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S. 3200 - Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act

Agriculture and food. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit mandatory or compulsory check-off programs. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act

S. 3200 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to prohibit mandatory or compulsory check-off programs. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit mandatory or compulsory check-off programs.
Other Titles
  • Voluntary Check-off Program Participation Act
  • Voluntary Check-off Program Participation Act
Sponsor
Mike Lee
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Agriculture and food
    • Agricultural marketing and promotion
    • Agricultural research
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced7/13/2016
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/13/2016
    7/13/2016Introduced in Senate
    7/13/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    $2,298,326
    $370,120
    $8,250,935
    $10,500
    $547,752
    $189,296
    $442,066
    $750
    $45,000
    $3,814,479
    $1,496,441
    $14,631,643
    $32,097,308
    $0
    27 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act

    27 organizations supported this bill

    Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    American Grassfed Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    border agricultural workers project
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Buckeye Quality Beef Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Community Food and Justice Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    family farm defenders
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Farm Aid
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    farm and ranch freedom alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Food & Water Watch
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Humane Society of the United States
    Humane Society of the United States (2016, July 14). No More Gravy Train for Big Meat?. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Humane Society of the United States.
    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Land Stewardship Project
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    National Family Farm Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    National Farmers Organization
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    National Hmong American Farmers
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    national latino farmers and ranchers trade association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Organic Crop Improvement Association
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Organization for Competitive Markets
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Rural Advancement Foundation International
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Rural Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Slow Food USA
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Socially Responsible Agriculture Project
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Weston A. Price Foundation
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.
    Women Involved in Farm Economics
    Undersigned organizations (2016, July 14). Letter of Support for Legislative Action to Provide Meaningful Reforms of Checkoff Programs. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Organization for Competitive Markets.

    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$49,850$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$478,319$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$957,237$0
    John BarrassoRWY$46,100$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$137,563$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$54,400$0
    Roy BluntRMO$421,210$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$103,750$0
    John BoozmanRAR$116,237$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$750$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$454,549$0
    Richard BurrRNC$262,724$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$105,243$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$215,375$0
    Ben CardinDMD$16,450$0
    Tom CarperDDE$10,150$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$42,500$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$424,222$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$-350$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$409,675$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$67,650$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$8,950$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$99,070$0
    John CornynRTX$294,455$0
    Tom CottonRAR$1,346,211$0
    Mike CrapoRID$120,694$0
    Ted CruzRTX$2,113,757$0
    Steve DainesRMT$532,385$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$70,091$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$56,900$0
    Mike EnziRWY$51,050$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$258,691$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$485,180$0
    Deb FischerRNE$457,681$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,442,148$0
    Al FrankenDMN$58,607$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$782,582$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$631,579$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$123,738$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$354,881$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$71,250$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$56,333$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$296,541$0
    Dean HellerRNV$193,592$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$352,922$0
    John HoevenRND$86,180$0
    Jim InhofeROK$140,164$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$132,370$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$973,273$0
    Tim KaineDVA$435,656$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$9,500$0
    Mark KirkRIL$261,745$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$371,937$0
    James LankfordROK$245,935$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$41,175$0
    Mike LeeRUT$750,584$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$12,500$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$38,575$0
    John McCainRAZ$207,487$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,257,887$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$570,401$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$46,600$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$45,329$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,600$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$216,775$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$140,125$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$36,175$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$481,409$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$83,943$0
    Rand PaulRKY$533,393$0
    David PerdueRGA$325,228$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$338,873$0
    Rob PortmanROH$305,261$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,250$0
    Harry ReidDNV$24,550$0
    Jim RischRID$83,687$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$298,064$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$181,978$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,010,568$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$29,025$0
    Ben SasseRNE$807,968$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$41,025$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$84,709$0
    Tim ScottRSC$319,311$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$24,500$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$825,729$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$7,950$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$615,538$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$620,489$0
    Jon TesterDMT$351,387$0
    John ThuneRSD$328,014$0
    Thom TillisRNC$333,034$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,407,432$0
    Tom UdallDNM$99,975$0
    David VitterRLA$22,250$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$31,800$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,672,515$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$14,083$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$22,500$0
    Ron WydenDOR$91,005$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$49,850$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$478,319$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$957,237$0
    John BarrassoRWY$46,100$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$137,563$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$54,400$0
    Roy BluntRMO$421,210$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$103,750$0
    John BoozmanRAR$116,237$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$750$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$454,549$0
    Richard BurrRNC$262,724$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$105,243$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$215,375$0
    Ben CardinDMD$16,450$0
    Tom CarperDDE$10,150$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$42,500$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$424,222$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$-350$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$409,675$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$67,650$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$8,950$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$99,070$0
    John CornynRTX$294,455$0
    Tom CottonRAR$1,346,211$0
    Mike CrapoRID$120,694$0
    Ted CruzRTX$2,113,757$0
    Steve DainesRMT$532,385$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$70,091$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$56,900$0
    Mike EnziRWY$51,050$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$258,691$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$485,180$0
    Deb FischerRNE$457,681$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,442,148$0
    Al FrankenDMN$58,607$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$782,582$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$631,579$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$123,738$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$354,881$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$71,250$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$56,333$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$296,541$0
    Dean HellerRNV$193,592$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$352,922$0
    John HoevenRND$86,180$0
    Jim InhofeROK$140,164$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$132,370$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$973,273$0
    Tim KaineDVA$435,656$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$9,500$0
    Mark KirkRIL$261,745$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$371,937$0
    James LankfordROK$245,935$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$41,175$0
    Mike LeeRUT$750,584$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$12,500$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$38,575$0
    John McCainRAZ$207,487$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,257,887$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$570,401$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$46,600$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$45,329$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,600$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$216,775$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$140,125$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$36,175$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$481,409$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$83,943$0
    Rand PaulRKY$533,393$0
    David PerdueRGA$325,228$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$338,873$0
    Rob PortmanROH$305,261$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,250$0
    Harry ReidDNV$24,550$0
    Jim RischRID$83,687$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$298,064$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$181,978$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,010,568$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$29,025$0
    Ben SasseRNE$807,968$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$41,025$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$84,709$0
    Tim ScottRSC$319,311$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$24,500$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$825,729$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$7,950$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$615,538$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$620,489$0
    Jon TesterDMT$351,387$0
    John ThuneRSD$328,014$0
    Thom TillisRNC$333,034$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,407,432$0
    Tom UdallDNM$99,975$0
    David VitterRLA$22,250$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$31,800$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,672,515$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$14,083$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$22,500$0
    Ron WydenDOR$91,005$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Crop production & basic processing$3,814,479
    Livestock$2,298,326
    Milk & dairy producers$1,496,441
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
    Animal Rights$370,120
    Agriculture$189,296
    Human Rights$45,000
    Agricultural labor unions$10,500
    Consumer groups$750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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