H.R. 644 - Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Armed forces and national security. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
An act to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on February 11, 2016.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 75 voted NO: 20
5 voted present/not voting

Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

H.R. 644 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
An act to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.
Other Titles
  • Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015
  • Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015
  • America Gives More Act of 2015
  • Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
  • American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2015
  • Currency Undervaluation Investigation Act
  • Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2015
  • Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
  • Enforce and Protect Act of 2015
  • Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015
  • Small Business Trade Enhancement Act of 2015
  • State Trade Coordination Act
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act
  • Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
  • Enforce and Protect Act of 2015
  • Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015
  • Small Business Trade Enhancement Act of 2015
  • State Trade Coordination Act
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act
  • An act to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes.
  • Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Sponsor
Tom Reed
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Armed forces and national security
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Advisory bodies
  • Agricultural trade
  • Alaska
  • Arab-Israeli relations
  • Archaeology and anthropology
  • Aviation and airports
  • Canada
  • Charitable contributions
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Currency
  • Customs enforcement
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal officials
  • Financial services and investments
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Food industry and services
  • Foreign Trade and International Finance
  • Free trade and trade barriers
  • Gaza Strip
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Historical and cultural resources
  • Horticulture and plants
  • Human rights
  • Income tax deductions
  • Indian lands and resources rights
  • Intellectual property
  • Interest, dividends, interest rates
  • International monetary system and foreign exchange
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Israel
  • Labor standards
  • Land use and conservation
  • Latin America
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Manufacturing
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Palestinians
  • Performance measurement
  • Product safety and quality
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Sanctions
  • Small business
  • Smuggling and trafficking
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Tariffs
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Trade agreements and negotiations
  • Trade restrictions
  • Travel and tourism
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • User charges and fees
  • Visas and passports
  • West Bank
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
  • Youth employment and child labor
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/02/2015
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Passed House2/12/2015
Passed Senate5/14/2015
Passed House6/12/2015
Passed House12/11/2015
Passed Senate2/11/2016
Signed by President2/24/2016
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 644 Fighting Hunger Incentive Act2/12/2015This motion DID NOT PASS the House
168 voted YES 245 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage: H R 644 Fighting Hunger Incentive Act2/12/2015This bill PASSED the House
279 voted YES 137 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 1224 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.5/14/2015 by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 1241 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.5/14/2015 by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn Passage of the Bill H.R. 6445/14/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
78 voted YES 20 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseConcurring in Senate amendments with amendment: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 20156/12/2015This bill PASSED the House
240 voted YES 190 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion To Go To Conference: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 201512/01/2015This motion PASSED the House
252 voted YES 170 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 201512/02/2015This motion DID NOT PASS the House
193 voted YES 232 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit Conference Report with Instructions: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 201512/11/2015This motion DID NOT PASS the House
172 voted YES 239 voted NO 23 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Agreeing to the Conference Report: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 201512/11/2015This bill PASSED the House
256 voted YES 158 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion H.R. 6442/11/2016This motion PASSED the Senate
73 voted YES 22 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn the Conference Report H.R. 6442/11/2016This bill PASSED the Senate
75 voted YES 20 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/02/2015
2/02/2015Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
2/02/2015Introduced in House
Put on a legislative calendar2/04/2015Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 14.
2/09/2015Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-18.
Put on a legislative calendar2/09/2015Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 12.
2/10/2015Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 101 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 644 and H.R. 636 under closed rules.
2/12/2015Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 101.
2/12/2015The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 644 and H.R. 636 under closed rules.
2/12/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 644.
2/12/2015The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2/12/2015Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
2/12/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment that adds 3 new sections to the bill. The point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
2/12/2015The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2/12/2015Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2/12/2015
2/12/2015House amendment offered
select this voteVote2/12/2015On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 644 Fighting Hunger Incentive Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage2/12/2015On Passage: H R 644 Fighting Hunger Incentive Act
2/23/2015Received in the Senate.
4/16/2015Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar4/20/2015Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 56.
5/13/2015
5/13/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/14/2015Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
5/14/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
select this voteVote5/14/2015Amendment SA 1224 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote5/14/2015Amendment SA 1241 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
5/14/2015
5/14/2015Senate amendment submitted
5/14/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 1241 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Hatch.
5/14/2015Senate amendment agreed to: Amendment SA 1241 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
5/14/2015Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 1224 proposed by Senator Hatch.
5/14/2015Senate amendment agreed to: Amendment SA 1224 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
5/14/2015Amendment SA 1224 proposed by Senator Hatch. (consideration: CR S2899) In the nature of a substitute.
5/14/2015Amendment SA 1241 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Hatch. (consideration: CR S2946; text: CR S2946) To change the title.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/14/2015On Passage of the Bill H.R. 644
6/12/2015Mr. Tiberi moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendments.
6/12/2015DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 305, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Tiberi motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title of H.R. 644 and concur in the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 644 with the amendment printed in part A of the House Report 114-146 modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report.
6/12/2015POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further proceedings on the Tiberi motion to concur in Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 644 were postponed.
6/12/2015Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage6/12/2015Concurring in Senate amendments with amendment: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
6/23/2015Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
6/23/2015Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
6/23/2015Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate.
6/23/2015Cloture motion on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees presented in Senate.
6/23/2015The language of the motion to insist on the Senate amendment to the House bill and the corresponding cloture motion was amended to request a conference with the House by Unanimous Consent.
6/24/2015Considered by Senate.
6/24/2015Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Hatch; Cornyn; Thune; Isakson; Wyden; Schumer; Stabenow.
6/24/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
6/24/2015Cloture motion on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, request a conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
6/24/2015Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, request a conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees, agreed to by Voice Vote.
12/01/2015Mr. Brady (TX) moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference
12/01/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to a conference on H.R. 644.
12/01/2015The previous question was ordered without objection.
12/01/2015Ms. Kuster moved that the House instruct conferees.
12/01/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Kuster motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to agree to the provisions contained in subtitle A of title VII of the Senate amendment relating to currency manipulation.
12/01/2015POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kuster motion to instruct conferees the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Kuster demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion until a time to be announced.
select this voteVote12/01/2015On Motion To Go To Conference: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
12/02/2015Considered as unfinished business.
12/02/2015Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/02/2015The Speaker appointed conferees: Brady of Texas, Reichert, Tiberi, Levin, and Linda T. Sánchez of California.
select this voteVote12/02/2015On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
12/07/2015Conference held.
12/09/2015Conferees agreed to file conference report.
12/09/2015Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
12/09/2015Conference report H. Rept. 114-376 filed.
12/11/2015ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Brady (TX) asked unanimous consent that the question on adopting a motion to recommit on the conference report to accompany H.R. 644 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
12/11/2015Mr. Brady (TX) brought up conference report H. Rept. 114-376 for consideration pursuant to H.Res. 560.
12/11/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 644.
12/11/2015The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/11/2015Mr. Doggett moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee.
12/11/2015The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee was ordered without objection.
12/11/2015POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The instructions contained in the Doggett motion to recommit seek to require the managers on the part of the House to to 1) disagree to a provision that bars the inclusion of climate change provisions in fast track trade deals, 2) disagree to a provision that weakens provisions to combat human trafficking, and 3) insist on the currency manipulation provisions from the Senate version of the Customs bill. The Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit the conference report with instructions (which was not debatable) and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Doggett demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to a previous order of the House, the roll call vote on the motion to recommit the conference report with instructions was postponed until a time to be announced.
12/11/2015The House proceeded to consider the conference report H.Rept. 114-376 as unfinished business.
12/11/2015Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote12/11/2015On Motion to Recommit Conference Report with Instructions: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage12/11/2015On Agreeing to the Conference Report: H R 644 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
12/14/2015Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
2/09/2016Conference report considered in Senate.
2/09/2016Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany H.R. 644 presented in Senate.
2/11/2016Conference report considered in Senate.
2/11/2016Message on Senate action sent to the House.
select this voteVote2/11/2016On the Cloture Motion H.R. 644
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage2/11/2016On the Conference Report H.R. 644
Presented to President2/23/2016Presented to President.
Signed2/24/2016Signed by President.
Enacted2/24/2016Became Public Law No: 114-125.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 1224Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]May 13, 2015Passed by voice vote on May 13, 2015.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 1241Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]May 14, 2015Passed by voice vote on May 13, 2015.

To change the title.

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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $364,684 Against $17,500
  2. January - February 2011 For $1,166,217 Against $101,800
  3. March - April 2011 For $2,406,057 Against $235,642
  4. May - June 2011 For $2,851,963 Against $172,177
  5. July - August 2011 For $1,232,492 Against $96,876
  6. September - October 2011 For $2,806,071 Against $236,187
  7. November - December 2011 For $2,578,433 Against $191,238
  8. January - February 2012 For $1,587,228 Against $154,360
  9. March - April 2012 For $3,246,205 Against $266,383
  10. May - June 2012 For $3,644,790 Against $463,046
  11. July - August 2012 For $2,579,097 Against $243,698
  12. September - October 2012 For $5,485,035 Against $740,642
  13. November - December 2012 For $1,005,689 Against $82,224
  14. January - February 2013 For $929,504 Against $128,750
  15. March - April 2013 For $2,723,397 Against $314,223
  16. May - June 2013 For $2,747,088 Against $236,597
  17. July - August 2013 For $1,549,546 Against $100,666
  18. September - October 2013 For $2,291,565 Against $183,415
  19. November - December 2013 For $2,551,295 Against $120,666
  20. January - February 2014 For $1,687,616 Against $158,342
  21. March - April 2014 For $3,224,266 Against $248,226
  22. May - June 2014 For $3,890,468 Against $436,023
  23. July - August 2014 For $2,555,540 Against $240,461
  24. September - October 2014 For $6,058,038 Against $616,182
  25. November - December 2014 For $1,336,803 Against $25,577
  26. January - February 2015 For $1,264,104 Against $53,742
  27. March - April 2015 For $3,245,400 Against $157,580
  28. May - June 2015 For $3,108,200 Against $241,720
  29. July - August 2015 For $1,246,453 Against $73,679
  30. September - October 2015 For $2,538,072 Against $162,050
  31. November - December 2015 For $2,300,133 Against $154,573
  32. January - February 2016 For $1,382,105 Against $78,550
  33. March - April 2016 For $3,098,165 Against $224,586
  34. May - June 2016 For $3,611,480 Against $277,641
  35. July - August 2016 For $2,673,271 Against $137,380
  36. September - October 2016 For $3,833,094 Against $131,586
  37. November - December 2016 For $266,964 Against $2,650

Votes

94 Organizations Supported and 8 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015: On the Conference Report H.R. 644

94 organizations supported this bill

airforwarders association
Airforwarders Association (2015, December 14). Airfreight Forwarders applaud advancement of vital trade facilitation bill. Retrieved December 15, 2015, from Airforwarders Association.
Airlines for America
A4A (2015, December 11). A4A Applauds House Passage of Trade Facilitation Bill, Urges Senate to Follow Suit. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from Airlines for America.
Amazon.com
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
American Apparel & Footwear Association
Duggan, Juanita D. (2015, December 10). KEY VOTE “YES” ON The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from AAFA.
American Association of Exporters and Importers
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
American Commitment
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
American Institute for International Steel
AIIS (2016, February 9). Important News: Senate to Vote Thursday on Key Customs Bill. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from AIIS.
American Iron and Steel Institute
AISI (2015, December 11). AISI Applauds House Passage of Customs Bill. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from AISI.
American Legislative Exchange Council
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
American Petroleum Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
American Trucking Associations
ATA (2015, December 15). ATA Welcomes House Passage of Customs Reauthorization. Retrieved December 15, 2015, from PR Newswire.
american wire producers association
Outhuse, Heather (2015, December 10). Action Alert: The ENFORCE act Heads to Conference for Voting. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from APWA.
Americans for Tax Reform
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
AT&T
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Center for Individual Freedom
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
CenturyLink
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Comcast
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
committee to support us trade laws
CSUSTL (2016, February 11). CSUSTL Applauds Congress for Passage of Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. Retrieved February 12, 2016, from CSUSTL.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
CCIA (2015, December 11). CCIA Applauds Trade Facilitation Provisions To Promote Small Business Trade. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from CCIA.
Consumer Action
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
CTIA - The Wireless Association
CTIA (2016, February 11). CTIA Statement on the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Retrieved February 12, 2016, from CTIA.
Digital Liberty
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Discovery Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Entertainment Software Association
ESA (2016, February 11). Entertainment Software Association Applauds Passage of Customs Reauthorization Bill. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ESA.
Express Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
fashion accessories shippers association
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
Gemini Shippers Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action for America (2015, December 11). Heritage Action Applauds Permanent Ban on Internet Taxes. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from Heritage Action for America.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Human Rights First
Human Rights First (2015, December 11). House Passes Trade Provision to Strengthen Prohibition of the Import of Goods Produced with Forced Labor. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from Human Rights First.
Independent Women's Forum
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Independent Women's Voice
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Information Technology Industry Council
ITIC (2015, December 11). ITI Welcomes Customs Agreement & Internet Tax Moratorium Extension. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from ITIC.
Institute for Policy Innovation
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Institute of Makers of Explosives
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
Internet Tax Freedom Act Coalition
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Latino Coalition
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
league of united latin american citizens
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Less Government
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Madery Bridge Associates
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Media Freedom
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Motion Picture Association of America
MPAA (2016, February 11). MPAA Statement on the Senate’s Adoption of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from MPAA.
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Mywireless.org
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Association of Chemical Distributors
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
National Association of Manufacturers
Dempsey, Linda (2015, December 10). The Congress that Can-Making Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Work. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from NAM.
national association of neighborhoods
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Black Caucus of State Legislators
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Black Chamber of Commerce
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
undersigned organizations (2015, December 14). Internet Access Companies Support HR 644. Retrieved December 15, 2015, from CTIA.
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA (2016, February 12). NEMA Commends Final Passage of Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from NEMA.
National Foreign Trade Council
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
National Foundation for Women Legislators
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
national hispanic council on aging
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Industrial Transportation League
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
National Organization of Black County Officials
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Puerto Rican Coalition
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
National Small Business Association
Milanese, Jody (2016, February 17). Customs Bill Passes Congress. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from NSBA.
National Tank Truck Carriers
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
National Taxpayers Union
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
National Venture Capital Association
NVCA (2016, February 11). NVCA Applauds Congress for Making Permanent the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from NVCA.
Natural Products Association
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
R Street Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Reusable Industrial Packaging Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
Semiconductor Industry Association
Neuffer, John F. (2015, December 10). Semiconductor Industry Association. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from SIA.
SER - Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Kerrigan, Karen (2015, December 10). Letter to the U.S. Congress: Conference Report on Trade Facilitation and Enforcement & Making Permanent Internet Tax Ban. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from SBE Council.
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
SPI (2016, February 11). Plastics Industry: Customs Reauthorization Paves Way for More Competitive American Manufacturing Sector. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from SPI: The Plastics Industry Association.
T-Mobile
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
techfreedom
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
TechNet
TechNet (2015, December 10). TechNet Supports Customs Conference Report. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from TechNet.
Technology Councils of North America
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Time Warner
ITFA (2016, February 11). Coalition Applauds Senate for Permanently Protecting Consumers from Internet Access Taxation. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
Travel Goods Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
U.S. Black Chambers
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, R. Bruce (2015, December 10). U.S. Chamber Letter to Members of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from US Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Council for International Business
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 15). aafa urges senate to pass customs legislation. Retrieved January 20, 2016, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
United Spinal Association
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.
UPS
UPS (2016, February 11). De Minimis Increase Supports SME Trade; Enforcement Provisions Help Trade Agreements Deliver Results. Retrieved February 12, 2016, from UPS.
Verizon Communications
undersigned organizations (2015, December 11). Support permanent Internet tax freedom – Vote ‘yes’ on H.R. 644. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from R Street.
Women Impacting Public Policy
undersigned organizations (2016, January 21). ITFA Coalition Letter to Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from ITFA Coalition.

8 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
Samuel, William (2016, February 9). Letter to Senators urging them to oppose the conference report on the Customs Bill (H.R. 644). Retrieved February 12, 2016, from AFL-CIO.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
IBT (2015, December 10). Hoffa: Final Customs Bill Offers Little More to Make TPP Better for Workers. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
National Association of Counties
Belarmino, Mike (2015, December 11). Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act Included in Customs Conference Report. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from NACO.
National Conference of State Legislatures
NGA (2015, December 11). NGA, NCSL Call On Congress To Reject ITFA Inclusion. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from National Governors Association.
National Governors Association
NGA (2015, December 11). NGA, NCSL Call On Congress To Reject ITFA Inclusion. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from National Governors Association.
National Retail Federation
Shearman, J. Craig (2015, December 10). Retailers Urge Congress to Reject Customs Bill Unless Online Sales Tax is Included. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from National Retail Federation.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
RILA (2015, December 9). Retailers Oppose 11th Hour Maneuver to Pass PITFA Without Addressing Sales Tax Parity. Retrieved December 14, 2015, from Retail Industry Leaders Association.
United Steelworkers
USW (2015, December 10). USW Leadership Statement Urges Rejection of TPP Executive Board Resolution applies to U.S. & Canada action. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from USW.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$616,479$41,100No
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,824,665$13,400Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,318,608$224,766Yes
John BarrassoRWY$492,762$10,000Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,113,597$486,963Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$742,395$85,979Yes
Roy BluntRMO$1,372,995$25,200Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,793,745$147,712Yes
John BoozmanRAR$326,377$11,910Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$48,150$5,750No
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,137,679$171,140No
Richard BurrRNC$975,506$19,000Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$689,525$152,502Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$653,840$14,000Yes
Ben CardinDMD$377,268$43,525Yes
Tom CarperDDE$611,665$16,100Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$901,121$77,454Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$1,393,972$38,300Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$136,650$1,000Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$479,336$38,953Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$523,816$63,000Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$714,128$35,900Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$674,444$12,070Yes
John CornynRTX$1,198,571$19,750Yes
Tom CottonRAR$1,903,385$12,655Yes
Mike CrapoRID$432,734$3,000Yes
Ted CruzRTX$2,816,848$19,750Not Voting
Steve DainesRMT$907,910$2,000Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$347,298$74,546Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$466,979$108,961No
Mike EnziRWY$355,283$25,250No
Joni ErnstRIA$399,530$3,500Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$816,836$33,600Yes
Deb FischerRNE$737,266$1,500Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,936,674$7,500Yes
Al FrankenDMN$765,821$166,238No
Cory GardnerRCO$1,491,509$5,550Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,676,327$77,850No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$844,412$56,113Not Voting
Chuck GrassleyRIA$692,718$10,900Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,381,684$18,500Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$397,553$313,819No
Heidi HeitkampDND$515,198$58,500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$848,835$10,200Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$792,544$66,926No
John HoevenRND$277,925$6,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$453,559$4,600Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$856,070$23,500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,713,311$-3,900Yes
Tim KaineDVA$1,331,930$368,163Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$140,530$52,320Yes
Mark KirkRIL$747,475$10,050Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$840,809$59,350Yes
James LankfordROK$815,138$7,500Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$475,505$49,268Yes
Mike LeeRUT$1,250,339$1,750Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$562,616$36,500Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,374,687$434,481No
John McCainRAZ$1,030,418$10,150Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,041,944$54,950Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,390,332$33,750Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$798,398$43,500No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$301,793$192,505Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$103,250$4,250No
Jerry MoranRKS$526,762$11,000Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$591,729$18,800Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$481,559$172,446Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,679,033$136,983Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$775,992$99,882Yes
Rand PaulRKY$841,637$5,050Yes
David PerdueRGA$722,552$24,450Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$868,579$544,889Yes
Rob PortmanROH$2,013,734$54,460Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$191,899$39,450No
Harry ReidDNV$415,700$21,800No
Jim RischRID$221,556$2,000Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$723,527$6,500Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$473,283$12,625No
Marco RubioRFL$1,890,322$25,188Not Voting
Bernie SandersIVT$65,021$77,947Not Voting
Ben SasseRNE$1,031,877$2,000Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$666,190$316,489No
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,759,348$156,879No
Tim ScottRSC$1,438,987$20,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$182,500$3,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,335,862$248,763Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$207,200$2,300Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$859,456$59,825Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$1,072,722$1,750Not Voting
Jon TesterDMT$847,470$315,335Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,215,069$16,270Yes
Thom TillisRNC$824,430$15,600Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,795,175$4,275Yes
Tom UdallDNM$407,841$196,344No
David VitterRLA$248,900$19,800Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,034,615$71,988Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,634,698$255,593No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$446,393$155,560No
Roger F. WickerRMS$383,600$8,500Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,040,643$161,878Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$616,479$41,100No
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,824,665$13,400Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,318,608$224,766Yes
John BarrassoRWY$492,762$10,000Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,113,597$486,963Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$742,395$85,979Yes
Roy BluntRMO$1,372,995$25,200Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,793,745$147,712Yes
John BoozmanRAR$326,377$11,910Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$48,150$5,750No
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,137,679$171,140No
Richard BurrRNC$975,506$19,000Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$689,525$152,502Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$653,840$14,000Yes
Ben CardinDMD$377,268$43,525Yes
Tom CarperDDE$611,665$16,100Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$901,121$77,454Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$1,393,972$38,300Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$136,650$1,000Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$479,336$38,953Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$523,816$63,000Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$714,128$35,900Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$674,444$12,070Yes
John CornynRTX$1,198,571$19,750Yes
Tom CottonRAR$1,903,385$12,655Yes
Mike CrapoRID$432,734$3,000Yes
Ted CruzRTX$2,816,848$19,750Not Voting
Steve DainesRMT$907,910$2,000Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$347,298$74,546Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$466,979$108,961No
Mike EnziRWY$355,283$25,250No
Joni ErnstRIA$399,530$3,500Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$816,836$33,600Yes
Deb FischerRNE$737,266$1,500Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,936,674$7,500Yes
Al FrankenDMN$765,821$166,238No
Cory GardnerRCO$1,491,509$5,550Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,676,327$77,850No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$844,412$56,113Not Voting
Chuck GrassleyRIA$692,718$10,900Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,381,684$18,500Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$397,553$313,819No
Heidi HeitkampDND$515,198$58,500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$848,835$10,200Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$792,544$66,926No
John HoevenRND$277,925$6,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$453,559$4,600Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$856,070$23,500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,713,311$-3,900Yes
Tim KaineDVA$1,331,930$368,163Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$140,530$52,320Yes
Mark KirkRIL$747,475$10,050Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$840,809$59,350Yes
James LankfordROK$815,138$7,500Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$475,505$49,268Yes
Mike LeeRUT$1,250,339$1,750Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$562,616$36,500Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,374,687$434,481No
John McCainRAZ$1,030,418$10,150Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,041,944$54,950Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,390,332$33,750Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$798,398$43,500No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$301,793$192,505Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$103,250$4,250No
Jerry MoranRKS$526,762$11,000Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$591,729$18,800Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$481,559$172,446Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,679,033$136,983Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$775,992$99,882Yes
Rand PaulRKY$841,637$5,050Yes
David PerdueRGA$722,552$24,450Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$868,579$544,889Yes
Rob PortmanROH$2,013,734$54,460Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$191,899$39,450No
Harry ReidDNV$415,700$21,800No
Jim RischRID$221,556$2,000Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$723,527$6,500Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$473,283$12,625No
Marco RubioRFL$1,890,322$25,188Not Voting
Bernie SandersIVT$65,021$77,947Not Voting
Ben SasseRNE$1,031,877$2,000Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$666,190$316,489No
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,759,348$156,879No
Tim ScottRSC$1,438,987$20,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$182,500$3,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,335,862$248,763Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$207,200$2,300Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$859,456$59,825Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$1,072,722$1,750Not Voting
Jon TesterDMT$847,470$315,335Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,215,069$16,270Yes
Thom TillisRNC$824,430$15,600Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,795,175$4,275Yes
Tom UdallDNM$407,841$196,344No
David VitterRLA$248,900$19,800Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,034,615$71,988Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,634,698$255,593No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$446,393$155,560No
Roger F. WickerRMS$383,600$8,500Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,040,643$161,878Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$8,625,639
Women's issues$8,250,935
Venture capital$4,972,255
Cable distributors & service providers$4,571,011
Computer software$4,556,122
Telephone utilities$3,898,953
Chemicals$3,741,693
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,706,819
Motion Picture production & distribution$3,468,632
Oil & Gas$2,654,433
Trucking companies & services$2,545,921
Computer components & accessories$2,532,104
Airlines$2,506,022
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,449,444
Sea freight & passenger services$2,090,518
Express delivery services$1,737,932
Steel$1,504,353
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Cell/wireless service providers$1,172,188
Telecommunications$1,085,653
Computer manufacture & services$903,616
Apparel & accessory stores$813,819
Vendors$732,416
Political consultants/advisers$683,864
Manufacturing$635,786
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$596,792
Nutritional & dietary supplements$522,428
Small business associations$392,318
Chambers of commerce$358,176
Elderly issues/Social Security$224,126
Sea transport$223,195
Communications & Electronics$170,401
Paper, glass & packaging materials$169,671
Personal products manufacturing$119,200
Christian Conservative$106,651
Air transport$103,175
Pro-business associations$60,450
Import/Export services$54,985
Explosives$46,250
Human Rights$45,000
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
International trade associations$11,000
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Retail trade$815,174
Manufacturing unions$704,480
Teamsters union$277,875
Labor Unions$197,000
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
Municipal & county government organizations$250
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