S. 2031 - American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act

Public lands and natural resources. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act

S. 2031 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act
  • American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act
Sponsor
John Barrasso
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Public lands and natural resources
  • Mining
  • User charges and fees
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced9/15/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/15/2015
9/15/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
9/15/2015Introduced in Senate
10/01/2015Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 114-368.
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $33,450 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $69,477 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $290,698 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $275,000 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $119,740 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $284,593 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $171,050 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $139,150 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $162,800 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $238,280 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $151,371 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $373,928 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $120,510 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $97,220 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $306,385 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $335,855 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $157,950 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $213,400 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $313,239 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $130,675 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $389,536 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $456,130 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $323,766 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $446,520 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $185,050 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $141,026 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $265,145 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $475,533 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $135,611 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $230,563 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $228,105 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $223,610 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $270,974 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $315,257 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $131,350 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $352,013 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $22,190 Against $0

Votes

    4 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act

    4 organizations supported this bill

    American Natural Soda Ash Corporation
    ANSAC (2015, September 16). Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Legislation Critical to U.S. Exports. Retrieved October 5, 2015, from ANSAC.
    Glass Packaging Institute
    Bragg, Lynn M. (2015, September 29). Testimony in Support of Senate Bill 2031. Retrieved October 5, 2015, from IMA-NA.
    Industrial Minerals Association - North America
    Hill-Davis, Ariel (2015, October 1). IMA-NA Members Testify at Senate Hearing on Soda Ash Royalties. Retrieved October 5, 2015, from IMA-NA.
    Union Pacific
    Union Pacific (2015, September 29). Union Pacific Letter to Senator Murkowski. Retrieved October 5, 2015, from IMA-NA.

    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$84,800$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$111,025$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$7,500$0
    John BarrassoRWY$110,773$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$28,200$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$56,500$0
    Roy BluntRMO$208,975$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$128,400$0
    John BoozmanRAR$69,400$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$18,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$56,405$0
    Richard BurrRNC$69,100$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$4,650$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$195,316$0
    Ben CardinDMD$45,250$0
    Tom CarperDDE$172,335$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$124,178$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$130,050$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$33,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$86,699$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$74,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$178,050$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$143,126$0
    John CornynRTX$181,625$0
    Tom CottonRAR$92,900$0
    Mike CrapoRID$95,220$0
    Ted CruzRTX$129,383$0
    Steve DainesRMT$81,400$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$56,111$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$56,150$0
    Mike EnziRWY$56,500$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$37,950$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$13,500$0
    Deb FischerRNE$126,810$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$67,750$0
    Al FrankenDMN$7,250$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$147,805$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$59,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$85,300$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$73,599$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$112,800$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$26,300$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$46,500$0
    Dean HellerRNV$118,586$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$750$0
    John HoevenRND$59,515$0
    Jim InhofeROK$139,150$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$146,700$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$87,460$0
    Tim KaineDVA$93,505$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$250$0
    Mark KirkRIL$90,300$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$27,000$0
    James LankfordROK$90,650$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,750$0
    Mike LeeRUT$64,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$184,700$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$51,100$0
    John McCainRAZ$90,950$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$105,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$362,362$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$57,250$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$13,600$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$165,950$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$138,200$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$47,600$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$75,800$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$79,750$0
    Rand PaulRKY$49,602$0
    David PerdueRGA$86,986$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$107,682$0
    Rob PortmanROH$203,955$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$18,700$0
    Harry ReidDNV$22,500$0
    Jim RischRID$36,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$133,975$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$78,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$123,090$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$225$0
    Ben SasseRNE$56,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$76,900$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$103,300$0
    Tim ScottRSC$154,575$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$42,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$51,950$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$40,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$115,757$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$31,975$0
    Jon TesterDMT$67,550$0
    John ThuneRSD$108,462$0
    Thom TillisRNC$56,250$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$226,618$0
    Tom UdallDNM$60,750$0
    David VitterRLA$72,000$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$142,588$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$16,813$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$12,500$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$88,625$0
    Ron WydenDOR$178,159$0

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$84,800$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$111,025$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$7,500$0
    John BarrassoRWY$110,773$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$28,200$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$56,500$0
    Roy BluntRMO$208,975$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$128,400$0
    John BoozmanRAR$69,400$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$18,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$56,405$0
    Richard BurrRNC$69,100$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$4,650$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$195,316$0
    Ben CardinDMD$45,250$0
    Tom CarperDDE$172,335$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$124,178$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$130,050$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$33,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$86,699$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$74,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$178,050$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$143,126$0
    John CornynRTX$181,625$0
    Tom CottonRAR$92,900$0
    Mike CrapoRID$95,220$0
    Ted CruzRTX$129,383$0
    Steve DainesRMT$81,400$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$56,111$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$56,150$0
    Mike EnziRWY$56,500$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$37,950$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$13,500$0
    Deb FischerRNE$126,810$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$67,750$0
    Al FrankenDMN$7,250$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$147,805$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$59,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$85,300$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$73,599$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$112,800$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$26,300$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$46,500$0
    Dean HellerRNV$118,586$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$750$0
    John HoevenRND$59,515$0
    Jim InhofeROK$139,150$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$146,700$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$87,460$0
    Tim KaineDVA$93,505$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$250$0
    Mark KirkRIL$90,300$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$27,000$0
    James LankfordROK$90,650$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,750$0
    Mike LeeRUT$64,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$184,700$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$51,100$0
    John McCainRAZ$90,950$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$105,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$362,362$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$57,250$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$13,600$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$165,950$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$138,200$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$47,600$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$75,800$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$79,750$0
    Rand PaulRKY$49,602$0
    David PerdueRGA$86,986$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$107,682$0
    Rob PortmanROH$203,955$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$18,700$0
    Harry ReidDNV$22,500$0
    Jim RischRID$36,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$133,975$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$78,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$123,090$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$225$0
    Ben SasseRNE$56,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$76,900$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$103,300$0
    Tim ScottRSC$154,575$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$42,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$51,950$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$40,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$115,757$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$31,975$0
    Jon TesterDMT$67,550$0
    John ThuneRSD$108,462$0
    Thom TillisRNC$56,250$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$226,618$0
    Tom UdallDNM$60,750$0
    David VitterRLA$72,000$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$142,588$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$16,813$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$12,500$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$88,625$0
    Ron WydenDOR$178,159$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Railroads$3,926,103
    Chemicals$3,741,693
    Mining$739,683
    Paper, glass & packaging materials$169,671

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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