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S. 1140 - Federal Water Quality Protection Act

Environmental protection. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to require the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to propose a regulation revising the definition of the term "waters of the United States", and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on November 3, 2015 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. View amendments 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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Federal Water Quality Protection Act

S. 1140 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to require the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to propose a regulation revising the definition of the term "waters of the United States", and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to require the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to propose a regulation revising the definition of the term "waters of the United States", and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Federal Water Quality Protection Act
  • Federal Water Quality Protection Act
  • Federal Water Quality Protection Act
Sponsor
John Barrasso
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Defense
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Lakes and rivers
  • Licensing and registrations
  • State and local government operations
  • Water quality
  • Water use and supply
  • Wetlands
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    Major Actions
    Introduced4/30/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 114011/03/2015This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
    57 voted YES 41 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced4/30/2015
    4/30/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    4/30/2015Introduced in Senate
    5/19/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 114-27.
    Put on a legislative calendar6/10/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    7/16/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Inhofe with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-84. Minority views filed.
    Put on a legislative calendar7/16/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 153.
    10/30/2015Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    10/30/2015Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
    11/03/2015Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
    11/03/2015Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
    11/03/2015
    11/03/2015Senate amendment submitted
    select this voteVote11/03/2015On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1140
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    S. Amdt. 2762Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]November 3, 2015Offered on November 2, 2015.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

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    $358,176
    $2,287,322
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    $547,752
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    $14,620,348
    91 Organizations Supported and 27 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Federal Water Quality Protection Act

    91 organizations supported this bill

    Agri-Mark
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    Agricultural Retailers Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    american agriwomen
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    American Chemistry Council
    Dooley, Cal (2015, May 20). American Chemistry Council Letter on S. 1140. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from American Chemistry Council.
    American Exploration & Mining Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    American Forest & Paper Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    American Gas Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    American Horse Council
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    American Iron and Steel Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 9). Support Letter of S 1140 from Waters Advocacy Coalition. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from National Association of Manufacturers.
    American Petroleum Institute
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    American Public Power Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    American Soybean Association
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    American Sugar Alliance
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    Associated Builders and Contractors
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Associated General Contractors of America
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Association of American Railroads
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Association of Equipment Manufacturers
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Association of Oil Pipe Lines
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    California Cattlemen's Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 16). Multi-Association Letter to Senate Supporting S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 16). Multi-Association Letter to Senate Supporting S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    California Cotton Ginners Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 16). Multi-Association Letter to Senate Supporting S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    club managers association of america
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Corn Refiners Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    CropLife America
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Edison Electric Institute
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Exotic Wildlife Association
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    Federal Forest Resource Coalition
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Golf Course Builders Association of America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 9). Support Letter of S 1140 from Waters Advocacy Coalition. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from National Association of Manufacturers.
    Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Growmark
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    Independent Petroleum Association of America
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Industrial Minerals Association - North America
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    International Council of Shopping Centers
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    international liquid terminals association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Irrigation Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Leading Builders of America
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Milk Producers Council
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Association of Counties
    Undersigned (2015, April 29). Joint Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.
    National Association of Home Builders
    NAHB (2015, May 1). Senate Bill Would Halt EPA’s Proposed Water Rule. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from NAHB.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Association of Realtors
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Association of Regional Councils
    Undersigned (2015, April 29). Joint Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.
    National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Association of Wheat Growers
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Chicken Council
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Club Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Corn Growers Association
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Cotton Council
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Electrical Contractors Association
    National Electrical Contractors Association (2015, October 30). Take Action: Tell Your Senators to Support the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140). Retrieved November 2, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
    National Federation of Independent Business
    Austin, Amanda (2015, June 8). NFIB Letter on S. 1140. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.
    National Golf Course Owners Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Industrial Sand Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National League of Cities 
    Undersigned (2015, April 29). Joint Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.
    National Mining Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Multifamily Housing Council
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Oilseed Processors Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Pork Producers Council
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Sorghum Producers
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    National Turkey Federation
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Water Resources Association
    Pifher, Mark T. (2015, May 19). Testimony of Mark T. Pifher at a Legislative Hearing on S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    Portland Cement Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Public Lands Council
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Regional Council of Rural Counties
    Heaton, Staci (2015, November 2). RE: S. 1140 - Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved November 4, 2015, from Regional Council of Rural Counties.
    responsible industry for a sound environment
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 16). Multi-Association Letter to Senate Supporting S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Select Milk Producers
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    Simon Property Group
    Office of Senator Joe Donnelly (2015, April 30). Donnelly, Barrasso Introduce Bill to Improve “Waters of the U.S.” Rule. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
    Kerrigan, Karen (2015, June 11). Statement for the Record on Senate EPW Committee Markup S. 1140, “The Federal Water Quality Protection Act”. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.
    Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Southern Crop Production Association
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Southwest Council of Agribusiness
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    The Fertilizer Institute
    Jahn, Chris (2015, June 9). Co-Sponsor (S. 1140) “Federal Water Quality Protection Act”. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.
    Treated Wood Council
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    U.S. Cattlemen's Association
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Josten, R. Bruce (2015, April 30). US Chamber Letter to Senators Barrasso and Donnelly. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    U.S. Conference of Mayors
    Undersigned (2015, April 29). Joint Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.
    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    USA Rice Federation
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    Waters Advocacy Coalition
    Waters Advocacy Coalition (2015, April 30). Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Joe Donnelly U.S. Senator for Indiana.
    Western Agricultural Processors Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 16). Multi-Association Letter to Senate Supporting S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved November 2, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Western Peanut Growers Association
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    Western United Dairymen
    Undersigned (2015, April 30). Agricultural Group Letter on Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.

    27 organizations opposed this bill

    American Fisheries Society
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    American Fly Fishing Trade Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    American Public Health Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Health Organizations Opposing Two Pieces of Harmful Legislation. Retrieved November 4, 2015, from American Public Health Association.
    American Rivers
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    American Whitewater
    Hooker, Megan (2015, November 2). Action Alert: Speak Up For Clean Water!. Retrieved November 4, 2015, from American Whitewater.
    Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    BlueGreen Alliance
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Crabtree, John (2015, October 30). Crucial Votes on Clean Water Approaching. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Center for Rural Affairs.
    Clean Water Action
    Clean Water Action (2015, April 30). Clean Water Action Statement on Another Dirty Water Bill to Stop The Clean Water Rule. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Clean Water Action.
    Earthjustice
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    Environment America
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    International Federation of Fly Fishers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    Izaak Walton League of America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    Land Stewardship Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 18). Environmental and civic groups from across Minnesota oppose the Barasso bill. Retrieved January 6, 2016, from Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
    League of Conservation Voters
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    League of Women Voters
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 18). Environmental and civic groups from across Minnesota oppose the Barasso bill. Retrieved January 6, 2016, from Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
    National Parks Conservation Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 18). Environmental and civic groups from across Minnesota oppose the Barasso bill. Retrieved January 6, 2016, from Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
    National Wildlife Federation
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    Natural Resources Defense Council (2015, April 30). Senate Proposal Would Block Clean Water Protections. Retrieved May 1, 2015, from Natural Resources Defense Council.
    Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Health Organizations Opposing Two Pieces of Harmful Legislation. Retrieved November 4, 2015, from American Public Health Association.
    Prairie Rivers Network
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    Save Our Sky Blue Waters
    Undersigned organizations (2015, June 18). Environmental and civic groups from across Minnesota oppose the Barasso bill. Retrieved January 6, 2016, from Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
    Sierra Club
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    Southern Environmental Law Center
    Undersigned (2015, May 15). Groups Oppose S. 1140. Retrieved May 22, 2015, from Protect Clean Water.
    Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    Trout Unlimited
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Re: Hunters and Anglers Strongly Oppose S.1140, Legislation Blocking the Clean Water Rule. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
    Trust for America's Health
    Undersigned organizations (2015, November 2). Health Organizations Opposing Two Pieces of Harmful Legislation. Retrieved November 4, 2015, from American Public Health Association.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, 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
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$744,179$26,300
    Kelly AyotteRNH$1,435,680$67,234
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$293,662$1,087,663
    John BarrassoRWY$851,039$3,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,075,710$478,313
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$346,823$74,429
    Roy BluntRMO$1,991,142$103,080
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,207,523$167,112
    John BoozmanRAR$771,009$3,200
    Barbara BoxerDCA$52,110$1,250
    Sherrod BrownDOH$945,582$535,905
    Richard BurrRNC$1,290,499$18,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$390,444$263,095
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,225,489$57,050
    Ben CardinDMD$608,033$20,275
    Tom CarperDDE$439,255$6,700
    Bob CaseyDPA$900,487$27,504
    Bill CassidyRLA$2,136,688$43,949
    Daniel CoatsRIN$149,400$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$1,576,134$29,450
    Susan M. CollinsRME$550,269$59,900
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$458,673$22,400
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,191,254$3,000
    John CornynRTX$2,269,326$0
    Tom CottonRAR$1,532,386$7,267
    Mike CrapoRID$623,716$10,612
    Ted CruzRTX$2,777,397$1,250
    Steve DainesRMT$1,567,976$1,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$493,437$33,596
    Dick DurbinDIL$540,391$69,461
    Mike EnziRWY$489,483$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$516,569$10,350
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$838,616$245,721
    Deb FischerRNE$994,613$31,250
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,065,404$5,000
    Al FrankenDMN$548,788$122,618
    Cory GardnerRCO$2,387,291$1,750
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$949,251$642,714
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,144,148$45,163
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,064,536$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,168,765$21,550
    Martin HeinrichDNM$423,117$276,319
    Heidi HeitkampDND$589,877$176,966
    Dean HellerRNV$1,049,425$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$290,521$378,198
    John HoevenRND$762,911$500
    Jim InhofeROK$930,825$5,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,405,684$10,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$1,686,318$5,050
    Tim KaineDVA$909,812$682,094
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$234,170$45,070
    Mark KirkRIL$900,337$14,550
    Amy KlobucharDMN$661,189$247,937
    James LankfordROK$1,500,275$8,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$209,560$34,668
    Mike LeeRUT$747,310$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$893,950$6,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$776,750$412,356
    John McCainRAZ$1,221,276$7,150
    Claire McCaskillDMO$865,973$1,227,787
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,404,462$22,700
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,147,532$27,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$351,355$148,555
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$79,400$1,250
    Jerry MoranRKS$1,060,527$15,450
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,492,639$84,625
    Chris MurphyDCT$608,976$126,196
    Patty MurrayDWA$678,350$600,037
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$977,228$82,132
    Rand PaulRKY$702,107$40
    David PerdueRGA$1,120,507$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$781,980$695,212
    Rob PortmanROH$2,519,862$38,700
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$175,248$19,200
    Harry ReidDNV$211,219$16,050
    Jim RischRID$369,781$2,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,441,813$7,039
    Mike RoundsRSD$805,909$0
    Marco RubioRFL$2,046,603$30,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$110,235$54,397
    Ben SasseRNE$695,596$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$709,750$311,864
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,749,044$160,778
    Tim ScottRSC$1,753,584$9,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$347,084$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$477,648$1,030,142
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$361,170$2,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,410,712$369,002
    Dan SullivanRAK$1,002,122$24,500
    Jon TesterDMT$761,252$463,036
    John ThuneRSD$1,144,174$15,125
    Thom TillisRNC$1,232,264$1,000
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,173,162$13,100
    Tom UdallDNM$643,612$172,894
    David VitterRLA$494,475$19,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,004,871$61,438
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$567,862$1,812,429
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$221,840$127,060
    Roger F. WickerRMS$533,090$5,500
    Ron WydenDOR$1,148,675$156,828

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    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$744,179$26,300
    Kelly AyotteRNH$1,435,680$67,234
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$293,662$1,087,663
    John BarrassoRWY$851,039$3,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,075,710$478,313
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$346,823$74,429
    Roy BluntRMO$1,991,142$103,080
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,207,523$167,112
    John BoozmanRAR$771,009$3,200
    Barbara BoxerDCA$52,110$1,250
    Sherrod BrownDOH$945,582$535,905
    Richard BurrRNC$1,290,499$18,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$390,444$263,095
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,225,489$57,050
    Ben CardinDMD$608,033$20,275
    Tom CarperDDE$439,255$6,700
    Bob CaseyDPA$900,487$27,504
    Bill CassidyRLA$2,136,688$43,949
    Daniel CoatsRIN$149,400$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$1,576,134$29,450
    Susan M. CollinsRME$550,269$59,900
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$458,673$22,400
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,191,254$3,000
    John CornynRTX$2,269,326$0
    Tom CottonRAR$1,532,386$7,267
    Mike CrapoRID$623,716$10,612
    Ted CruzRTX$2,777,397$1,250
    Steve DainesRMT$1,567,976$1,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$493,437$33,596
    Dick DurbinDIL$540,391$69,461
    Mike EnziRWY$489,483$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$516,569$10,350
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$838,616$245,721
    Deb FischerRNE$994,613$31,250
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,065,404$5,000
    Al FrankenDMN$548,788$122,618
    Cory GardnerRCO$2,387,291$1,750
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$949,251$642,714
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,144,148$45,163
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,064,536$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,168,765$21,550
    Martin HeinrichDNM$423,117$276,319
    Heidi HeitkampDND$589,877$176,966
    Dean HellerRNV$1,049,425$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$290,521$378,198
    John HoevenRND$762,911$500
    Jim InhofeROK$930,825$5,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,405,684$10,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$1,686,318$5,050
    Tim KaineDVA$909,812$682,094
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$234,170$45,070
    Mark KirkRIL$900,337$14,550
    Amy KlobucharDMN$661,189$247,937
    James LankfordROK$1,500,275$8,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$209,560$34,668
    Mike LeeRUT$747,310$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$893,950$6,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$776,750$412,356
    John McCainRAZ$1,221,276$7,150
    Claire McCaskillDMO$865,973$1,227,787
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,404,462$22,700
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,147,532$27,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$351,355$148,555
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$79,400$1,250
    Jerry MoranRKS$1,060,527$15,450
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,492,639$84,625
    Chris MurphyDCT$608,976$126,196
    Patty MurrayDWA$678,350$600,037
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$977,228$82,132
    Rand PaulRKY$702,107$40
    David PerdueRGA$1,120,507$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$781,980$695,212
    Rob PortmanROH$2,519,862$38,700
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$175,248$19,200
    Harry ReidDNV$211,219$16,050
    Jim RischRID$369,781$2,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,441,813$7,039
    Mike RoundsRSD$805,909$0
    Marco RubioRFL$2,046,603$30,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$110,235$54,397
    Ben SasseRNE$695,596$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$709,750$311,864
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,749,044$160,778
    Tim ScottRSC$1,753,584$9,500
    Jeff SessionsRAL$347,084$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$477,648$1,030,142
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$361,170$2,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,410,712$369,002
    Dan SullivanRAK$1,002,122$24,500
    Jon TesterDMT$761,252$463,036
    John ThuneRSD$1,144,174$15,125
    Thom TillisRNC$1,232,264$1,000
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,173,162$13,100
    Tom UdallDNM$643,612$172,894
    David VitterRLA$494,475$19,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,004,871$61,438
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$567,862$1,812,429
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$221,840$127,060
    Roger F. WickerRMS$533,090$5,500
    Ron WydenDOR$1,148,675$156,828

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Real Estate developers & subdividers$12,082,217
    General commerce$6,651,320
    Real estate agents$5,692,892
    Independent oil & gas producers$5,429,243
    Electric Power utilities$4,561,495
    Railroads$3,926,103
    Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,831,210
    Crop production & basic processing$3,814,479
    Chemicals$3,741,693
    Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,706,819
    Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,520,244
    Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$2,913,425
    Building operators and managers$2,848,251
    Natural Gas transmission & distribution$2,715,641
    Oil & Gas$2,654,433
    Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,317,378
    Livestock$2,298,326
    Residential construction$2,287,322
    Forestry & Forest Products$2,075,038
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,830,846
    Steel$1,504,353
    Milk & dairy producers$1,496,441
    Agricultural services & related industries$1,420,173
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,185,731
    Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,184,786
    Electrical contractors$1,004,575
    Retail trade$815,174
    Poultry & eggs$811,863
    Mining$739,683
    Amusement/recreation centers$690,829
    Rural electric cooperatives$659,084
    Manufacturing$635,786
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$620,750
    Lumber and wood products$590,745
    Water Utilities$524,332
    Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$444,677
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
    Builders associations$431,550
    Cotton$398,083
    Small business associations$392,318
    Chambers of commerce$358,176
    Building materials$251,026
    Horse breeders$212,520
    Agriculture$189,296
    Farm bureaus$165,148
    Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$127,450
    Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
    Non-metallic mining$61,233
    Municipal & county government organizations$250

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Environmental policy$5,398,859
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Fishing$343,590
    Agriculture$189,296
    Hunting & wildlife$69,612
    Fisheries & wildlife$9,600
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