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S. 3201 - Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016

Agriculture and food. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit certain practices relating to certain commodity promotion programs, to require greater transparency by those programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016

S. 3201 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to prohibit certain practices relating to certain commodity promotion programs, to require greater transparency by those programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit certain practices relating to certain commodity promotion programs, to require greater transparency by those programs, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016
  • Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016
Sponsor
Mike Lee
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Agricultural marketing and promotion
  • Agricultural research
  • Business records
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Congressional oversight
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Public participation and lobbying
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
Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016

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.

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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

$ Donated
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