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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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
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2009 For $272,306 Against $32,656
    2. March - April 2009 For $487,036 Against $263,545
    3. May - June 2009 For $650,199 Against $193,200
    4. July - August 2009 For $484,740 Against $116,095
    5. September - October 2009 For $778,046 Against $95,944
    6. November - December 2009 For $524,372 Against $65,800
    7. January - February 2010 For $390,279 Against $69,250
    8. March - April 2010 For $923,631 Against $152,950
    9. May - June 2010 For $815,011 Against $136,700
    10. July - August 2010 For $753,551 Against $125,435
    11. September - October 2010 For $1,446,519 Against $134,037
    12. November - December 2010 For $213,950 Against $22,150
    13. January - February 2011 For $297,027 Against $10,000
    14. March - April 2011 For $668,357 Against $104,000
    15. May - June 2011 For $718,636 Against $149,000
    16. July - August 2011 For $406,850 Against $29,500
    17. September - October 2011 For $658,360 Against $97,900
    18. November - December 2011 For $457,614 Against $84,950
    19. January - February 2012 For $396,930 Against $81,925
    20. March - April 2012 For $677,457 Against $96,186
    21. May - June 2012 For $781,873 Against $88,150
    22. July - August 2012 For $584,968 Against $65,700
    23. September - October 2012 For $1,048,441 Against $107,221
    24. November - December 2012 For $377,350 Against $38,500
    25. January - February 2013 For $301,350 Against $74,250
    26. March - April 2013 For $791,676 Against $160,635
    27. May - June 2013 For $828,568 Against $138,550
    28. July - August 2013 For $468,418 Against $66,500
    29. September - October 2013 For $639,780 Against $46,100
    30. November - December 2013 For $703,920 Against $131,437
    31. January - February 2014 For $466,301 Against $53,400
    32. March - April 2014 For $791,680 Against $174,350
    33. May - June 2014 For $957,040 Against $235,649
    34. July - August 2014 For $501,750 Against $160,800
    35. September - October 2014 For $876,903 Against $76,378
    36. November - December 2014 For $258,990 Against $37,550

    Votes

      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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