S. 441 - Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015

S. 441 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.
Other Titles
  • Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015
  • Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015
Sponsor
Bill Nelson
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • User charges and fees
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Major Actions
Introduced2/10/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/10/2015
2/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2/10/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Tobacco & Tobacco products
Average given to Senators who voted:
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YES$0
$0
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2 Organizations Supported and 28 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015

2 organizations supported this bill

cigar rights of america
Cigar Rights of America (2016, November 30). Help Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation!. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from Cigar Rights of America.
International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association
Talley, Kevin (n.d.). Urge your Representative to co-sponsor the "Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015". Retrieved March 6, 2015, from International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association.

28 organizations opposed this bill

American Academy of Family Physicians
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Association for Cancer Research
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Association for Respiratory Care
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American College of Cardiology
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American College of Physicians
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American College of Preventive Medicine
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Dental Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Heart Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Lung Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Psychological Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Public Health Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Thoracic Society
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Lung Cancer Alliance
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
National Association of County & City Health Officials
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Oncology Nursing Society
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Partnership for Prevention
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
Trust for America's Health
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.

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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$25,000$265,450
Kelly AyotteRNH$45,086$353,724
Tammy BaldwinDWI$250$304,102
John BarrassoRWY$14,500$537,293
Michael F. BennetDCO$25,200$488,999
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$220,861
Roy BluntRMO$26,400$546,280
Cory A. BookerDNJ$10,400$271,631
John BoozmanRAR$6,500$243,410
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$8,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$593,241
Richard BurrRNC$194,725$410,875
Maria CantwellDWA$500$151,804
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$7,500$288,916
Ben CardinDMD$0$409,294
Tom CarperDDE$850$137,950
Bob CaseyDPA$34,400$358,175
Bill CassidyRLA$5,000$1,422,966
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$23,750
William Thad CochranRMS$27,350$173,709
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$275,900
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,500$109,493
Bob CorkerRTN$10,500$441,865
John CornynRTX$41,434$825,999
Tom CottonRAR$47,450$498,192
Mike CrapoRID$9,500$156,894
Ted CruzRTX$15,000$503,134
Steve DainesRMT$24,700$152,135
Joe DonnellyDIN$8,500$137,913
Dick DurbinDIL$2,500$278,132
Mike EnziRWY$5,000$182,350
Joni ErnstRIA$15,100$41,565
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$142,748
Deb FischerRNE$13,000$145,099
Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,000$183,607
Al FrankenDMN$3,225$245,123
Cory GardnerRCO$29,050$250,111
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,500$315,695
Lindsey GrahamRSC$26,600$239,315
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,000$309,385
Orrin G. HatchRUT$35,000$499,072
Martin HeinrichDNM$2,500$208,776
Heidi HeitkampDND$6,750$88,340
Dean HellerRNV$37,000$293,195
Mazie K. HironoDHI$3,500$84,875
John HoevenRND$0$52,773
Jim InhofeROK$4,750$66,053
Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,500$326,075
Ron JohnsonRWI$15,200$346,633
Tim KaineDVA$48,801$370,193
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$104,617
Mark KirkRIL$10,850$390,465
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$170,872
James LankfordROK$11,500$312,646
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$40,660
Mike LeeRUT$8,500$73,533
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$17,500$115,498
Ed MarkeyDMA$4,000$193,921
John McCainRAZ$5,000$189,605
Claire McCaskillDMO$6,000$361,629
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$174,100$970,220
Bob MenéndezDNJ$29,800$640,510
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$183,133
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$77,500
Jerry MoranRKS$23,065$149,250
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$112,650
Chris MurphyDCT$0$357,752
Patty MurrayDWA$400$401,302
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$57,950$389,790
Rand PaulRKY$13,785$468,680
David PerdueRGA$29,700$220,840
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$474,960
Rob PortmanROH$28,800$493,215
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$133,425
Harry ReidDNV$6,000$189,100
Jim RischRID$8,000$35,850
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,100$275,182
Mike RoundsRSD$12,600$175,904
Marco RubioRFL$39,500$335,487
Bernie SandersIVT$0$82,180
Ben SasseRNE$5,000$164,188
Brian SchatzDHI$8,000$123,989
Chuck SchumerDNY$10,000$497,613
Tim ScottRSC$35,600$476,877
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$46,950
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,505$225,664
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$19,900
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,000$463,645
Dan SullivanRAK$5,000$133,457
Jon TesterDMT$25,075$266,589
John ThuneRSD$12,500$217,028
Thom TillisRNC$82,000$361,754
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$50,357$495,300
Tom UdallDNM$2,500$178,112
David VitterRLA$0$74,750
Mark R. WarnerDVA$127,999$319,010
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$48$580,313
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$139,938
Roger F. WickerRMS$16,500$115,500
Ron WydenDOR$0$533,985

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$25,000$265,450
Kelly AyotteRNH$45,086$353,724
Tammy BaldwinDWI$250$304,102
John BarrassoRWY$14,500$537,293
Michael F. BennetDCO$25,200$488,999
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$220,861
Roy BluntRMO$26,400$546,280
Cory A. BookerDNJ$10,400$271,631
John BoozmanRAR$6,500$243,410
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$8,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$593,241
Richard BurrRNC$194,725$410,875
Maria CantwellDWA$500$151,804
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$7,500$288,916
Ben CardinDMD$0$409,294
Tom CarperDDE$850$137,950
Bob CaseyDPA$34,400$358,175
Bill CassidyRLA$5,000$1,422,966
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$23,750
William Thad CochranRMS$27,350$173,709
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$275,900
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,500$109,493
Bob CorkerRTN$10,500$441,865
John CornynRTX$41,434$825,999
Tom CottonRAR$47,450$498,192
Mike CrapoRID$9,500$156,894
Ted CruzRTX$15,000$503,134
Steve DainesRMT$24,700$152,135
Joe DonnellyDIN$8,500$137,913
Dick DurbinDIL$2,500$278,132
Mike EnziRWY$5,000$182,350
Joni ErnstRIA$15,100$41,565
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$142,748
Deb FischerRNE$13,000$145,099
Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,000$183,607
Al FrankenDMN$3,225$245,123
Cory GardnerRCO$29,050$250,111
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,500$315,695
Lindsey GrahamRSC$26,600$239,315
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,000$309,385
Orrin G. HatchRUT$35,000$499,072
Martin HeinrichDNM$2,500$208,776
Heidi HeitkampDND$6,750$88,340
Dean HellerRNV$37,000$293,195
Mazie K. HironoDHI$3,500$84,875
John HoevenRND$0$52,773
Jim InhofeROK$4,750$66,053
Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,500$326,075
Ron JohnsonRWI$15,200$346,633
Tim KaineDVA$48,801$370,193
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$104,617
Mark KirkRIL$10,850$390,465
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$170,872
James LankfordROK$11,500$312,646
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$40,660
Mike LeeRUT$8,500$73,533
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$17,500$115,498
Ed MarkeyDMA$4,000$193,921
John McCainRAZ$5,000$189,605
Claire McCaskillDMO$6,000$361,629
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$174,100$970,220
Bob MenéndezDNJ$29,800$640,510
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$183,133
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$77,500
Jerry MoranRKS$23,065$149,250
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$112,650
Chris MurphyDCT$0$357,752
Patty MurrayDWA$400$401,302
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$57,950$389,790
Rand PaulRKY$13,785$468,680
David PerdueRGA$29,700$220,840
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$474,960
Rob PortmanROH$28,800$493,215
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$133,425
Harry ReidDNV$6,000$189,100
Jim RischRID$8,000$35,850
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,100$275,182
Mike RoundsRSD$12,600$175,904
Marco RubioRFL$39,500$335,487
Bernie SandersIVT$0$82,180
Ben SasseRNE$5,000$164,188
Brian SchatzDHI$8,000$123,989
Chuck SchumerDNY$10,000$497,613
Tim ScottRSC$35,600$476,877
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$46,950
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,505$225,664
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$19,900
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,000$463,645
Dan SullivanRAK$5,000$133,457
Jon TesterDMT$25,075$266,589
John ThuneRSD$12,500$217,028
Thom TillisRNC$82,000$361,754
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$50,357$495,300
Tom UdallDNM$2,500$178,112
David VitterRLA$0$74,750
Mark R. WarnerDVA$127,999$319,010
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$48$580,313
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$139,938
Roger F. WickerRMS$16,500$115,500
Ron WydenDOR$0$533,985

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Tobacco & Tobacco products$1,786,955

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$10,272,691
Physicians$9,118,059
Dentists$2,892,025
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,437,356
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Other non-physician health practitioners$1,237,173
Nurses$1,040,021
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
Health professionals$50,871
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