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S. 2917 - Commodity End-User Relief Act

Finance and financial sector. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
An original bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to ensure protections of futures customers, to provide relief for farmers, ranchers, and end-users that manage risk to help keep consumer costs low, 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.

Commodity End-User Relief Act

S. 2917 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
An original bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to ensure protections of futures customers, to provide relief for farmers, ranchers, and end-users that manage risk to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
An original bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to ensure protections of futures customers, to provide relief for farmers, ranchers, and end-users that manage risk to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Commodity End-User Relief Act
  • Commodity End-User Relief Act
Sponsor
Pat Roberts
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Finance and financial sector
    • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
    • Banking and financial institutions regulation
    • Business records
    • Commodities markets
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    • Congressional oversight
    • Electric power generation and transmission
    • Employee benefits and pensions
    • Government information and archives
    • Government studies and investigations
    • Judicial review and appeals
    • Metals
    • Oil and gas
    • Public utilities and utility rates
    • Religion
    • Securities
    • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced5/10/2016
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced5/10/2016
    5/10/2016Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Roberts. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar5/10/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 461.
    5/10/2016Introduced in Senate
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    28 times as much
    $358,176
    $398,083
    $165,148
    $586,153
    $620,750
    $1,420,173
    $2,298,326
    $442,066
    $444,677
    $6,733,552
    $750
    $197,000
    $45,000
    $242,750
    15 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Commodity End-User Relief Act

    15 organizations supported this bill

    American Cotton Shippers Association
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Feed Industry Association
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Soybean Association
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    Commodity Markets Council
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Association of Wheat Growers
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Corn Growers Association
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Cotton Council
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Grain and Feed Association
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Pork Producers Council
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    North American Export Grain Association
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Josten, R. Bruce (2016, April 13). Letter on Commodity End-User Relief Act. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    USA Rice Federation
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 12). Agriculture Organizations' Letter to Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from US Chamber of Commerce.

    6 organizations opposed this bill

    AFL-CIO
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Organizations' Letter to Senators Regarding the Commodity End User Relief Act. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from AFR.
    Americans for Financial Reform
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Organizations' Letter to Senators Regarding the Commodity End User Relief Act. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from AFR.
    Consumer Federation of America
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Organizations' Letter to Senators Regarding the Commodity End User Relief Act. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from AFR.
    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Organizations' Letter to Senators Regarding the Commodity End User Relief Act. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from AFR.
    Public Citizen
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Organizations' Letter to Senators Regarding the Commodity End User Relief Act. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from AFR.
    U.S. PIRG
    undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Organizations' Letter to Senators Regarding the Commodity End User Relief Act. Retrieved May 13, 2016, from AFR.

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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$30,400$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$44,820$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$9,450$14,500
    John BarrassoRWY$31,500$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$108,193$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$7,800$400
    Roy BluntRMO$307,300$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$20,100$250
    John BoozmanRAR$131,742$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$48,850$14,800
    Richard BurrRNC$88,700$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$5,033$1,200
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$51,000$7,000
    Ben CardinDMD$1,500$9,750
    Tom CarperDDE$8,000$850
    Bob CaseyDPA$55,000$19,450
    Bill CassidyRLA$79,075$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$344,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$8,600$1,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$8,000$750
    Bob CorkerRTN$24,550$0
    John CornynRTX$205,389$0
    Tom CottonRAR$79,521$0
    Mike CrapoRID$48,800$0
    Ted CruzRTX$211,035$0
    Steve DainesRMT$260,225$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$52,900$5,000
    Dick DurbinDIL$32,500$500
    Mike EnziRWY$47,300$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$61,550$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$68,734$2,500
    Deb FischerRNE$203,750$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$56,849$0
    Al FrankenDMN$30,350$250
    Cory GardnerRCO$219,608$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$60,083$5,750
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$36,400$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$133,269$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$41,500$500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$31,833$4,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$64,675$5,250
    Dean HellerRNV$59,870$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$2,500$6,900
    John HoevenRND$100,250$0
    Jim InhofeROK$77,050$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$96,000$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$41,670$0
    Tim KaineDVA$19,833$21,150
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$2,350$0
    Mark KirkRIL$22,950$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$56,333$0
    James LankfordROK$98,550$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$26,200$500
    Mike LeeRUT$6,700$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$23,750$11,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$7,600$1,200
    John McCainRAZ$16,300$250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$88,424$2,850
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$253,800$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$34,100$5,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$15,400$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$5,000$2,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$250,624$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$56,700$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$500$5,750
    Patty MurrayDWA$21,250$8,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$32,574$1,100
    Rand PaulRKY$33,866$0
    David PerdueRGA$125,550$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$25,650$6,350
    Rob PortmanROH$77,825$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$250
    Harry ReidDNV$2,500$0
    Jim RischRID$29,700$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$308,814$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$55,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$110,145$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,690$3,950
    Ben SasseRNE$64,250$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$30,350$2,500
    Chuck SchumerDNY$44,150$3,500
    Tim ScottRSC$50,600$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$34,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,250$10,000
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,300$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$322,643$11,250
    Dan SullivanRAK$38,200$0
    Jon TesterDMT$87,868$9,250
    John ThuneRSD$163,992$0
    Thom TillisRNC$99,250$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$73,787$0
    Tom UdallDNM$59,450$0
    David VitterRLA$10,000$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$5,500$750
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$9,100$27,400
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$600$1,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$18,950$0
    Ron WydenDOR$34,110$6,400

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$30,400$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$44,820$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$9,450$14,500
    John BarrassoRWY$31,500$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$108,193$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$7,800$400
    Roy BluntRMO$307,300$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$20,100$250
    John BoozmanRAR$131,742$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$48,850$14,800
    Richard BurrRNC$88,700$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$5,033$1,200
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$51,000$7,000
    Ben CardinDMD$1,500$9,750
    Tom CarperDDE$8,000$850
    Bob CaseyDPA$55,000$19,450
    Bill CassidyRLA$79,075$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$344,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$8,600$1,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$8,000$750
    Bob CorkerRTN$24,550$0
    John CornynRTX$205,389$0
    Tom CottonRAR$79,521$0
    Mike CrapoRID$48,800$0
    Ted CruzRTX$211,035$0
    Steve DainesRMT$260,225$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$52,900$5,000
    Dick DurbinDIL$32,500$500
    Mike EnziRWY$47,300$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$61,550$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$68,734$2,500
    Deb FischerRNE$203,750$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$56,849$0
    Al FrankenDMN$30,350$250
    Cory GardnerRCO$219,608$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$60,083$5,750
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$36,400$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$133,269$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$41,500$500
    Martin HeinrichDNM$31,833$4,000
    Heidi HeitkampDND$64,675$5,250
    Dean HellerRNV$59,870$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$2,500$6,900
    John HoevenRND$100,250$0
    Jim InhofeROK$77,050$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$96,000$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$41,670$0
    Tim KaineDVA$19,833$21,150
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$2,350$0
    Mark KirkRIL$22,950$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$56,333$0
    James LankfordROK$98,550$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$26,200$500
    Mike LeeRUT$6,700$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$23,750$11,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$7,600$1,200
    John McCainRAZ$16,300$250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$88,424$2,850
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$253,800$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$34,100$5,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$15,400$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$5,000$2,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$250,624$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$56,700$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$500$5,750
    Patty MurrayDWA$21,250$8,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$32,574$1,100
    Rand PaulRKY$33,866$0
    David PerdueRGA$125,550$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$25,650$6,350
    Rob PortmanROH$77,825$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$250
    Harry ReidDNV$2,500$0
    Jim RischRID$29,700$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$308,814$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$55,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$110,145$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,690$3,950
    Ben SasseRNE$64,250$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$30,350$2,500
    Chuck SchumerDNY$44,150$3,500
    Tim ScottRSC$50,600$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$34,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,250$10,000
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,300$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$322,643$11,250
    Dan SullivanRAK$38,200$0
    Jon TesterDMT$87,868$9,250
    John ThuneRSD$163,992$0
    Thom TillisRNC$99,250$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$73,787$0
    Tom UdallDNM$59,450$0
    David VitterRLA$10,000$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$5,500$750
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$9,100$27,400
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$600$1,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$18,950$0
    Ron WydenDOR$34,110$6,400

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Livestock$2,298,326
    Agricultural services & related industries$1,420,173
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$620,750
    Animal feed & health products$586,153
    Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$444,677
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
    Cotton$398,083
    Chambers of commerce$358,176
    Farm bureaus$165,148

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Labor Unions$197,000
    Human Rights$45,000
    Consumer groups$750
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