S. 1626 - Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act

Transportation and public works. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reauthorize Federal support for passenger rail programs, improve safety, streamline rail project delivery, 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.

Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act

S. 1626 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to reauthorize Federal support for passenger rail programs, improve safety, streamline rail project delivery, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reauthorize Federal support for passenger rail programs, improve safety, streamline rail project delivery, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act
  • Railroad Infrastructure Financing Improvement Act
  • Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network Act
  • Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act
  • Railroad Infrastructure Financing Improvement Act
  • Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network Act
  • Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act
Sponsor
Roger F. Wicker
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Accidents
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Alabama
  • Animal protection and human-animal relationships
  • Congressional oversight
  • Connecticut
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Delaware
  • Department of Transportation
  • Disaster relief and insurance
  • District of Columbia
  • Economic development
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Florida
  • Food industry and services
  • Government information and archives
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Historic sites and heritage areas
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Land use and conservation
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Louisiana
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minority and disadvantaged businesses
  • Mississippi
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
  • New Jersey
  • New York City
  • Pennsylvania
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Railroads
  • Regional and metropolitan planning
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Rhode Island
  • Roads and highways
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Small business
  • State and local government operations
  • Transportation employees
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Travel and tourism
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/18/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/18/2015
6/18/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
6/18/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar6/25/2015Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
5/16/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar5/16/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 466.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $16,750 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $10,000 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $107,500 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $160,250 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $31,500 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $98,900 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $60,950 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $74,900 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $83,150 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $80,650 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $69,200 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $111,721 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $49,500 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $58,250 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $176,235 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $140,050 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $71,500 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $68,300 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $151,287 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $54,700 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $191,150 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $258,599 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $180,500 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $110,928 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $84,900 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $42,900 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $147,600 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $248,648 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $87,545 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $129,953 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $114,825 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $155,751 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $132,899 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $173,087 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $59,195 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $125,760 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $7,320 Against $0

Votes

    2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act

    2 organizations supported this bill

    Association of American Railroads
    American Association of Railroads (2015, June 25). AAR Commends Senate Commerce Committee's Approval of Rail Bill. Retrieved June 25, 2015, from AAR.
    National Association of Railroad Passengers
    National Association of Railroad Passengers (2015, June 18). Senate Passenger Rail Bill: A Huge Leap Forward. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Association of Railroad Passengers.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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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$33,500$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$79,700$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$3,700$0
    John BarrassoRWY$20,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$15,400$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,500$0
    Roy BluntRMO$135,750$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$71,500$0
    John BoozmanRAR$33,850$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$18,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$25,000$0
    Richard BurrRNC$34,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$2,000$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$76,500$0
    Ben CardinDMD$24,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$24,500$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$37,500$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$16,600$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$26,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$64,500$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$40,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$45,000$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$29,250$0
    John CornynRTX$62,500$0
    Tom CottonRAR$26,750$0
    Mike CrapoRID$38,570$0
    Ted CruzRTX$35,750$0
    Steve DainesRMT$40,900$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$15,000$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$26,300$0
    Mike EnziRWY$36,000$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$12,250$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,500$0
    Deb FischerRNE$107,650$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$22,200$0
    Al FrankenDMN$250$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$33,000$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$32,750$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$45,250$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$52,199$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$24,500$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$6,000$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$30,250$0
    Dean HellerRNV$48,166$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
    John HoevenRND$50,515$0
    Jim InhofeROK$48,500$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$60,400$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$50,750$0
    Tim KaineDVA$73,105$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
    Mark KirkRIL$48,100$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$16,000$0
    James LankfordROK$59,400$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,500$0
    Mike LeeRUT$43,250$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$63,000$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$44,500$0
    John McCainRAZ$26,450$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$71,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$212,537$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$17,500$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$10,000$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$131,850$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$30,600$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$9,000$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$66,300$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$59,000$0
    Rand PaulRKY$31,500$0
    David PerdueRGA$30,700$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$31,700$0
    Rob PortmanROH$59,700$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,500$0
    Harry ReidDNV$7,500$0
    Jim RischRID$20,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$76,125$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$44,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$48,800$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Ben SasseRNE$44,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$66,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$53,900$0
    Tim ScottRSC$76,500$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$35,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$29,200$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$35,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$10,250$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$6,000$0
    Jon TesterDMT$42,300$0
    John ThuneRSD$61,800$0
    Thom TillisRNC$15,450$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$43,261$0
    Tom UdallDNM$22,000$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$98,088$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,603$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$65,025$0
    Ron WydenDOR$56,709$0

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$33,500$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$79,700$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$3,700$0
    John BarrassoRWY$20,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$15,400$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,500$0
    Roy BluntRMO$135,750$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$71,500$0
    John BoozmanRAR$33,850$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$18,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$25,000$0
    Richard BurrRNC$34,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$2,000$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$76,500$0
    Ben CardinDMD$24,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$24,500$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$37,500$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$16,600$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$26,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$64,500$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$40,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$45,000$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$29,250$0
    John CornynRTX$62,500$0
    Tom CottonRAR$26,750$0
    Mike CrapoRID$38,570$0
    Ted CruzRTX$35,750$0
    Steve DainesRMT$40,900$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$15,000$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$26,300$0
    Mike EnziRWY$36,000$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$12,250$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,500$0
    Deb FischerRNE$107,650$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$22,200$0
    Al FrankenDMN$250$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$33,000$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$32,750$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$45,250$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$52,199$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$24,500$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$6,000$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$30,250$0
    Dean HellerRNV$48,166$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
    John HoevenRND$50,515$0
    Jim InhofeROK$48,500$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$60,400$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$50,750$0
    Tim KaineDVA$73,105$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
    Mark KirkRIL$48,100$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$16,000$0
    James LankfordROK$59,400$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,500$0
    Mike LeeRUT$43,250$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$63,000$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$44,500$0
    John McCainRAZ$26,450$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$71,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$212,537$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$17,500$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$10,000$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$131,850$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$30,600$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$9,000$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$66,300$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$59,000$0
    Rand PaulRKY$31,500$0
    David PerdueRGA$30,700$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$31,700$0
    Rob PortmanROH$59,700$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,500$0
    Harry ReidDNV$7,500$0
    Jim RischRID$20,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$76,125$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$44,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$48,800$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Ben SasseRNE$44,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$66,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$53,900$0
    Tim ScottRSC$76,500$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$35,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$29,200$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$35,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$10,250$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$6,000$0
    Jon TesterDMT$42,300$0
    John ThuneRSD$61,800$0
    Thom TillisRNC$15,450$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$43,261$0
    Tom UdallDNM$22,000$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$98,088$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,603$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$65,025$0
    Ron WydenDOR$56,709$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Railroads$3,926,103
    Consumer groups$750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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