S. 638 - Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2013

Commerce. 113th Congress (2013-2014) 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 been referred to committee. 
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Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2013

S. 638 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

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 2013
  • Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2013
Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Railroads
  • Transportation costs
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    Major Actions
    Introduced3/21/2013
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced3/21/2013
    3/21/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    3/21/2013Introduced in Senate
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    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

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    Railroads
    Average given to Senators who voted:
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    20 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2013

    20 organizations supported this bill

    American Chemistry Council
    Scott Jensen (2013, March 21). ACC Welcomes Freight Rail Antitrust Legislation Introduced by Senator Klobuchar and Senator Vitter. Retrieved September 4, 2014, from ACC.
    American Coalition for Ethanol
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    American Electric Power
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    American Forest & Paper Association
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    American Public Power Association
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    CoBank
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Dairyland Power Cooperative
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Dynegy Incorporated
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Edison Electric Institute
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Nucor
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Oglethorpe Power Corporation
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Olin Chlor Alkali
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Oxbow
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Portland Cement Association
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    PowerSouth Energy
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    SCANA Corporation
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    UPM
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.
    Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
    Progressive Railroading (2013, March 22). Railroad antitrust bill back in Congress, AAR back to opposing it. Progressive Railroading. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from http://www.progressiverailroading.com/federal_legislation_regulation/news/Railroad-antitrust-bill-back-in-Congress-AAR-back-to-opposing-it--35602.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    Association of American Railroads
    Association of American Railroads (2013, March 21). America’s Freight Railroads Oppose Senate Antitrust Bill. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Association of American Railroads.

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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$226,660$38,500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$183,400$46,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$101,451$3,700
    John BarrassoRWY$353,123$25,000
    Max BaucusDMT$225,900$17,944
    Mark BegichDAK$172,500$56,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$136,686$58,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$98,450$16,000
    Roy BluntRMO$525,625$117,117
    John BoozmanRAR$110,650$77,120
    Barbara BoxerDCA$176,699$29,750
    Sherrod BrownDOH$310,490$19,000
    Richard BurrRNC$399,892$27,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$242,010$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$128,250$22,000
    Tom CarperDDE$256,477$18,000
    Bob CaseyDPA$230,907$36,397
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$98,820$29,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$179,800$39,000
    Tom CoburnROK$50,875$22,500
    William Thad CochranRMS$295,703$57,500
    Susan M. CollinsRME$158,197$40,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$259,800$49,750
    Bob CorkerRTN$257,999$57,250
    John CornynRTX$434,325$57,500
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$185,950$23,478
    Ted CruzRTX$234,603$35,750
    Joe DonnellyDIN$239,891$12,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$155,650$60,800
    Mike EnziRWY$97,500$36,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$296,300$8,500
    Deb FischerRNE$132,510$37,800
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$171,550$19,500
    Al FrankenDMN$130,033$250
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$289,181$44,250
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$416,916$42,750
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$348,149$61,898
    Kay R. HaganDNC$187,640$25,100
    Tom HarkinDIA$31,000$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$322,333$41,500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$96,733$12,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$112,000$27,750
    Dean HellerRNV$278,658$51,166
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$57,175$0
    John HoevenRND$228,026$34,800
    Jim InhofeROK$282,958$43,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$281,600$69,350
    Mike JohannsRNE$24,500$14,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$117,200$17,500
    Tim JohnsonDSD$48,230$0
    Tim KaineDVA$99,100$63,855
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$65,715$0
    Mark KirkRIL$237,400$20,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$182,133$9,500
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$748,462$32,250
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$8,000$34,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$19,700$2,000
    Mike LeeRUT$44,700$20,750
    Carl LevinDMI$4,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$637,000$84,450
    John McCainRAZ$272,450$44,500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$266,106$75,259
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$748,775$207,537
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$127,100$34,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$138,141$25,000
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$44,250$60,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$251,832$130,536
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$641,064$32,400
    Chris MurphyDCT$186,039$6,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$246,365$62,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$193,900$63,750
    Rand PaulRKY$95,303$6,550
    Rob PortmanROH$716,233$33,300
    Mark L. PryorDAR$343,550$67,150
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$25,950$6,500
    Harry ReidDNV$470,952$35,900
    Jim RischRID$135,170$22,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$300,608$76,125
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$35,500$30,561
    Marco RubioRFL$269,680$47,600
    Bernie SandersIVT$11,065$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$62,350$26,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$161,890$58,900
    Tim ScottRSC$270,525$52,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$116,422$32,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$154,833$29,700
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$135,700$31,400
    Debbie StabenowDMI$557,588$7,750
    Jon TesterDMT$160,099$16,550
    John ThuneRSD$374,542$84,850
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$597,212$26,750
    Mark UdallDCO$364,306$40,500
    Tom UdallDNM$119,550$44,000
    David VitterRLA$371,749$2,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$229,920$101,551
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$29,968$1,250
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$64,800$2,500
    Roger F. WickerRMS$150,850$67,500
    Ron WydenDOR$530,357$72,799

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$226,660$38,500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$183,400$46,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$101,451$3,700
    John BarrassoRWY$353,123$25,000
    Max BaucusDMT$225,900$17,944
    Mark BegichDAK$172,500$56,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$136,686$58,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$98,450$16,000
    Roy BluntRMO$525,625$117,117
    John BoozmanRAR$110,650$77,120
    Barbara BoxerDCA$176,699$29,750
    Sherrod BrownDOH$310,490$19,000
    Richard BurrRNC$399,892$27,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$242,010$2,000
    Ben CardinDMD$128,250$22,000
    Tom CarperDDE$256,477$18,000
    Bob CaseyDPA$230,907$36,397
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$98,820$29,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$179,800$39,000
    Tom CoburnROK$50,875$22,500
    William Thad CochranRMS$295,703$57,500
    Susan M. CollinsRME$158,197$40,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$259,800$49,750
    Bob CorkerRTN$257,999$57,250
    John CornynRTX$434,325$57,500
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$185,950$23,478
    Ted CruzRTX$234,603$35,750
    Joe DonnellyDIN$239,891$12,500
    Dick DurbinDIL$155,650$60,800
    Mike EnziRWY$97,500$36,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$296,300$8,500
    Deb FischerRNE$132,510$37,800
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$171,550$19,500
    Al FrankenDMN$130,033$250
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$289,181$44,250
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$416,916$42,750
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$348,149$61,898
    Kay R. HaganDNC$187,640$25,100
    Tom HarkinDIA$31,000$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$322,333$41,500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$96,733$12,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$112,000$27,750
    Dean HellerRNV$278,658$51,166
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$57,175$0
    John HoevenRND$228,026$34,800
    Jim InhofeROK$282,958$43,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$281,600$69,350
    Mike JohannsRNE$24,500$14,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$117,200$17,500
    Tim JohnsonDSD$48,230$0
    Tim KaineDVA$99,100$63,855
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$65,715$0
    Mark KirkRIL$237,400$20,500
    Amy KlobucharDMN$182,133$9,500
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$748,462$32,250
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$8,000$34,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$19,700$2,000
    Mike LeeRUT$44,700$20,750
    Carl LevinDMI$4,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$637,000$84,450
    John McCainRAZ$272,450$44,500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$266,106$75,259
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$748,775$207,537
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$127,100$34,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$138,141$25,000
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$44,250$60,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$251,832$130,536
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$641,064$32,400
    Chris MurphyDCT$186,039$6,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$246,365$62,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$193,900$63,750
    Rand PaulRKY$95,303$6,550
    Rob PortmanROH$716,233$33,300
    Mark L. PryorDAR$343,550$67,150
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$25,950$6,500
    Harry ReidDNV$470,952$35,900
    Jim RischRID$135,170$22,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$300,608$76,125
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$35,500$30,561
    Marco RubioRFL$269,680$47,600
    Bernie SandersIVT$11,065$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$62,350$26,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$161,890$58,900
    Tim ScottRSC$270,525$52,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$116,422$32,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$154,833$29,700
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$135,700$31,400
    Debbie StabenowDMI$557,588$7,750
    Jon TesterDMT$160,099$16,550
    John ThuneRSD$374,542$84,850
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$597,212$26,750
    Mark UdallDCO$364,306$40,500
    Tom UdallDNM$119,550$44,000
    David VitterRLA$371,749$2,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$229,920$101,551
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$29,968$1,250
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$64,800$2,500
    Roger F. WickerRMS$150,850$67,500
    Ron WydenDOR$530,357$72,799

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Gas & Electric Utilities$4,808,666
    Electric Power utilities$4,441,146
    Chemicals$3,556,443
    Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,018,967
    Alternate energy production & services$1,912,763
    Forestry & Forest Products$1,745,759
    Agricultural services & related industries$1,321,697
    Steel$1,240,270
    Mining$688,212
    Rural electric cooperatives$665,956

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Railroads$3,716,393
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