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S. 1844 - Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015

Agriculture and food. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for voluntary country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and chicken. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015

S. 1844 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for voluntary country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and chicken. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for voluntary country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and chicken.
Other Titles
  • Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015
  • Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015
Sponsor
John Hoeven
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Agricultural marketing and promotion
  • Agricultural trade
  • Meat
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/23/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/23/2015
7/23/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
7/23/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Farm organizations & cooperatives (split)
Livestock (split)
$0
$750
$1,496,441
$5,398,859
$189,296
$525,766
$1,301,294
$547,752
$683,423
$444,300
$426,079
$612,336
$45,000
$3,814,479
$15,485,775
2 Organizations Supported and 51 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015

2 organizations supported this bill

National Farmers Union
National Farmers Union (2015, July 23). NFU Calls Senate Bipartisan COOL Compromise “Only Viable Path Forward for Food Labeling,” Thanks Senators for Fighting for Consumers, Family Farmers. Retrieved July 24, 2015, from National Farmers Union.
U.S. Cattlemen's Association
USCA (2015, July 23). USCA Applauds Senate Support of COOL; Urges Support for US Producers. Retrieved August 10, 2015, from US Cattlemen.

51 organizations opposed this bill

American Agriculture Movement
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
American Grassfed Association
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
American Raw Milk Producers Pricing Association
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Berks Gas Truth
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Buckeye Quality Beef Association
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Center for Food Safety
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Center for Rural Affairs
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Coalition for a Prosperous America
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
community alliance for global justice
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Community Farm Alliance
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Community Food and Justice Coalition
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Consumer Federation of America
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Cornucopia Institute
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
ecological farming association
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Equal Exchange
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Fair World Project
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
family farm defenders
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Farm Aid
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
farm and ranch freedom alliance
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch (2015, July 23). Senate “Compromise” on Country of Origin Labeling Unacceptable. Retrieved July 24, 2015, from Food & Water Watch.
Food Chain Workers Alliance
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Food Democracy Now!
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Hmong National Development
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Indian Nations Conservation Alliance
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Label GMOs
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Land Stewardship Project
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (2015, July 23). Stabenow’s Solution Guarantees Trade War with Canada and Mexico. Retrieved October 23, 2015, from National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
National Consumers League
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
National Family Farm Coalition
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
National Farmers Organization
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
national latino farmers and ranchers trade association
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
nature abounds
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Organic Seed Alliance
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Organization for Competitive Markets
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
PCC Natural Markets
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Pesticide Action Network
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Public Citizen
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Roots of Change
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Rural Advancement Foundation International
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Rural Coalition
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Rural Development Leadership Network
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Slow Food USA
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
tooling manufacturing and technologies association
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Western Organization of Resource Councils
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Western Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
WhyHunger
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.
Women Involved in Farm Economics
undersigned organization (2015, July 28). Oppose repeal of Country of Origin labeling. Retrieved November 20, 2015, from PCC Natural Markets.

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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$0$86,150
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$99,421
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$262,662
John BarrassoRWY$0$8,450
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$606,255
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$99,414
Roy BluntRMO$0$336,524
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$249,670
John BoozmanRAR$0$73,335
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$3,250
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$252,015
Richard BurrRNC$0$149,325
Maria CantwellDWA$0$159,679
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$62,450
Ben CardinDMD$0$92,425
Tom CarperDDE$0$35,700
Bob CaseyDPA$0$157,471
Bill CassidyRLA$0$153,649
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$5,850
William Thad CochranRMS$0$387,925
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$86,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$56,693
Bob CorkerRTN$0$149,816
John CornynRTX$0$94,650
Tom CottonRAR$0$130,718
Mike CrapoRID$0$75,400
Ted CruzRTX$0$75,624
Steve DainesRMT$0$103,435
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$143,762
Dick DurbinDIL$0$142,474
Mike EnziRWY$0$12,250
Joni ErnstRIA$0$62,330
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$257,185
Deb FischerRNE$0$172,210
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$90,000
Al FrankenDMN$0$212,134
Cory GardnerRCO$0$304,475
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$141,332
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$146,203
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$211,112
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$68,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$331,931
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$138,957
Dean HellerRNV$0$58,135
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$167,511
John HoevenRND$0$64,023
Jim InhofeROK$0$64,290
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$106,225
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$197,724
Tim KaineDVA$0$460,438
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$78,637
Mark KirkRIL$0$83,570
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$203,222
James LankfordROK$0$105,431
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$77,218
Mike LeeRUT$0$36,253
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$22,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$449,660
John McCainRAZ$0$94,455
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$134,422
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$307,320
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$116,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$197,119
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$9,450
Jerry MoranRKS$0$159,330
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$93,800
Chris MurphyDCT$0$202,248
Patty MurrayDWA$0$185,763
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$199,776
Rand PaulRKY$0$90,676
David PerdueRGA$0$144,200
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$592,539
Rob PortmanROH$0$165,354
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$34,125
Harry ReidDNV$0$35,400
Jim RischRID$0$35,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$155,305
Mike RoundsRSD$0$128,901
Marco RubioRFL$0$161,178
Bernie SandersIVT$0$94,967
Ben SasseRNE$0$119,167
Brian SchatzDHI$0$338,314
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$228,688
Tim ScottRSC$0$113,377
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$4,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$304,627
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$8,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$324,296
Dan SullivanRAK$0$38,361
Jon TesterDMT$0$384,609
John ThuneRSD$0$151,263
Thom TillisRNC$0$102,955
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$192,941
Tom UdallDNM$0$236,376
David VitterRLA$0$46,050
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$106,438
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$342,561
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$147,643
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$39,850
Ron WydenDOR$0$253,583

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Legislator Filters
Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$86,150
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$99,421
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$262,662
John BarrassoRWY$0$8,450
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$606,255
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$99,414
Roy BluntRMO$0$336,524
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$249,670
John BoozmanRAR$0$73,335
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$3,250
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$252,015
Richard BurrRNC$0$149,325
Maria CantwellDWA$0$159,679
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$62,450
Ben CardinDMD$0$92,425
Tom CarperDDE$0$35,700
Bob CaseyDPA$0$157,471
Bill CassidyRLA$0$153,649
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$5,850
William Thad CochranRMS$0$387,925
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$86,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$56,693
Bob CorkerRTN$0$149,816
John CornynRTX$0$94,650
Tom CottonRAR$0$130,718
Mike CrapoRID$0$75,400
Ted CruzRTX$0$75,624
Steve DainesRMT$0$103,435
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$143,762
Dick DurbinDIL$0$142,474
Mike EnziRWY$0$12,250
Joni ErnstRIA$0$62,330
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$257,185
Deb FischerRNE$0$172,210
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$90,000
Al FrankenDMN$0$212,134
Cory GardnerRCO$0$304,475
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$141,332
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$146,203
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$211,112
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$68,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$331,931
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$138,957
Dean HellerRNV$0$58,135
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$167,511
John HoevenRND$0$64,023
Jim InhofeROK$0$64,290
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$106,225
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$197,724
Tim KaineDVA$0$460,438
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$78,637
Mark KirkRIL$0$83,570
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$203,222
James LankfordROK$0$105,431
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$77,218
Mike LeeRUT$0$36,253
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$22,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$449,660
John McCainRAZ$0$94,455
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$134,422
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$307,320
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$116,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$197,119
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$9,450
Jerry MoranRKS$0$159,330
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$93,800
Chris MurphyDCT$0$202,248
Patty MurrayDWA$0$185,763
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$199,776
Rand PaulRKY$0$90,676
David PerdueRGA$0$144,200
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$592,539
Rob PortmanROH$0$165,354
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$34,125
Harry ReidDNV$0$35,400
Jim RischRID$0$35,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$155,305
Mike RoundsRSD$0$128,901
Marco RubioRFL$0$161,178
Bernie SandersIVT$0$94,967
Ben SasseRNE$0$119,167
Brian SchatzDHI$0$338,314
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$228,688
Tim ScottRSC$0$113,377
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$4,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$304,627
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$8,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$324,296
Dan SullivanRAK$0$38,361
Jon TesterDMT$0$384,609
John ThuneRSD$0$151,263
Thom TillisRNC$0$102,955
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$192,941
Tom UdallDNM$0$236,376
David VitterRLA$0$46,050
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$106,438
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$342,561
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$147,643
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$39,850
Ron WydenDOR$0$253,583

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Livestock$2,298,326
Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Crop production & basic processing$3,814,479
Livestock$2,298,326
Milk & dairy producers$1,496,441
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
General business associations$683,423
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Food & Beverage Products and Services$444,300
Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
Food service & related unions$426,079
Agriculture$189,296
Human Rights$45,000
Consumer groups$750
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