Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 114th Congress.

S. 1236 - Hydropower Improvement Act of 2015

Energy. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to modify certain requirements relating to trial-type hearings with respect to certain license applications before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Hydropower Improvement Act of 2015

S. 1236 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to modify certain requirements relating to trial-type hearings with respect to certain license applications before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to modify certain requirements relating to trial-type hearings with respect to certain license applications before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Hydropower Improvement Act of 2015
  • Hydropower Improvement Act of 2015
Sponsor
Lisa Murkowski
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Administrative remedies
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Dams and canals
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy storage, supplies, demand
  • Fishes
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Water storage
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
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    Major Actions
    Introduced5/06/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced5/06/2015
    5/06/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
    5/06/2015Introduced in Senate
    5/19/2015Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    3.7 times as much
    $805,329
    $4,677,653
    $14,631,643
    $20,114,625
    $93,766
    $5,398,859
    $5,492,625
    2 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Hydropower Improvement Act of 2015

    2 organizations supported this bill

    Industrial Energy Consumers of America
    Cicio, Paul N. (2015, May 22). IECA Letter Re: IECA Supports S. 1236, the “Hydropower Improvement Act of 2015”. Retrieved June 4, 2015, from Industrial Energy Consumers of America.
    PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric)
    Livingston, Randal S. (2015, May 19). Testimony of Randal S. Livingston at a Hearing on Energy Supply Legislation. Retrieved June 4, 2015, from Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    American Rivers
    American Rivers (2015, November 13). What Does "Unlocking Hydro" Look Like?. Retrieved February 9, 2016, from American Rivers.
    American Whitewater
    Hooker, Megan (2015, May 8). Take Action: Hydropower Industry Legislation Hearing May 13th. Retrieved June 4, 2015, from American Whitewater.

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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$62,425$19,100
    Kelly AyotteRNH$418,082$12,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$64,368$163,266
    John BarrassoRWY$124,500$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$63,950$477,109
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$41,500$66,979
    Roy BluntRMO$241,436$14,200
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$102,898$127,312
    John BoozmanRAR$45,982$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$250$500
    Sherrod BrownDOH$31,850$121,221
    Richard BurrRNC$272,599$9,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$50,750$139,802
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$189,925$4,500
    Ben CardinDMD$36,000$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$50,500$6,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$36,750$29,504
    Bill CassidyRLA$381,123$37,300
    Daniel CoatsRIN$23,250$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$40,000$14,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$35,150$37,550
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$31,500$21,400
    Bob CorkerRTN$57,623$0
    John CornynRTX$163,905$400
    Tom CottonRAR$1,278,342$3,050
    Mike CrapoRID$67,894$0
    Ted CruzRTX$1,928,097$1,250
    Steve DainesRMT$253,275$3,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$57,450$31,596
    Dick DurbinDIL$20,250$58,261
    Mike EnziRWY$14,000$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$212,661$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$116,950$16,350
    Deb FischerRNE$223,721$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,370,849$0
    Al FrankenDMN$39,300$116,338
    Cory GardnerRCO$508,655$1,000
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$60,215$47,100
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$167,488$39,663
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$209,179$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$93,750$1,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$43,000$278,819
    Heidi HeitkampDND$52,500$2,000
    Dean HellerRNV$208,475$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$6,650$38,426
    John HoevenRND$90,050$0
    Jim InhofeROK$119,024$500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,395$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$861,465$600
    Tim KaineDVA$77,550$305,913
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$5,300$46,070
    Mark KirkRIL$229,825$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$44,700$15,150
    James LankfordROK$252,280$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$34,518
    Mike LeeRUT$762,734$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$84,150$3,500
    Ed MarkeyDMA$35,700$382,981
    John McCainRAZ$210,970$4,700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$27,000$8,500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$362,105$3,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$18,750$16,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$11,750$152,555
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$10,500$250
    Jerry MoranRKS$39,100$500
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$313,812$12,550
    Chris MurphyDCT$45,250$125,566
    Patty MurrayDWA$66,550$102,278
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,500$71,382
    Rand PaulRKY$472,792$0
    David PerdueRGA$241,503$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$126,300$457,339
    Rob PortmanROH$366,636$26,310
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,000$15,700
    Harry ReidDNV$47,850$15,400
    Jim RischRID$64,687$1,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$125,542$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$106,631$0
    Marco RubioRFL$878,105$11,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$52,647
    Ben SasseRNE$718,351$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$28,500$297,889
    Chuck SchumerDNY$85,500$123,179
    Tim ScottRSC$467,165$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$23,500$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$21,900$223,813
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$14,900$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$160,353$33,225
    Dan SullivanRAK$630,573$0
    Jon TesterDMT$38,240$275,235
    John ThuneRSD$234,533$9,925
    Thom TillisRNC$278,434$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,365,052$500
    Tom UdallDNM$39,100$172,394
    David VitterRLA$41,450$19,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$110,520$52,238
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$7,553$187,096
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$33,478$131,560
    Roger F. WickerRMS$21,000$5,500
    Ron WydenDOR$122,000$134,728

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$62,425$19,100
    Kelly AyotteRNH$418,082$12,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$64,368$163,266
    John BarrassoRWY$124,500$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$63,950$477,109
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$41,500$66,979
    Roy BluntRMO$241,436$14,200
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$102,898$127,312
    John BoozmanRAR$45,982$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$250$500
    Sherrod BrownDOH$31,850$121,221
    Richard BurrRNC$272,599$9,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$50,750$139,802
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$189,925$4,500
    Ben CardinDMD$36,000$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$50,500$6,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$36,750$29,504
    Bill CassidyRLA$381,123$37,300
    Daniel CoatsRIN$23,250$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$40,000$14,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$35,150$37,550
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$31,500$21,400
    Bob CorkerRTN$57,623$0
    John CornynRTX$163,905$400
    Tom CottonRAR$1,278,342$3,050
    Mike CrapoRID$67,894$0
    Ted CruzRTX$1,928,097$1,250
    Steve DainesRMT$253,275$3,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$57,450$31,596
    Dick DurbinDIL$20,250$58,261
    Mike EnziRWY$14,000$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$212,661$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$116,950$16,350
    Deb FischerRNE$223,721$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,370,849$0
    Al FrankenDMN$39,300$116,338
    Cory GardnerRCO$508,655$1,000
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$60,215$47,100
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$167,488$39,663
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$209,179$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$93,750$1,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$43,000$278,819
    Heidi HeitkampDND$52,500$2,000
    Dean HellerRNV$208,475$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$6,650$38,426
    John HoevenRND$90,050$0
    Jim InhofeROK$119,024$500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,395$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$861,465$600
    Tim KaineDVA$77,550$305,913
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$5,300$46,070
    Mark KirkRIL$229,825$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$44,700$15,150
    James LankfordROK$252,280$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$34,518
    Mike LeeRUT$762,734$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$84,150$3,500
    Ed MarkeyDMA$35,700$382,981
    John McCainRAZ$210,970$4,700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$27,000$8,500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$362,105$3,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$18,750$16,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$11,750$152,555
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$10,500$250
    Jerry MoranRKS$39,100$500
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$313,812$12,550
    Chris MurphyDCT$45,250$125,566
    Patty MurrayDWA$66,550$102,278
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,500$71,382
    Rand PaulRKY$472,792$0
    David PerdueRGA$241,503$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$126,300$457,339
    Rob PortmanROH$366,636$26,310
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,000$15,700
    Harry ReidDNV$47,850$15,400
    Jim RischRID$64,687$1,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$125,542$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$106,631$0
    Marco RubioRFL$878,105$11,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$52,647
    Ben SasseRNE$718,351$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$28,500$297,889
    Chuck SchumerDNY$85,500$123,179
    Tim ScottRSC$467,165$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$23,500$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$21,900$223,813
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$14,900$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$160,353$33,225
    Dan SullivanRAK$630,573$0
    Jon TesterDMT$38,240$275,235
    John ThuneRSD$234,533$9,925
    Thom TillisRNC$278,434$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,365,052$500
    Tom UdallDNM$39,100$172,394
    David VitterRLA$41,450$19,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$110,520$52,238
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$7,553$187,096
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$33,478$131,560
    Roger F. WickerRMS$21,000$5,500
    Ron WydenDOR$122,000$134,728

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
    Gas & Electric Utilities$4,677,653
    Heavy industrial manufacturing$805,329

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$5,398,859
    Recreation/Entertainment$93,766
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