
  • Department of Transportation
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Pipelines
  • Railroads
  • Surface Transportation Board
  • Transportation costs
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    Major Actions
    Introduced9/08/2014
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced9/08/2014
    9/08/2014Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    9/08/2014Introduced in Senate
    Put on a legislative calendar9/17/2014Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    12/08/2014Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar12/08/2014Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 624.
    12/12/2014By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 113-321.
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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    44 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014

    44 organizations supported this bill

    Agricultural Retailers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Alliance for Rail Competition
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    American Architectural Manufacturers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    American Bakers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    American Chemistry Council
    Scott Jensen (2014, September 17). ACC Commends Senate Committee for Passing Freight Rail Reform Legislation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    American Coalition for Ethanol
    Brian Jennings (2014, September 17). American Coalition for Ethanol Letter to Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Ethanol.
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    American Forest & Paper Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    American Public Power Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    American Soybean Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Chlorine Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Corn Refiners Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    Edison Electric Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Glass Packaging Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Growth Energy
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    National Association of Chemical Distributors
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    National Association of Wheat Growers
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    National Barley Growers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    National Corn Growers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    National Cotton Council
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    National Farmers Union
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    National Grain and Feed Association
    Randy Gordon (2014, September 19). Senate Committee Approves Rail Legislation; NGFA Spearheads Letter Signed by 36 Other Ag Groups. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from NGFA.
    National Industrial Transportation League
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    National Oilseed Processors Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    National Sunflower Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    North American Millers' Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    plastic pipe and fittings association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Plastics Industry Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Portland Cement Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Renewable Fuels Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Resilient Floor Covering Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Steel Manufacturers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    The Fertilizer Institute
    Kathy Mathers (2014, September 18). The Fertizer Institute Applauds Committee Approval of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from The Fertizer Institute.
    U.S. Canola Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    U.S. Dry Bean Council
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.
    USA Rice Federation
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 16). Ag Industry Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from Wheatworld.
    Vinyl Institute
    undersigned organizations (2014, September 15). ACC Multi Association Letter to he Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ACC.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    Association of American Railroads
    AAR Media Relations (2014, September 16). Railroads: STB Reauthorization Bill Would Undercut Industry’s Ability To Invest In Rail Network To Serve Shippers. Retrieved October 3, 2014, from ARR.

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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$312,860$38,500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$228,060$46,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$71,768$3,700
    John BarrassoRWY$255,773$25,000
    Mark BegichDAK$246,000$56,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$150,341$58,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$91,700$16,000
    Roy BluntRMO$710,037$117,117
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$231,450$37,000
    John BoozmanRAR$162,900$77,120
    Barbara BoxerDCA$256,087$29,750
    Sherrod BrownDOH$524,046$19,000
    Richard BurrRNC$393,710$27,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$230,841$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$136,000$22,000
    Tom CarperDDE$272,142$18,000
    Bob CaseyDPA$337,213$36,397
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$173,041$29,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$264,950$39,000
    Tom CoburnROK$55,050$22,500
    William Thad CochranRMS$567,203$57,500
    Susan M. CollinsRME$225,647$40,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$259,200$49,750
    Bob CorkerRTN$360,290$57,250
    John CornynRTX$493,214$57,500
    Mike CrapoRID$199,335$23,478
    Ted CruzRTX$264,217$35,750
    Joe DonnellyDIN$286,079$12,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$272,410$60,800
    Mike EnziRWY$88,000$36,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$229,334$8,500
    Deb FischerRNE$191,410$37,800
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$208,250$19,500
    Al FrankenDMN$170,703$250
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$497,284$44,250
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$441,864$42,750
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$439,999$61,898
    Kay R. HaganDNC$266,890$25,100
    Tom HarkinDIA$42,135$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$320,616$41,500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$102,883$12,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$96,435$27,750
    Dean HellerRNV$232,766$51,166
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$133,360$0
    John HoevenRND$212,370$34,800
    Jim InhofeROK$293,960$43,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$388,435$69,350
    Mike JohannsRNE$61,000$14,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$326,677$17,500
    Tim JohnsonDSD$35,000$0
    Tim KaineDVA$121,896$63,855
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$74,665$0
    Mark KirkRIL$471,060$20,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$342,483$9,500
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$732,843$32,250
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$39,750$2,000
    Mike LeeRUT$40,550$20,750
    Carl LevinDMI$2,920$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$494,550$84,450
    Ed MarkeyDMA$294,463$37,000
    John McCainRAZ$274,500$44,500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$351,917$75,259
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$967,726$207,537
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$238,850$34,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$174,626$25,000
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$74,665$60,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$476,670$130,536
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$527,153$32,400
    Chris MurphyDCT$213,326$6,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$358,837$62,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$221,200$63,750
    Rand PaulRKY$132,553$6,550
    Rob PortmanROH$856,473$33,300
    Mark L. PryorDAR$492,300$67,150
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$30,350$6,500
    Harry ReidDNV$522,137$35,900
    Jim RischRID$119,370$22,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$584,240$76,125
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$88,549$30,561
    Marco RubioRFL$403,678$47,600
    Bernie SandersIVT$17,475$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$178,135$26,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$307,403$58,900
    Tim ScottRSC$327,775$52,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$181,822$32,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$159,533$29,700
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$183,350$31,400
    Debbie StabenowDMI$727,988$7,750
    Jon TesterDMT$161,650$16,550
    John ThuneRSD$515,935$84,850
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$807,880$26,750
    Mark UdallDCO$298,192$40,500
    Tom UdallDNM$141,550$44,000
    David VitterRLA$543,374$2,000
    John E. WalshDMT$14,350$2,500
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$226,649$101,551
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$111,528$1,250
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$61,641$2,500
    Roger F. WickerRMS$279,763$67,500
    Ron WydenDOR$524,477$72,799

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$312,860$38,500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$228,060$46,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$71,768$3,700
    John BarrassoRWY$255,773$25,000
    Mark BegichDAK$246,000$56,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$150,341$58,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$91,700$16,000
    Roy BluntRMO$710,037$117,117
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$231,450$37,000
    John BoozmanRAR$162,900$77,120
    Barbara BoxerDCA$256,087$29,750
    Sherrod BrownDOH$524,046$19,000
    Richard BurrRNC$393,710$27,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$230,841$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$136,000$22,000
    Tom CarperDDE$272,142$18,000
    Bob CaseyDPA$337,213$36,397
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$173,041$29,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$264,950$39,000
    Tom CoburnROK$55,050$22,500
    William Thad CochranRMS$567,203$57,500
    Susan M. CollinsRME$225,647$40,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$259,200$49,750
    Bob CorkerRTN$360,290$57,250
    John CornynRTX$493,214$57,500
    Mike CrapoRID$199,335$23,478
    Ted CruzRTX$264,217$35,750
    Joe DonnellyDIN$286,079$12,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$272,410$60,800
    Mike EnziRWY$88,000$36,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$229,334$8,500
    Deb FischerRNE$191,410$37,800
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$208,250$19,500
    Al FrankenDMN$170,703$250
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$497,284$44,250
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$441,864$42,750
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$439,999$61,898
    Kay R. HaganDNC$266,890$25,100
    Tom HarkinDIA$42,135$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$320,616$41,500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$102,883$12,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$96,435$27,750
    Dean HellerRNV$232,766$51,166
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$133,360$0
    John HoevenRND$212,370$34,800
    Jim InhofeROK$293,960$43,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$388,435$69,350
    Mike JohannsRNE$61,000$14,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$326,677$17,500
    Tim JohnsonDSD$35,000$0
    Tim KaineDVA$121,896$63,855
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$74,665$0
    Mark KirkRIL$471,060$20,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$342,483$9,500
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$732,843$32,250
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$39,750$2,000
    Mike LeeRUT$40,550$20,750
    Carl LevinDMI$2,920$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$494,550$84,450
    Ed MarkeyDMA$294,463$37,000
    John McCainRAZ$274,500$44,500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$351,917$75,259
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$967,726$207,537
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$238,850$34,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$174,626$25,000
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$74,665$60,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$476,670$130,536
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$527,153$32,400
    Chris MurphyDCT$213,326$6,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$358,837$62,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$221,200$63,750
    Rand PaulRKY$132,553$6,550
    Rob PortmanROH$856,473$33,300
    Mark L. PryorDAR$492,300$67,150
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$30,350$6,500
    Harry ReidDNV$522,137$35,900
    Jim RischRID$119,370$22,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$584,240$76,125
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$88,549$30,561
    Marco RubioRFL$403,678$47,600
    Bernie SandersIVT$17,475$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$178,135$26,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$307,403$58,900
    Tim ScottRSC$327,775$52,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$181,822$32,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$159,533$29,700
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$183,350$31,400
    Debbie StabenowDMI$727,988$7,750
    Jon TesterDMT$161,650$16,550
    John ThuneRSD$515,935$84,850
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$807,880$26,750
    Mark UdallDCO$298,192$40,500
    Tom UdallDNM$141,550$44,000
    David VitterRLA$543,374$2,000
    John E. WalshDMT$14,350$2,500
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$226,649$101,551
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$111,528$1,250
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$61,641$2,500
    Roger F. WickerRMS$279,763$67,500
    Ron WydenDOR$524,477$72,799

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Electric Power utilities$4,538,846
    Chemicals$3,587,043
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,264,005
    Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,070,367
    Alternate energy production & services$1,958,226
    Sea freight & passenger services$1,932,468
    Forestry & Forest Products$1,726,259
    Architectural services$1,355,265
    Steel$1,237,770
    Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,045,335
    Auto manufacturers$945,284
    Rural electric cooperatives$665,956
    Plastics & Rubber processing & products$628,844
    Animal feed & health products$609,750
    Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$598,078
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$538,995
    Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$485,933
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$409,289
    Truck & trailer manufacturers$342,513
    Cotton$338,874
    Grain traders & terminals$267,950
    Plumbing & pipe products$257,537
    Paper, glass & packaging materials$225,495
    Building materials$163,812
    Farm bureaus$103,161
    Consumer groups$8,650

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Railroads$3,740,949
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