S. 1500 - Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015

Environmental protection. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015

S. 1500 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015
  • Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015
  • Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015
Sponsor
Mike Crapo
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Pest management
  • Water quality
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Major Actions
Introduced6/03/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/03/2015
6/03/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
6/03/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar8/05/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
10/29/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Inhofe without amendment. With written report No. 114-160. Minority views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar10/29/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 284.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Crop production & basic processing$3,814,479
Forestry & Forest Products$2,075,038
Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,830,846
Agricultural services & related industries$1,420,173
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,185,731
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,184,786
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,175,992
Food wholesalers$972,709
Rural electric cooperatives$659,084
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$620,750
Water Utilities$524,332
Florists & Nursery Services$492,237
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$481,151
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$444,677
Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
Cotton$398,083
Agriculture$189,296
Farm bureaus$165,148
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
Pest control$110,860
Recreation/Entertainment$93,766
$18,394,204

opposed this bill

Environmental policy$5,398,859
Consumer groups$750
$5,399,609

Interest groups that supported this bill gave 3.4 times as much as interest groups that opposed this bill

45 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015

45 organizations supported this bill

Agricultural Retailers Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation (2015, June 15). Senators introduce bill to correct duplicative pesticide permit requirements. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from AFBF.
American Mosquito Control Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
American Soybean Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
American Sugar Cane League
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Aquatic Plant Management Society
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Biopesticide Industry Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
California Association of Winegrape Growers
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Cranberry Institute
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
CropLife America
CropLife America (2015, June 4). Senate Introduces Sensible Environmental Protection Act to Affirm FIFRA. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from CropLife America.
Family Farm Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Far West Agribusiness Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Agricultural Aviation Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Alliance of Forest Owners
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Association of Landscape Professionals
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Association of Wheat Growers
National Association of Wheat Growers (2015, June 4). NAWG Applauds NPDES Fix Legislation. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
National Corn Growers Association
NCGA (2015, August 6). Pesticide Permit Bill Underscores Need for Workable WOTUS Rule. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from NCGA.
National Cotton Council
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (2015, August 5). NCFC Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Legislation to Eliminate Duplicative Pesticide Permitting. Retrieved August 12, 2015, from NCFC.
National Farmers Union
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Pest Management Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Potato Council
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
National Water Resources Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
North Central Weed Science Society
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Northeastern Weed Science Society
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Northwest Horticultural Council
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Plains Cotton Growers
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
responsible industry for a sound environment
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Southern Cotton Growers
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Southern Crop Production Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Southern Weed Science Society
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
U.S. Apple Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
United Fresh Produce Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
USA Rice Federation
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Weed Science Society of America
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Western Growers
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Western Plant Health Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
Western Society of Weed Science
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.

3 organizations opposed this bill

beyond pesticides
Beyond Pesticides (2015, June 5). Congress Continues Attacks on Clean Water Act Protections. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from Beyond Pesticides.
Center for Effective Government
Gumm, Brian (2015, August 13). Senate Bill Would Make it Harder to Protect Lakes and Rivers from Pesticides-Without Any Hearings. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from Center for Effective Government.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Wu, Mae (2015, August 4). Senators Working to Solve Pretend Problem. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from NRDC.

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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$102,487$19,100
Kelly AyotteRNH$182,603$11,000
Tammy BaldwinDWI$73,214$160,766
John BarrassoRWY$100,600$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$150,287$474,313
Richard BlumenthalDCT$44,421$66,979
Roy BluntRMO$496,019$5,700
Cory A. BookerDNJ$144,479$124,712
John BoozmanRAR$276,430$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,402$500
Sherrod BrownDOH$148,815$118,721
Richard BurrRNC$291,425$8,000
Maria CantwellDWA$76,333$134,802
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$129,351$4,500
Ben CardinDMD$43,946$8,025
Tom CarperDDE$50,417$6,500
Bob CaseyDPA$120,600$28,004
Bill CassidyRLA$294,725$37,300
Daniel CoatsRIN$17,250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$906,657$14,850
Susan M. CollinsRME$73,990$37,050
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$23,200$21,400
Bob CorkerRTN$136,547$0
John CornynRTX$210,389$0
Tom CottonRAR$297,381$2,600
Mike CrapoRID$201,113$0
Ted CruzRTX$150,117$1,250
Steve DainesRMT$264,214$1,000
Joe DonnellyDIN$158,519$31,596
Dick DurbinDIL$96,071$58,261
Mike EnziRWY$50,187$0
Joni ErnstRIA$109,505$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$431,967$16,350
Deb FischerRNE$334,752$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$228,232$0
Al FrankenDMN$138,593$115,838
Cory GardnerRCO$454,987$750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$134,783$46,100
Lindsey GrahamRSC$248,572$39,663
Chuck GrassleyRIA$364,171$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$146,330$1,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$76,954$273,819
Heidi HeitkampDND$210,733$2,000
Dean HellerRNV$83,809$6,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$38,750$38,426
John HoevenRND$209,384$0
Jim InhofeROK$135,908$500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$267,699$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$197,369$0
Tim KaineDVA$94,806$303,413
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$62,615$43,570
Mark KirkRIL$115,862$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$267,635$15,150
James LankfordROK$139,670$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$61,325$34,518
Mike LeeRUT$54,600$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$90,750$3,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$60,775$382,981
John McCainRAZ$114,917$2,700
Claire McCaskillDMO$188,874$8,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$626,245$3,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$152,874$14,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$118,642$147,805
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$14,700$250
Jerry MoranRKS$440,332$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$302,070$12,550
Chris MurphyDCT$63,343$123,496
Patty MurrayDWA$254,602$101,278
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$269,250$68,882
Rand PaulRKY$164,569$0
David PerdueRGA$346,530$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$147,681$457,339
Rob PortmanROH$300,660$26,310
John "Jack" ReedDRI$15,050$15,700
Harry ReidDNV$27,400$12,800
Jim RischRID$108,237$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$507,302$0
Mike RoundsRSD$120,900$0
Marco RubioRFL$440,068$11,513
Bernie SandersIVT$52,435$52,647
Ben SasseRNE$185,192$0
Brian SchatzDHI$66,577$286,989
Chuck SchumerDNY$214,060$123,179
Tim ScottRSC$238,385$3,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$80,634$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$59,050$218,813
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$62,270$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$750,029$33,475
Dan SullivanRAK$102,811$0
Jon TesterDMT$186,857$269,985
John ThuneRSD$361,671$9,925
Thom TillisRNC$293,800$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$229,225$0
Tom UdallDNM$81,445$171,894
David VitterRLA$51,850$19,800
Mark R. WarnerDVA$64,200$51,238
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$88,013$184,496
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$28,633$126,560
Roger F. WickerRMS$99,974$5,500
Ron WydenDOR$297,122$133,478

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$102,487$19,100
Kelly AyotteRNH$182,603$11,000
Tammy BaldwinDWI$73,214$160,766
John BarrassoRWY$100,600$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$150,287$474,313
Richard BlumenthalDCT$44,421$66,979
Roy BluntRMO$496,019$5,700
Cory A. BookerDNJ$144,479$124,712
John BoozmanRAR$276,430$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,402$500
Sherrod BrownDOH$148,815$118,721
Richard BurrRNC$291,425$8,000
Maria CantwellDWA$76,333$134,802
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$129,351$4,500
Ben CardinDMD$43,946$8,025
Tom CarperDDE$50,417$6,500
Bob CaseyDPA$120,600$28,004
Bill CassidyRLA$294,725$37,300
Daniel CoatsRIN$17,250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$906,657$14,850
Susan M. CollinsRME$73,990$37,050
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$23,200$21,400
Bob CorkerRTN$136,547$0
John CornynRTX$210,389$0
Tom CottonRAR$297,381$2,600
Mike CrapoRID$201,113$0
Ted CruzRTX$150,117$1,250
Steve DainesRMT$264,214$1,000
Joe DonnellyDIN$158,519$31,596
Dick DurbinDIL$96,071$58,261
Mike EnziRWY$50,187$0
Joni ErnstRIA$109,505$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$431,967$16,350
Deb FischerRNE$334,752$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$228,232$0
Al FrankenDMN$138,593$115,838
Cory GardnerRCO$454,987$750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$134,783$46,100
Lindsey GrahamRSC$248,572$39,663
Chuck GrassleyRIA$364,171$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$146,330$1,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$76,954$273,819
Heidi HeitkampDND$210,733$2,000
Dean HellerRNV$83,809$6,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$38,750$38,426
John HoevenRND$209,384$0
Jim InhofeROK$135,908$500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$267,699$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$197,369$0
Tim KaineDVA$94,806$303,413
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$62,615$43,570
Mark KirkRIL$115,862$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$267,635$15,150
James LankfordROK$139,670$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$61,325$34,518
Mike LeeRUT$54,600$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$90,750$3,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$60,775$382,981
John McCainRAZ$114,917$2,700
Claire McCaskillDMO$188,874$8,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$626,245$3,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$152,874$14,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$118,642$147,805
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$14,700$250
Jerry MoranRKS$440,332$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$302,070$12,550
Chris MurphyDCT$63,343$123,496
Patty MurrayDWA$254,602$101,278
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$269,250$68,882
Rand PaulRKY$164,569$0
David PerdueRGA$346,530$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$147,681$457,339
Rob PortmanROH$300,660$26,310
John "Jack" ReedDRI$15,050$15,700
Harry ReidDNV$27,400$12,800
Jim RischRID$108,237$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$507,302$0
Mike RoundsRSD$120,900$0
Marco RubioRFL$440,068$11,513
Bernie SandersIVT$52,435$52,647
Ben SasseRNE$185,192$0
Brian SchatzDHI$66,577$286,989
Chuck SchumerDNY$214,060$123,179
Tim ScottRSC$238,385$3,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$80,634$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$59,050$218,813
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$62,270$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$750,029$33,475
Dan SullivanRAK$102,811$0
Jon TesterDMT$186,857$269,985
John ThuneRSD$361,671$9,925
Thom TillisRNC$293,800$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$229,225$0
Tom UdallDNM$81,445$171,894
David VitterRLA$51,850$19,800
Mark R. WarnerDVA$64,200$51,238
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$88,013$184,496
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$28,633$126,560
Roger F. WickerRMS$99,974$5,500
Ron WydenDOR$297,122$133,478

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Crop production & basic processing$3,814,479
Forestry & Forest Products$2,075,038
Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,830,846
Agricultural services & related industries$1,420,173
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,185,731
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,184,786
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,175,992
Food wholesalers$972,709
Rural electric cooperatives$659,084
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$620,750
Water Utilities$524,332
Florists & Nursery Services$492,237
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$481,151
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$444,677
Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
Cotton$398,083
Agriculture$189,296
Farm bureaus$165,148
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
Pest control$110,860
Recreation/Entertainment$93,766

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Consumer groups$750
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